“Hard Again” by Muddy Waters - album review

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TJR says

Hard Again? I’ll say. The 63-year-old only went and delivered the album of his career in '77! It's just a pity that he seen fit to drag up older material YET again - there’s at least 4 reworkings onboard, rendering the LP “b-list”. They are: “Mannish Boy” (single, 1955 & More Real Folk Blues LP, 1965), “I Want To Be Loved” (single, 1955), “I Can’t Be Satisfied” (single, 1948 & Best Of LP, 1957) and “Deep Down In Florida” (King Bee LP, 1971). The take on “Mannish Boy” is a career-defining moment of pure, raw-blues glory. “Hard Again” was duly rewarded with a Grammy this year for “Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording”.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [05:23] 10.0.png Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy [1977 version] (Ellas Otha Bates, Melvin London, McKinley Morganfield) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [07:44] 7.8.png Muddy Waters - Bus Driver (McKinley Morganfield, Terry Abrahamson) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:20] 7.1.png Muddy Waters - I Want To Be Loved ‘77 (Willie Dixon) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [04:23] 7.5.png Muddy Waters - Jealous Hearted Man (McKinley Morganfield) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [03:28] 9.1.png Muddy Waters - I Can’t Be Satisfied [1977 version] (McKinley Morganfield) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [03:35] 5.8.png Muddy Waters - The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock And Roll, Pt. 2 (McKinley Morganfield, Brownie McGhee) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [05:25] 6.9.png Muddy Waters - Deep Down In Florida (McKinley Morganfield) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [05:59] 6.5.png Muddy Waters - Crosseyed Cat (McKinley Morganfield) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [07:06] 7.0.png Muddy Waters - Little Girl (McKinley Morganfield) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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