Muddy Waters’ Estate Launches Web Site


Posted Jul 21, 1999 at 12:00am
The king of Chicago electric blues now has an official Web site. The estate of McKinley Morganfield, aka Muddy Waters, launched the site Muddywaters.com in early July to serve as a comprehensive collection of news, historical information, audio clips and artwork on the late blues guitarist and singer.

One highlight of the well-designed, easily navigable site is an in-depth biography written by musicologist Pete Welding. In addition, Waters' distinctive sound is described by his guitarist, Bob Margolin, with numerous sound clips used as reference. A video sample of Waters in concert is accessible from the site, as is a complete discography, late-breaking Waters news and links to retailers selling Waters' music and memorabilia.

The site was designed for both educational and entertainment purposes, with updates planned on a quarterly basis. It's a classy start on the Web for an artist who deserves nothing but the best treatment in this medium.

Written by Jason Koransky for DownBeatJazz.com News

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