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In celebration of Muddy Waters' birthday

In celebration of Muddy Waters' birthday, April 4, 1913 (not 1915 as once thought), I'm sharing a few documents and photos.

Here's his Social Security application from 1944 in Chicago:

In 1932 Muddy married Mabel Berry, whose brother Charles was a blues guitarist on the Stovall plantation. Both …

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Last updated March 21, 2023.


Welcome back to the website world of BluEsoterica Archives & Productions, Mail Order, Stackhouse Recording Company, Drop Top Music, and Jim O'Neal. This archival, production, consultation, research, publishing, media, and mail order enterprise is de…

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