MUDDY WATERS Fathers And Sons (1969)

Fathers And Sons (1969)
A Gateway Blues Album For 60s White Teens

This album, a union of the old blues guard (Muddy Waters, Otis Spann) and the new kids on the block (Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, among others), was a gateway blues album for many a 60s/70s teenager looking to get a taste of the devil’s music all his guitar heroes were talking about. There were other unions, The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions and Sonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds come to mind, but Fathers And Sons was an extremely well-marketed release. It seemed like all my pimply faced pals had a copy. The album itself is often credited to Muddy Waters, as he sings lead and wrote a majority of the material, but it’s actually a various artists set (though, the album was once reissued with Muddy’s name on the front cover). Whether you’re a student of those 60s white blues guys – the ones who were doing it right – or simply enthralled by Waters’ smooth, booming vocals (still my favorite of the old school), this is an essential gathering of greats. Expanded, with four additional studio tracks. Amazon.


All Aboard (2:52)
Mean Disposition (5:43)
Blow Wind Blow (3:38)
Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had (3:07)
Walking Thru the Park (3:22)
Forty Days And Forty Nights (3:08)
Standin’ Round Cryin’ (4:05)
I’m Ready (3:39)
24 Hrs (4:48)
Sugar Sweet (2:19)
Country Boy (3:20) – Previously Unreleased
I Love the Life I Live (2:45) – Previously Unreleased
Oh Yeah (3:38) – Previously Unreleased
I Feel So Good (3:01) – Previously Unreleased
Long Distance Call (Live) (6:38)
Baby, Please Don’t Go (Live) (3:03)
Honey Bee (Live) (3:56)
The Same Thing (Live) (5:59)
Got My Mojo Workin’ Part 1 (Live) (3:23)
Got My Mojo Part 2 (Live) (5:12)

11 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    August 2, 2011 - 07:51 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    August 2, 2011 - 19:00 | Permalink

    Ah, Fathers & Sons…this was one of my go-to albums in high school! I agree that this slab o’ vinyl was a great way for white teens to discover genuine blues.

  • 3
    ray orkwis
    August 2, 2011 - 20:28 | Permalink

    Man, I’m always a sucker for Muddy Waters (even more than for Howlin’ Wolf, much as I love Capt. Beefheart), and you have provided some great additions to my listening library. Thanks once again, Willard!

    • 4
      Willard
      August 2, 2011 - 22:45 | Permalink

      Exactly how I feel. There’s nothin’like the Wolf, but Muddy’s voice is just so irresistibly smooth. You got that Muddy live disc from ’64, right? If not, click the gray box for it. It’s quite cool.

  • 5
    Art Ducko
    August 3, 2011 - 02:03 | Permalink

    Muddy’s for the morning. Wolf’s for the midnight hour. It’s all good.

  • 6
    Duncanmusic
    August 3, 2011 - 04:57 | Permalink

    Had it on vinyl, had i t on 8 track, had it on cassette ahd it on CD.
    Don’t have these extras, so I’m eager to hear what was left over after the day’s media length restrictions were met.

    Bloomfield was the key for me. He took me everywhere for several years. I just leant my CD to an 19 year old guitar player friend of my son. The cycle comes around and the wheels turn again. He also took my Electric Flag & Super Session CDs.
    Thanks, Willard.

    • 7
      Willard
      August 3, 2011 - 07:52 | Permalink

      So you bought it 4 times from them, and they can’t be bothered to cough up the extras. But, we’ve got them sitting here, just waiting for you to pick them up. So… Who’s your buddy? Huh? Who’s your buddy?

  • 8
    August 4, 2011 - 09:45 | Permalink

    I have this great album on vinyl…will def download for the bonus tracks!
    Thanks Willard!

    • 9
      Willard
      August 4, 2011 - 09:47 | Permalink

      Hi Cam. Nice to see you.

  • 10
    Duncanmusic
    August 5, 2011 - 04:17 | Permalink

    You KNOW your my pal, Willard. Feeling a little b it needy today, are we?

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