Muddy Waters (1915–1983)

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Muddy Waters (born McKinley Morganfield) was one of the major forces in contemporary blues. He was instrumental in bringing the sound of the Mississippi Delta to Chicago in the 1940s, where his recordings for the Chess label exerted an enormous influence on both blues and rock musicians from the mid-'50s to the present day. Muddy made his first ... See full bio »

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  Adam Ruins Everything (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2019) (writer - 1 episode, 2019)
- Adam Ruins Music (2019) ... (performer: "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had") / (writer: "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had")
 2019 Prague Lounge Trio: Got My Mojo Workin' (Muddy Waters cover) (Video short) (music: "Got My Mojo Working")
 2018 Overlord (writer: "Bridging the Gap" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2018 Birthmarked (performer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 2017 Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (Documentary) (performer: "My Life Is Ruined", "Got My Mojo Working") / (writer: "My Life Is Ruined" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2017 Burn Motherfucker, Burn! (Documentary) (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
  The Good Fight (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Reddick v Boseman (2017) ... (performer: "I Feel Like Going Home") / (writer: "I Feel Like Going Home")
 2017 Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits (TV Special) (performer: "Mannish Boy" written by nm4051342, nm0225775 (as Elias McDaniel) and nm0914149 (as McKinley Morganfield))
 2017 Sneaky Pete (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Safe (2017) ... (writer: "Rollin' and Tumblin'" - uncredited)
 2016 Two Trains Runnin' (Documentary) (writer: "Still A Fool")
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Keith Richards/Emma Roberts/Nate Bargatze (2015) ... (writer: "Mannish Boy" - uncredited)
 2015/II Frankenstein (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
  Anarchy in Manchester (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... (performer: "Blues Had a Baby") / (writer: "Blues Had a Baby")
 2014 Where the Road Runs Out (performer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 2013 Jimi: All Is by My Side (writer: "Manish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2012 Mockingbird Lane (TV Special) (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy")
 2012 The Legendary Fillmore Slim Playing the Blues (Video short) (performer: "Hoochie Coochie Man" - as Muddy Watters)
 2012 Stand Up Guys (performer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
  True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Soul of Fire (2011) ... (performer: "You Need Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "You Need Love" - uncredited)
  Entourage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- One Last Shot (2011) ... (performer: "She Moves Me") / (writer: "She Moves Me")
 2011 The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years (Video documentary) (performer: "Got My Mojo Working")
 2010 Fire in Babylon (Documentary) (performer: "Tom Cat")
 2010 RED (performer: "I Want to be Loved")
 2010 Chuck Brown: We Got This (Video) (writer: "I'm Your Man" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2010 Going the Distance (performer: "I Want To Be Loved")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (performer: "GOT MY MOJO WORKING", "MANNISH BOY" - uncredited) / (writer: "MANNISH BOY" - uncredited)
 2009 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (writer: "Rollin And Tumblin" - uncredited)
 2009 A Girls Night Out (Short) (music: "Champagne and Reefer")
 2009 The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (Documentary) (writer: "Catfish Blues" - as McKinley Morganfield)
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Top 10 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Train Fare Home") / (writer: "Train Fare Home")
 2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (performer: "You Need Love") / (writer: "Rollin' & Tumblin'")
 2008 Cadillac Records (writer: "Country Blues", "I Can't Be Satisfied" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2008 The Express (performer: "Got My Mo Jo Working")
 2008 It Might Get Loud (Documentary) (performer: "I Can't Be Satisfied") / (writer: "I Can't Be Satisfied" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2008 Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 11 Drug PSAs (2008) ... (writer: "Left Hand Suzuki Method" - uncredited)
 2008 No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (Documentary) (performer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield) / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2008 Shine a Light (Documentary) (performer: "I Can't Be Satisfied") / (writer: "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Champagne And Reefer" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2008 Definitely, Maybe (performer: "Mannish Boy" (1955)) / (writer: "Mannish Boy" (1955) - as Mckinley Morganfield)
 2007 Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (Documentary) (performer: "Mannish Boy (Live)") / (writer: "Mannish Boy (Live)")
 2007 Paul Rodgers: Live in Glasgow (Video documentary) (writer: "Louisiana Blues")
 2007 What Love Is (writer: "Manning Boy")
 2006 Black Snake Moan (writer: "Catfish Medley")
 2006 Glory Road (performer: "My Home is on the Delta") / (writer: "My Home is on the Delta" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cream Reunion Concert (2005) ... (writer: "Rollin' & Tumblin'")
 2005 History Detectives (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Home for Unwed Mothers/Long Expedition Encampment/Evelyn Nesbit Portrait (2005) ... (performer: "Kansas City" - uncredited)
 2005 Proof (performer: "I'm Ready" (1954))
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (performer: "Got My Mo Jo Working") / (writer: "Got My Mo Jo Working")
 2005 The Zodiac (performer: "Trouble No More") / (writer: "Trouble No More" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2005 The Devil's Rejects (performer: "I Be's Troubled") / (writer: "I Be's Troubled" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2004 The Girl Next Door (performer: "HOOTCHIE COOTCHIE MAN")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 8 episodes, 2003) (performer - 7 episodes, 2003)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (performer: "You Cant Lose What You Ain't Never Had", "So Long Baby") / (writer: "You Cant Lose What You Ain't Never Had", "Red Beans" - as McKinley Morganfield)
- Red, White and Blues (2003) ... (performer: "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had", "Champagne and Reefer") / (writer: "Rollin' and Tumblin'", "Champagne and Reefer" - as McKinley Morganfield) / (writer: "You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had")
- Godfathers and Sons (2003) ... (performer: "You Cant Lose What You Ain't Never Had", "Mannish Boy", "Rollin Stone", "I'm Your Hooch Coochie Man", "She's All Right", "I'm Ready", "I Just Want to Make Love to You") / (writer: "You Cant Lose What You Ain't Never Had", "Mannish Boy", "Rollin Stone", "She's All Right" - as McKinley Morganfield)
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... (performer: "You Cant Lose What You Ain't Never Had") / (writer: "You Cant Lose What You Ain't Never Had" - as McKinley Morganfield)
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (performer: "You Cant Lose What You Ain't Never Had") / (writer: "You Cant Lose What You Ain't Never Had" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2003 Foolproof (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2003 The Night We Called It a Day (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as Morganfield)
 2003 Soundstage (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Part 1 (2003) ... (writer: "Baby, Please Don't Go" - uncredited)
 2003 The Soul of a Man (Documentary) (performer: "You Can't Lose What You Never had") / (writer: "You Can't Lose What You Never had" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2003 Daddy Day Care (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 2002 Bedford Springs (performer: "Got My Mojo Workin'")
 2002 Put Your Hands Up!: The Tribute Concert to Chuck Brown (Video) (writer: "Country Boy")
 2001 The Shipping News (writer: "Still a Fool" a.k.a. "Two Trains Running" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 1999 Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Fillmore (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "ALL ABOARD") / (writer: "ALL ABOARD" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 1999 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer: "Woke Up This Morning" (Opening Credits))
 1998 Muddy Waters at Chicagofest (TV Movie documentary) ("Got My Mojo Working", uncredited) / (writer: "Mannish Boy", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Trouble No More", "They Call Me Muddy Waters", "Walking Thru The Park", "She's Nineteen Years Old" - uncredited)
 1998 Jerry and Tom (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy")
  Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1997) (writer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1997)
- Tohu-Nacht Revue 1990-1997 (1997) ... (performer: "Mannish Boy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - uncredited)
- Montreux-Mix II (1995) ... (performer: "Mannish Boy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - uncredited)
 1997 The Rainmaker (performer: "Five Long Years")
 1997 Fire Down Below (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide (writer: "Country Girl")
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 1995 Denise Calls Up (performer: "Long Distance Call") / (writer: "Long Distance Call")
 1995 Casino (performer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (writer: "Evil")
 1994 Little Big League (writer: "STUFF YOU GOTTA WATCH")
 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary) (performer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Got My Mojo Working")
 1993 Undercover Blues (performer: "Crosseyed Cat") / (writer: "Crosseyed Cat" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 1992 Singles (performer: "Little Girl") / (writer: "Little Girl" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 1992 Unplugged (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Eric Clapton (1992) ... (writer: "Rollin' & Tumblin'")
  Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1990 - 1991) (performer - 1 episode, 1990)
- The Summer of '91 (1991) ... (writer: "Mannish Boy" - uncredited)
- Doogie's Awesome, Excellent Adventure (1990) ... (performer: "Mannish Boy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - uncredited)
 1991 Dogfight (performer: "GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL")
 1991 Shakes the Clown (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 1990 Goodfellas (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 1989 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Walk Out (1989) ... (performer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 1988 Frank's Place (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dueling Voodoo (1988) ... (performer: "Got My Mojo Working" - uncredited)
 1987 Adventures in Babysitting (performer: "The Blues Had a Baby (And They Named It Rock-n-Roll)") / (writer: "The Blues Had a Baby (And They Named It Rock-n-Roll)")
 1986 Willy/Milly (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy")
 1986 Soul Man (performer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 1986 The Color of Money (performer: "Still A Fool") / (writer: "Still A Fool")
 1986 Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 1985 Better Off Dead... (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy" - as McKinley Morganfield)
 1985 Breaking All the Rules (as McKinley Morganfield, "Mannish Boy") / (performer: "Mannish Boy")
 1983 Get Crazy (writer: "The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll" - as M. Morganfield)
 1983 Risky Business (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy")
 1978 The Last Waltz (Documentary) (performer: "Mannish Boy") / (writer: "Mannish Boy")
 1975 Mandingo (performer: "Born in This Time")
 1975 Street Girls (performer: "Mother's Bad Luck Child", "Walking Blues") / (writer: "Mother's Bad Luck Child", "Walking Blues")
  The Midnight Special (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1973) (writer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Episode #2.8 (1973) ... (performer: "Can't Get No Grindin' (What's the Matter with the Meal)", "Got My Mojo Working") / (writer: "Can't Get No Grindin' (What's the Matter with the Meal)")
 1964 Blues and Gospel Train (TV Movie) (performer: "Blow Wind, Blow", "You can't lose what you never had")
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There was a time when I had the blues--I mean I really had it bad. I couldn't pay my light bill and I couldn't pay my rent and I really had the blues. But today I can pay my rent and I can pay the light bill and I still got the blues. So I must been born with 'em . . . That's my religion--the blues is my religion.


He was voted the 17th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by "Entertainment Weekly", being the oldest artist to be include on its list of 50 "immortals". See more »


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