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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Muddy Waters, 'Folk Singer'


Muddy Waters, 'Folk Singer'
282/500

Chess, 1964

Worried that the folk-music fad was luring listeners away from the blues, Chess Records directed Waters to record with acoustic instruments. These sessions – by Waters, Willie Dixon and a young Buddy Guy – went astonishingly well, and this pioneering "unplugged" set is beloved by blues and folk fans alike.


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