Muddy Waters’ legendary 1964 Chess release Folk Singer is hands-down the most deliberated ‘true audiophile’ blues recording in existence. With outstanding support from Buddy Guy on second guitar, Willie Dixon at the upright bass, and contributions from veteran drummer Clifton James, its first rate reputation is not surprising in the least, and the fact that Folk Singer stands as Waters’ only acoustic album just adds to its significance in the blues canon. 

Ranked #280 by Rolling Stone on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Folk Singer is not just a great blues album but an audiophile standard, arguably the only “classic” blues record to achieve such a prestigious distinction. Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original 1964 Chess analog masters and pressed on 33 1/3 rpm 180g vinyl LP, this intimate and dynamic Chicago blues affair is an absolute crown jewel, as worthy of multiple configurations as any record out there!



  1. My Home Is in the Delta
  2. Long Distance Call
  3. My Captain
  4. Good Morning Little School Girl
  5. You’re Gonna Need My Help
  6. Cold Weather Blues
  7. Big Leg Woman
  8. Country Boy
  9. Feel Like Going Home