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#1 Kali Durga

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 10:03 AM

CHESS RECORDS' REISSUES, BATCH #1: MUDDY WATERS
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"ROLLIN' STONE" B/W "WALKIN' BLUES,"
"SHE'S ALL RIGHT" B/W "SAD, SAD DAY" &
"MANNISH BOY" B/W "YOUNG FASHIONED WAYS"


Third Man Records is proud to introduce our partnership with Universal Music Group in an effort to highlight the depth and importance of the Chess Records catalog. In what is now our third ongoing, label-based series of 7" reissues, along with our Sun Records and Tamla Records series, today we release three singles that are the pinnacle of Muddy Waters' recorded output.

Muddy Waters is considered the premiere Chicago blues artist. His recordings influenced everyone from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin, and countless others. Before his name was synonymous with the Chicago sound and Chess Records, Waters was an aspiring musician in the Mississippi delta whose confidence was bolstered by a visit and field recording by Alan Lomax.

"I really heard myself for the first time. I'd never heard my voice. I used to sing; used to sing just how I felt, 'cause that's the way we always sang in Mississippi," Waters told one journalist. "But when Mr. Lomax played me the record I thought, man, this boy can sing the blues."

The move from Mississippi to Chicago to become a professional musician resulted in two early Muddy Waters hits on the Chess brothers' Aristocrat Records, which shortly thereafter changed its name to Chess Records. Originally released on 78rpm records in 1950, 1953, and 1955 respectively, Waters signature first hit single on Chess, "Rollin Stone" b/w "Walkin' Blues," is paired with "She's All Right" b/w "Sad, Sad Day" and "Mannish Boy" b/w "Young Fashioned Ways."

With recordings this iconic, the Third Man Records pressings are not the first time these songs have been given new life, but we are the only label to reissue them as 7” singles, a label priority we are proud of.

Additional recordings in their partnership with Universal's Chess Records catalog will follow later this year, including a reissue of Muddy Waters' Electric Mud, and this first batch is available on black vinyl wherever fine, new records are sold and via thirdmanstore.com, as well as a limited edition on "Chess-nut" Brown vinyl at both Third Man Records storefronts and at Reckless Records in Chicago, while supplies last.
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#2 300 icky piranhas blues

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 06:59 PM

Dumb question: I presume these are 45s?

#3 Kali Durga

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:32 AM

The labels don't seem to specify, but presumably they would be 45rpm--  

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#4 300 icky piranhas blues

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:43 AM

I only ask because the blurb says the originals were 78s. I agree with your presumption they will be 45s.

 

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 01:13 PM

Ah, gotcha.  Sometimes TMR releases 33rpm 7" records instead of 45rpm, but I assume these are 45.  I'm sure if they ever did something at 78rpm, they'd make a point of specifying it.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:35 PM

:wub: Chess






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