Third Man dive into the rich history of Chicago blues label Chess Records.
With 3 never-before-reissued Muddy Waters singles. 2 of the 3 singles have only been issued on 10" shellacs, and this will be their first time on an authorized 7". Now housed in a re-imagined Chess Records company sleeve based on the 1950s inner label, these singles have been out of print for 60+ years and sound absolutely beautiful. Intended as the sequel to Muddy Waters’ and Willie Dixon’s 1954 hit Hootchie Cootchie Man and simultaneously as the response to Bo Diddley’s 1955 groover I’m A Man, the A-side Manish Boy itself has since become a blues standard, covered by anyone from Erykah Badu to The Band.