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Remembering Muddy Waters with His Youngest Son, Joseph Morganfield

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This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016

 

TOPIC: “MUDDY WATERS: THE MUSIC, THE MAN, THE LEGACY”

IN-STUDIO GUEST: JOSEPH MORGANFIELD

                                        

This edition of the “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” is a “Legacy” program focusing on the powerful musical impact of iconic Chicago bluesman, MUDDY WATERS.

 

Live in studio to guest with show host/producer Tom Lounges, is Muddy’s son, JOSEPH MORGANFIELD.  Himself very involved with today’s Chicago blues scene, Joseph  hand picks some favorite Muddy Waters’ songs to play, as he discusses his father’s legacy and gives listeners a peek into the man behind the music.

 

Muddy Waters, was born McKinley Morganfield, and had a string of early hits in the 1950s and is widely considered one of the most important figures in blues music. Muddy came to Chicago in the 1940s, living for decades on the South Side and recording for the legendary Chess Records, before he later moved to Westmont in the 1970s.

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JOSEPH MORGANFIELD PHOTO by CONNIE CARROLL

Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.