Muddy Waters Bibliography

Cardany, Audrey Berger. “Muddy Waters: His Life and Music.” General Music Today, vol. 31, no. 3, Apr. 2018, pp. 73–79. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/1048371318756626.

Cowley, John. “Really the ‘Walking Blues’: Son House, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and the Development of a Traditional Blues.” Popular Music, vol. 1, 1981, pp. 57–72. JSTOR,

Ferris, William. “Blue Roots and Development.” The Black Perspective in Music, vol. 2, no. 2, 1974, pp. 122–127. JSTOR,

First, David. “It’s for You: Muddy Waters’s ‘Long Distance Call’ and How Delta Blues Re-Set the Controls for the Heart of the Earth.” Leonardo Music Journal, vol. 22, 2012, pp. 79–84.,

Goven, Jennifer (2005) “From the Delta to Chicago: Muddy Waters’ Downhome Blues and the Shaping of African-American Urban Identity in Post World War II Chicago,” McNair Scholars Journal: Vol. 9: Iss. 1, Article 8. Available at:

Hellmann, John M. “‘I’m a Monkey’: The Influence of the Black American Blues Argot on the Rolling Stones.” The Journal of American Folklore, vol. 86, no. 342, 1973, pp. 367–373. JSTOR,

“Redefining the Music Industry: Independent Music in Chicago, 1948–1953.” The Black Musician and the White City: Race and Music in Chicago, 1900-1967, by Amy Absher, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 2014, pp. 82–97. JSTOR,

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