And some of the most recognisable names in music have named Muddy Waters as their single-greatest influence, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Johnny Winter.
Muddy Waters' After the Rain has achieved cult-like status amongst blues fans in the years since his death in 1983.
Flo Rida looks like a guy that sells shoes out of his trunk and Brenda looks like the nail shop lady’s daughter. At the Wango Tango concert in LA, Brenda was backstage, hugged up with Flo Rida and ended up leaving the concert holding onto his belt buckle.
“We were only in the studio for about 3 weeks all together and that is BY FAR the fastest and shortest time we’ve ever made a record…but it was intentional to do it that way.
We wanted to push ourselves to work hard and to work efficiently and focused – to see what we could come up with in a shorter period of time.” American singer and guitarist Muddy Waters may have been born in Mississippi, but he defined Chicago blues with songs like "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man." He received his first guitar at age 17, and taught himself to play by listening to recordings of Mississippi blues legends such as Charley Patton. It was with this guitar that he was able to develop the legendary style that transformed the rustic blues of the Mississippi with the urban vibe of the big city.
Working at a paper mill by day, Waters was sweeping the blues scene by night.
By 1946, he had grown so popular that he had begun making recordings for big record companies such as RCA, Colombia and Aristocrat.
No Monkey Junk recording to date has included bass, but they felt that it would be a welcome addition to Monkey Junk’s sound.