Here we have a show that’s very near and dear to my heart. I taped this off WBCN-FM in Boston in 1993 during Carter Allen’s Sunday Morning Blues Review. He’d mine the WBCN vaults each week for some of the best blues performances that had been broadcast over the air during their years as “The Rock Of Boston.” Another favorite is the 1978 B.B. King show I shared here last year which is still available and highly recommended.
While B.B. was a consummate showman with a polished big band, Muddy and his crew hit the stage sounding like they had been drinking all afternoon getting nice and loose for the evening’s set. And to make this an even more special occasion, then-mayor Kevin White presented Muddy and his band with a proclamation that the day of the show would be officially observed as Muddy Waters Day in the city, undoubtedly a special honor for the blues legend.
I treasured this on cassette for many, many years in the ’90s and am happy to share it with you now.
Click the link above or below to download this folder from Dropbox. Unzip > Import to iTunes > Enjoy!