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Blues as an art form gave Blacks a medium to manifest their feelings Feelingsranging from humorous to silly to depressed Fortunately for a entire genre of music theonly way for Mckinley Morganfield to express himself was through song Morganfieldbetter known as Muddy Waters became a legendary blues vocalist guitarist When theBlues industry saw commercial success many of its artists also saw rising fame MuddyWaters enjoyed success in the industry up until and even after his death in 1983 Morganfield was born April 4 1915 to Ollie Morganfield and Bertha Jones Hewas born in Rollingfork Mississippi Near their two room shack in Rollingfork there wasa creek Deer Creek As a youngster he used to play in the creek and get all dirty andmuddy It was at this point when his sisters gave him the nickname Muddy WatersBertha died when he was about three After her death he had to move in with hisgrandmother in Clarksdale Raised in Clarksdale he also went to school there He wentto school until he was old enough to work in the fieldsMuch like all of the other field laborers Muddy Waters hollered in the fields to passtime or just to get things off of your chest Waters would also teach himself to playinstruments When he was fifteen he knew how to play the harmonica and he would laterteach himself the guitar The young Waters followed in his fathers musician footsteps Hewas part of a band at fifteen with Scott Bowhandle on guitar and Sonny Simms playingthe violin They would play some Saturday nights in downtown Clarksdale and others hewould sell fried fish on nights And other nights he would watch the greats like SonHouse Robert Johnson and Charlie Patton were great musical influences on Waters Themain influence on Waters was Son House although Waters style of play was more similarMuddy Waters was first recognized by word of mouth Alan Lomax of TheLibrary of Congress went to Clarksdale to
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