The Times they were A-Changin'. As Muddy Waters himself observed, White Teens were now much deeper into the blues than the Teens of "his own race", something that he pitied, even though he probably liked the respect he was getting from his new Fans. The Latter of the two Album, Waters recorded for Cadet Concept (A subsidiary of Chess Records, aiming at the Psychedelic Movement which had Bands of the likes of Rotary Connection), it was the Second experiment with the Psychedelic Sounds, something that Chess Records was trying to impose on their acts to draw a bridge between the two generations, the old Blues and their Suits and the new generation of Freaks. The difference between this two Albums (Electric Mud and After...) is the freedom that Waters was given to record and choose which Songs to play and how to do each one of them. Waters himself plays Lead-Guitar on this one, quite a rarity in his 60's Recordings where he devotes his attention at his voice.
Best Tracks - "I Am The Blues", "Ramblin' Mind", "Rollin' And Tumblin", "Bottom Of The Sea", "Honey Bee" and "Screamin' And Cryin'". Waters may not have enjoyed the previous Album, but he still invited most of the Musicians of the previous Sessions to help him create an Album with a similar sound. This is a very good Album, Blues with a Psychedelic taste very different from the Traditional Blues that bored the younglings.
Muddy Waters (After The Rain Personnel):
- Muddy Waters - Vocals, Lead-Guitar.
- Phil Upchurch - Guitar.
- Morris Jennings - Drums.
- Otis Spann - Piano.
- Louis Satterfield - Bass.
- Pete Cosey - Guitar.
- Charles Stepney - Organ.
- Paul Oscher - Harmonica.
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