Rachel Wadham


Outstanding, Primary, Musicians; Blues; Music; Chicago; Biography

Document Type

Book Review


Muddy Waters was a tenacious young man who really didn’t like to take no for an answer. Growing up, he made instruments out of anything and listened to the legends around him like Son House play. Working in the fields by day and playing in music joints at night soon became unsatisfactory for Muddy, who packed up and moved to the big city of Chicago where music was pushing boundaries. Muddy played in lots of clubs and even tried to make a few records, but it was not until he captured his own unique signature sound that he was able to make a record, sold out in twenty-four hours. Through hard work and determination, Muddy helped invent a style called Chicago Blues—the music that inspired generations to come.