MUDDY WATERS,JOHNNY WINTER AND JAMES COTTON
BREAKIN IT UP BREAKIN IT DOWN
Live recordings from March 1977
Muddy Waters\'s career was revitalized in the 1970s when he fell in with Johnny Winter, recording the classic Hard Again and a good deal of live material with Winter and singer/harmonica player James Cotton. Breakin It Up, Breakin It Down culls from these same live recordings, and features material that wasn\'t included on Muddy \'Mississippi I\' Waters Live or the subsequent expanded version of that album.
Fans of Waters\'s music (and his \'70s work in particular) will find much of the old magic here. Waters lets loose on several numbers, including his classics \"I Can\'t Be Satisfied\" and \"Got My Mojo Workin\'\", while Winter and Cotton offer takes on other blues gems (Winter turns in a smoking version of John Lee Hooker\'s \"I Done Got Over It\", for example). The recordings feature chops galore, but never at the expense of that vintage South Chicago sound.
Personnel: Muddy Waters (guitar); Johnny Winter (guitar); James Cotton (harp).
Bob Margolin (guitar); Pinetop Perkins (piano); Charles Calmese (bass guitar); Willie \'Big Eyes\' Smith (drums).
1. Black Cat Bone/Dust My Broom (Previously Unreleased) 5:55
2. Can\'t Be Satisfied (Previously Unreleased) 3:47
3. Caledonia (Previously Unreleased)6:57
4. Dealin\' With The Devil (Previously Unreleased) 7:50
5. Rocket 88 (Previously Unreleased) 2:09
6. I Done Got Over It (Previously Unreleased) 5:59
7. How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong (Previously Unreleased) 5:53
8. Mama Talk To Your Daughter (Previously Unreleased) 5:53
9. Love Her With A Feeling (Previously Unreleased) 5:47
10. Trouble No More 4:09
11. Got My Mojo Workin\' 4:59