Throwback: Black History Month: Muddy Waters

Today is the 24th day of Black History Month. Over the course of the month, I’ll spend some time paying tribute to Black artists across a wide and diverse array of genres and styles. My hope is that these posts should serve as an important reminder that the Black experience is the American experience, that Black culture is American culture — and importantly, Black lives and Black art matter. You can’t love Black art and Black artists without giving a shit about Black people. 

This month won’t be a comprehensive study of Black music. It’ll be more idiosyncratic because — well, JOVM after all. Now, if you’ve been following this site, you may recall that so far I’ve paid tribute to:

I must pay proper tribute to the legendary Muddy Waters, the father of modern Chicago blues. As the story allegedly goes, the blues great performed a song that wound up inspiring The Rolling Stones’ name. And his work has influenced countless blues artist and rockers.