|The two songs
Lomax recorded in 41, were "Country Blues," which was an adaptation of
Johnson’s or Son House’s "Walking Blues" and "I
be’s troubled", which later became "I can't be satisfied".
Next year, Lomax recorded
him again, and the year after, in 1943, Muddy was on his way to Chicago.
There he was helped by Broonzy, who had the reputation, to help all the
young Blues musicans and he soon played the acoustic guitar behind John
Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson.
Apart from the music,
he worked as a truck driver, as during WW II jobs were again easy to find
The year after he bought
an electric guitar and by and by he nearly single-handedly transformed
Chicago Blues style.
His first record was
"I can’t be satisfied," - already played with the electric guitar.
What then followed during
the 50’s and 60’s was one hit after another. Electric Blues was louder,
more agressive and far mor self-confident than Folk Blues was.
Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley
and of course Muddy Waters dominated the Chicago Blues scene with songs
Boy" or "Hootchie
From there it was just
a small step to Rock'n Roll.
Muddy Waters with his