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Greatest Festival Moments in Rock and Roll History: Newport Jazz 1960

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Muddy Waters at the Newport Jazz Festival, 1960

With rare exception, blues and blues musicians entertained exclusively black audiences in the 1950s. George Wein, the founder of the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals, gave Muddy Waters a platform to reveal the majesty and power of the blues to an entirely new audience. The record album of this show became essential listening to a new generation. Music was never the same again.

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Muddy Waters, "Got My Mojo Working" at the Newport Jazz Festival, 1960

Muddy Waters, "Hoochie Coochie Man" at the Newport Jazz Festival, 1960

Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, and Buddy Guy, "The Same Thing," Montreux Jazz Festival, 1974

Muddy Waters live in Dortmund, Germany - October 29, 1976

Blues Summit in Chicago with Muddy Waters and friends, Soundstage

Muddy Waters at Buddy Guy's Checkerboard Lounge with the Rolling Stones in 1981, "Baby Please Don't Go"

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