Label: Analogue Productions – AAPB 1483-45 ( Chess LPS-1483)
Mastered By Bernie Grundman
Limited Edition – Pressed at QRP Quality Record Pressings –
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head 2
The Absolute Sound Super Disc List TAS Harry Pearson Super LP List
100 Recommended All-Analog ressues Worth Owning – Michael Fremer Analogplanet 2019
“The Quality Record Pressing is drop-dead quiet-as silent as the best Japanese pressings from the late 1970s-and the amount of inner detail released is simply astonishing…the sound is sweet, liquid and free of harshness and edge. The dynamics are mind-boggling. When Muddy takes it up ten notches to emphasize a point it’s positively explosive in a way the 33 1/3 version only suggests.” Music = 9/10, Sound = 10/10! – Michael Fremer, musicangle.com.
Muddy Waters’ legendary 1964 Chess release Folk Singer is hands-down the most deliberated ‘true audiophile’ blues recording in existence.
With outstanding support from Buddy Guy on second guitar, Otis Spann on piano, Willie Dixon at the upright bass, and contributions from drummer Clifton James, its reputation is not surprising, and the fact that Folk Singer stands as Waters’ only acoustic album just adds to its significance in the blues canon.
Greatest Blues Albums of All Time, Folk Singer is not just a great blues album but an audiophile standard, arguably the only “classic” blues record to achieve such a prestigious standing.