Muddy Waters "Folk Singer"


I recently picked up a copy of Muddy Waters "Folk Singer" thanks to the forum. I could not believe the quality of the recording, not to mention the material from a cd I purchased for $7.95!! What are some of the other "gems" out there that are worth hunting for in blues or jazz and classical as well?
tonyp54
So many "gems" ... here's a baker's dozen ... eclectic and satisfying:

Louis Armstrong plays W.C. Handy
Louis Armstrong plays Fats Waller
The Great Summit (Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington)
Clifford Brown with Strings
Chet Baker "Chet"

John Hiatt "Crossing Muddy Waters"
David Johansen and the Harry Smiths
Various "Telarc's Got the Blues" ($3 sampler ... awesome)
Otis Spann "Good Morning Mr. Blues"

Electric Flag "A Long Time Comin"
Elvis Presley "From Elvis in Memphis"
Bob Dylan "Blood on the Tracks'
Blood, Sweat, & Tears 2nd Album

Regards and come back for more, Rich
So many "gems" ... here's a baker's dozen ... eclectic and satisfying:

Louis Armstrong plays W.C. Handy
Louis Armstrong plays Fats Waller
The Great Summit (Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington)
Clifford Brown with Strings
Chet Baker "Chet"

John Hiatt "Crossing Muddy Waters"
David Johansen and the Harry Smiths
Various "Telarc's Got the Blues" ($3 sampler ... awesome)
Otis Spann "Good Morning Mr. Blues"

Electric Flag "A Long Time Comin"
Elvis Presley "From Elvis in Memphis"
Bob Dylan "Blood on the Tracks'
Blood, Sweat, & Tears 2nd Album

Regards and come back for more, Rich
Should be on the desert island list: Junior Wells "Hoodoo Man Blues" on Delmark and "The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco", Riverside (the 20bitK2 Super Coding remasterd version will give you excellent sonics to boot). The list is so long, the only important thing to remember is that once you are on the journey of discovery of blues and jazz, you have a lifetime of learning and enjoyment to look ahead to. Nice to see someone talking about music instead of vibration control and burn-in for a change!
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Robert Johnson - Boxed Set
Jazz at the Pawnshop
The Healer - John Lee Hooker
The Bach Sonata's - Lara St. John (Astounding!)
Cafe Blue - Patricia Barber
Monk's Dream - Theloneous Monk
When a Woman gets the Blues - Rory Block
Anything by Jacintha
Temptation - Holly Cole
Anything by Eva Cassidy
I hope the copy you picked up of MW's Folk Singer was the Original Master Recording, UltradiscII Gold CD,(big difference!!) Another intimate Blues recording is Lightnin' Hopkins's Lightnin' CD or LP both great!
Add to the above choices:
Coleman Hawkins encounters Ben Webster
Has anyone compared the very recent release of Muddy's "Folk Singer" with the Gold Ultradisk II version which is a few years old ? The Gold is a favorite reference disk for me.
This is available on SACD for $15...great disc!
A good point is raised here. The suggestions have to include the specific cd in many cases. Kind of Blue, for example, should be the 20 bit remastered Columbia Legacy version from what I understand. My Folk Singer cd is the mca/chess version and it sounds great. It's got to sound incredible if the ultradisk is an improvement. I guess its available through acoustic sounds?
Haven't yet heard the SACD version of "Folk Singer", but the best one so far is the DAD version on Classic Records, IMHO. Full enjoyment of this DAD can only work if your DVD player will pass a non-downconverted 24/96 digital signal. If so, the quality is stunning, as if Muddy and Otis Spann and the boys are right there in your listening room.

Sometimes makes me wonder why so many other SACD's and CD's sound so pale by comparison.