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Album: Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters
Artist: Paul Rodgers
1993 Victory
CD: 383 480 013-2 [USA]; 828424.2 [UK]

Band members:
Paul Rodgers: lead vocals, nylon guitars (1), Rhodes & rhythm guitar (9), Valdez guitar (15)
Jason Bonham: drums
Pino Palladino: bass
Ian Hatton: rhythm guitar

Featured guests:
Buddy Guy: lead guitar (1)
Trevor Rabin: lead guitar (2, 7)
Brian Setzer: lead guitar (3)
Jeff Beck: lead guitar (4, 5, 12)
Steve Miller: lead guitar (6)
David Gilmour: lead guitar (8)
Slash: lead guitar (9)
Gary Moore: lead guitar (10)
Brian May: lead guitar (11)
Neal Schon: lead guitar (13, 15)
Richie Sambora: lead guitar (14)

Additional musicians:
Billy Sherwood: percussion (all)
Mark T. Williams: bass drum (1, 5), brushes (5)
Jimmie Wood : harmonica (2, 6, 7, 11)
Jimi Haun: rhythm guitar (6, 13)
Ronnie Foster: Hammond (7, 15)
Paul Shaffer: Hammond (8)
David Paich: Hammond (13), piano (13, 15)
Alexandra Brown, Carmen Carter, Jean McClain: backing vocals (1, 15)

Artistic direction: Paul Rodgers
Produced by Billy Sherwood
Executive producer: Phil Carson
Recorded & mixed by Tom Fletcher & Billy Sherwood
Additional mixing: Leif Mases (4, 5, 12)
Assisting engineers: Ulrich Wild, Richard Hasal, Scott Campbell, Mathew Ellard, Simon Wall, Dave Lopez
Mastered by Joe Gastwirt
Additional engineering: Leif Mases, Rick Fisher, Ray Mascarenas, Trevor Rabin, Ian Taylor

Disc 2: Produced by Billy Sherwood

Cover art direction: Sheryl Lutz-Brown
Design: Nicky Davis
Photography: Caroline Grayshock, David Gahr

Disc 1: Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters
1. Muddy Water Blues (Acoustic Version) [Rodgers] (4:50)
2. Louisiana Blues [Muddy Waters] (4:02)
3. I Can't be Satisfied [Waters] (4:12)
4. Rollin' Stone [Waters] (5:28)
5. Good Morning Little School Girl (Part 1) [SB Williamson] (4:03)
6. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man [W Dixon] (5:07)
7. She's Alright [Waters] (3:45)
8. Standing Around Crying [Waters] (6:24)
9. The Hunter [BT Jones/C Wells/A Jackson Jr./D Dunn/S Cooper] (3:39)
10. She Moves Me [Waters] (4:49)
11. I'm Ready [W Dixon] (2:59)
12. I Just Want to Make Love to You [W Dixon] (4:01)
13. Born Under a Bad Sign [W Bell/BT Jones] (4:45)
14. Good Morning Little School Girl (Part 2) [SB Williamson] (3:03)
15. Muddy Water Blues (Electric Version) [Rodgers] (4:47)

Disc 2: Paul Rodgers: The History
16. All Right Now [Andy Fraser/Rodgers] (7:12)
17. Wishing Well [Rodgers/Simon Kirke/Testu Yamauchi/Bundrick/Paul Kossoff] (4:07)
18. Fire & Water [Fraser/Rodgers] (3:58)
19. Bad Company [Rodgers/Kirke] (5:06)
20. Feel Like Making Love [Rodgers/Mick Ralphs] (5:59)
21. Can't Get Enough [Ralphs] (3:44)

All songs arranged by Rodgers/Bonham/Palladino/Hatton

Notes: Paul Rodgers' tribute to one of his musical heroes, Muddy Water Blues features an array of famous guitarists, including Trevor Rabin. Sherwood produced and familiar Sherwood associates Jimi Haun (played on Union), Mark T Williams and Toto's David Paich appear. Queen guitarist Brian May plays on one track and, a bit over a decade later, Rodgers would sing on tour with Queen, including playing some of songs featured on disc 2 like "All Right Now".

The second CD was a limited offer only available with the initial release of the album in the UK (and possibly other countries). The provenance of the tracks is unclear: the liner notes say nothing more than that they are produced by Sherwood, but I guess they were recorded by the core band at the same time as the rest of the album. (Ray Riethmeier/HP; 18 Jul 2005)

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