THE MUDDY WATERS/FRIDAY MUSIC 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE SERIES CONTINUES!
MUDDY WATERS & JOHNNY WINTER – THEIR FINAL STUDIO RECORDING TOGETHER
FIRST TIME SUPER LIMITED EDITION TRANSLUCENT GOLD AUDIOPHILE VINYL –
STRIKING GATEFOLD COVER ART
MASTERED IMPECCABLY BY JOE REAGOSO (MUDDY WATERS, JOHNNY WINTER) AT
FRIDAY MUSIC & CAPITOL STUDIOS, HOLLYWOOD, CA
MANUFACTURED AT R.T.I.
FEATURED MUSICIANS: JOHNNY WINTER, JAMES COTTON, PINETOP PERKINS, WILLIE
SMITH, CHARLES CALMESE & BOB MARGOLIN
"I WILL ALWAYS CONSIDER MUDDY WATERS TO BE ONE OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS.
MUDDY WATERS REFERRED TO ME AS HIS SON" -Johnny Winter 2014
Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers
of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of
course his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to
influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.
With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began working in the
late seventies with one of his biggest fans Johnny Winter, cutting his final four albums for
Blue Sky Records, earning both the artist and producer both Grammy Awards for several of
Their final studio recording "King Bee", shows the artist and producer in very rare and rockin’
form. The 1981 blues smash features a plethora of Muddy Waters originals, as well as tip of
the hat to Slim Harpo with Muddy’s classic rendition of "King Bee."
Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary Johnny Winter on guitar, James
Cotton on harp and the masterful Pinetop Perkins on piano, "King Bee" would go on to
become one of the more revered and successful studio albums in Muddy Water’s extensive
Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits "King Bee", Muddy continues to rock the
house through a treasure trove of 9 more blues champions which made this Lp the classic
that it is. The album features classic gems like his classics "I Feel Like Going Home",
"Champagne And Reefer" and "Deep Down In Florida."
Noted for introducing his Chicago laden blues style to a whole new generation of guitar
players, "King Bee" is just another example of how important this late blues master’s music
was and still is to millions of fans across the globe.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary arsenal of fine recordings of
Muddy Waters. That is why we are so very proud to announce another installment in The
Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary final
studio masterpiece "King Bee", now on super limited edition translucent gold audiophile
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker) atFriday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, CA, "King Bee" will truly become
one of the more important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be offered in
quite some time.
To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition
masterwork with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well
as rare inner photos, which show the man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions
of music lovers across the globe.
Muddy Waters...."King Bee".......Impeccable, historic blues and rock from your friends at Friday
Deep Down In Florida......