January 2, 1947: Muddy Waters makes three recordings for Columbia,
"Hard Day Blues"
and "Burying Ground Blues."
Burying Ground Blues
Testament Label does not release them until 1971—In the meantime, Muddy had to survive as a truck driver: well, sort of…
Working as a truck driver, Waters had managed to persuade the operators of Aristocrat-later Chess-Records, a small, independent Chicago firm, to record him...
After a few unsuccessful attempts, Waters suddenly scored with the single "I Can't Be Satisfied”
B/W “I Feel Like Going Home”
And it is with this record that the history of the modern Chicago blues properly begins. Over the next few years, Waters gathered around him a group of like-minded, country-reared musicians with whom he proceeded to make blues history...
A complete Muddy Waters Biography can be found on the Official Muddy Waters Website. Check it out!