McKinley Morganfield (better known as Muddy Waters) is an American blues musician. He was born in April 4, 1913 in Issaquena County, Mississippi, United States. Widely characterized him as the "Father of modern Chicago blues". Rolling Stone ranked Muddy Waters #17 in their magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Muddy Waters transfer to Chicago in 1940. He played with variety tent show (Silas Green) and then go back to Mississippi. In 1941, Alan Lomax went to Stovall, Mississippi to record different country blues musicians. Muddy said "He brought his stuff down and recorded me right in my house"and he continued "and "when he played back the first song I sounded just like anybody's records". In July 1942, Alan Lomax had returned to record him again. It is released on Down On Stovall's Plantation on the Testament label. Muddy Waters go back to Chicago hoping to become a professional musician (a full time musician) in 1943. He reside in his relative for a moment while working in a factory during the day and performing at night. One of the leading bluesmen (Big Bill Broonzy) in Chicago during that time, help him to enter in the very competitive market. Broonzy allows him to open for his shows in the noisy clubs. His uncle Joe Grant had a present to him which is his first electric guitar that he used when he perform in the club.