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The Best of Muddy Waters

The Best of Muddy Waters
Greatest hits album by Muddy Waters
Released April 1958 (1958-04)[1]
Recorded April 1948 – September 1, 1954[2] in Chicago, Illinois
Genre Chicago blues
Length 35:40[3]
Label Chess LP 1427
Producer Leonard Chess, Phil Chess
Muddy Waters chronology
The Best of Muddy Waters
At Newport 1960
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [3]

The Best of Muddy Waters is a 1958 greatest hits album by Muddy Waters released by Chess Records in April 1958. With the increasing popularity of 33 1/3 rpm recordings (commonly called LPs), Chess Records started releasing its first LPs in 1958.[4] The Best of Muddy Waters (released sometime in April 1958 according to Billboard magazine) was the third LP that Chess released.[1] The album was re-released in CD format in 1997 by Chess and MCA Records.

Track listing

All songs written and composed by McKinley Morganfield, except where noted. 
Side one
No. Title Original release[5] Length
1. "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (Willie Dixon) Chess #1571 2:49
2. "Long Distance Call"   Chess #1452 2:38
3. "Louisiana Blues"   Chess #1441 2:49
4. "Honey Bee"   Chess #1468 3:20
5. "Rollin' Stone"   Chess #1426 3:05
6. "I'm Ready" (Dixon) Chess #1579 3:01
Side two
No. Title Original release[5] Length
1. "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" (Dixon) Chess #1560 2:49
2. "She Moves Me"   Chess #1490 2:54
3. "I Want You to Love Me"   Chess #1550 3:01
4. "Standin' Around Cryin'"   Chess #1526 3:19
5. "Still a Fool"   Chess #1480 3:14
6. "I Can't Be Satisfied"   Aristocrat #1305[6] 2:41


Per Discogs[2]

Release history

Region Label Format Catalog
United States Chess LP LP 1427
Worldwide reissue Chess LP LP CH-9255
United States Chess Cassette CHC-9255
United States Chess/MCA CD CHD-31268
Japan MCA CD UICY-3199


  1. ^ a b "Go under ''1983 Hall of Fame Inductees'' then click on ''The Best of Muddy Waters--Muddy Waters (Chess, 1958)'' to see the album review.". Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Muddy Waters - The Best Of Muddy Waters (CD) at Discogs". 1951-07-11. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  3. ^ a b Chadbourne, Eugene. "The Best of Muddy Waters [Chess] - Muddy Waters : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  4. ^ Howard Mandel, ed. (2005). The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues.  
  5. ^ a b "Label: Chess". Second Hand Songs. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  6. ^ "The Aristocrat Label". Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
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