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I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water

Composed by Eddie Miller - Digital Sheet Music

I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water

Composed by Eddie Miller - Digital Sheet Music

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I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water sheet music composed by Eddie Miller
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I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water composed by Eddie Miller - Digital Sheet Music
One of the great blues singers of the post-World War II period, Jimmy Witherspoon was also versatile enough to fit comfortably into the jazz world. Witherspoon was born on August 8, 1923 in Gurdon, Arkansas. As a child, he sang in a church choir, and made his debut recordings with Jay McShann for Philo and Mercury in 1945 and 1946. His own first recordings, using McShann's band, resulted in a number one R&B hit in 1949 with "Ain't Nobody's Business Parts 1 & 2" on Supreme Records. Live performances of "No Rollin' Blues" and "Big Fine Girl" provided 'Spoon with two more hits in 1950. The mid-'50s were a lean time, with his style of shouting blues temporarily out of fashion; singles were tried for Federal, Chess, Atco, Vee Jay, and others, with little success. Witherspoon's album Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival (HiFi Jazz) from 1959 lifted him back into the limelight. Partnerships with Ben Webster or Groove Holmes were recorded, and he toured Europe in 1961 with Buck Clayton, performing overseas many more times in the decades to follow. Some memorable music resulted, but Witherspoon's best 1960s album is Evening Blues (Prestige), which features T-Bone Walker on guitar and Clifford Scott on saxophone. As the seventies began, Witherspoon decided to take a short break from live performances, settled in Los Angeles, took a job as a Disc Jockey and continued making records. In 1971 Witherspoon teamed up with former Animals vocalist Eric Burdon for the album Guilty. Unfortunately it sold poorly. By 1973 his short retirement from live performances was over. Witherspoon was ready to get back on the road and assembled an amazing band featuring a young Robben Ford on lead guitar. Those live shows had received positive reviews, rejuvanting Witherspoon's move toward a definite rock/soul sound. He traveled to London in 1974 to record Love Is a Five Letter Word with British blues producer Mike Vernon. Vernon had produced critically acclaimed British blues albums by John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac and Ten Years After. By the early '80s, Witherspoon was diaognosed with throat cancer. Although he remained active and was a popular concert attraction, the effect of the disease on his vocals was obvious. Jimmy Witherspoon passed away on September 18, 1997 at the age of 74. — Bob Porter, Scott Yanow & Al Campbell
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Title:

I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water

Composed by:

Eddie Miller

Instruments:

Voice, range: C4-Eb5 Piano, range: C2-E5 Guitar

Scorings:

Piano/Vocal/Guitar

Original Published Key:

C Major

Product Type:

Musicnotes

Product #:

MN0043025

Price:

$5.50
Includes digital copy + 1 print. Each additional print is $3.95

Number of Pages:

4

Lyrics Begin:

Babe, we got to have our little talk.

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Composed by:

Eddie Miller

Additional Performer:

Jimmy Witherspoon

Number of Pages:

4

Form:

Song

Instruments:

Voice, range: C4-Eb5 Piano, range: C2-E5 Guitar

Scoring:

Piano/Vocal/Guitar

Original Published Key:

C Major

Product Type:

Musicnotes

Product #:

MN0043025

Tempo:

Moderate blues

Metronome:

q = 100

Styles:

Urban Blues

Jazz Blues

Jump Blues

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Composer:

Eddie Miller

Lyricist:

Eddie Miller

Date:

1936

Publisher:

Universal Music Publishing Group

Product Type:

Musicnotes

Product #:

MN0043025

Lyrics Begin:

Babe, we got to have our little talk.

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Ultimate Showstoppers: Blues

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