Folk Singer (studio album) by Muddy Waters

Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
Year: 1964
Overall rank: 2,368th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 138 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1964 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (218th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,368th)
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Folk Singer is ranked as the best album by Muddy Waters.

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77/100 (from 138 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.2/100, a mean average of 76.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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From 12/14/2020 18:24
69/100

Best tracks: My Home Is In the Delta, Country Boy, Feels Like Going Home
Worst tracks: My Captain, Good Morning Little School Girl, Cold Weather Blues, Big Leg Woman
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95/100
From 10/05/2016 15:40
This may be one of the best-recorded blues albums. It sounds like these dudes are in the room with you.
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From 05/05/2016 23:20
The only song i really enjoyed on this album was "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl".
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From 02/01/2015 02:49
To use a somewhat ironic reference, this is the 'Kind of Blue' of the blues! - Incredible stuff! You can almost literally hear a pin drop, it's so intense! - Not to mention the line up; Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and last, but not least, Buddy Guy...what more needs to be said?
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75/100
From 12/19/2014 21:46
Probably my least favorite Muddy Waters album.
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90/100
From 01/13/2014 21:13
It has no songs that really standout, but it is a overall nice and passionate album.
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From 11/08/2011 22:49
A very powerful voice finding a very sweet and deep atmosphere thanks to the beautiful acoustic arangements that contrast with Waters more traditionally electric approach, it sure has a lot of delta in the Robert Johnson vibe but it has more in common to what Rick Rubin would later achieve for Johnny Cash in the American Recordings albums, a trully underrated gem...
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Best Albums of 1964
1. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
2. Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz & João Gilberto
3. The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan
4. Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
5. Out To Lunch! by Eric Dolphy
6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
7. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica by The Ronettes
8. Kinks by The Kinks
9. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
10. Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke
11. The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan
12. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
13. Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles
14. Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie
15. Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock
16. The Animals by The Animals
17. "Live" At The Star-Club, Hamburg by Jerry Lee Lewis
18. The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones
19. Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet
20. Pain In My Heart by Otis Redding
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