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In an attempt to make {$Muddy} more sellable to his newly found white audience, Chess lumbered him with {$Hendrix}-influenced psychedelic blues arrangements for {^Electric Mud}. Commercially, actually, the results weren't bad; {$Marshall Chess} claims it sold between 150,000 and 200,000 copies. Musically, it was as ill-advised as putting Dustin Hoffman into a {^Star Wars} epic. Guitarists {$Pete Cosey} and {$Phil Upchurch} are very talented players, but {$Muddy}'s brand of down-home electric blues suffered greatly at the hands of extended fuzzy solos. {$Muddy} and band overhaul classics like {&"I Just Want to Make Love to You"} and "Hoochie Coochie Man," and do a ludicrous cover of "Let's Spend the Night Together"; wah-wah guitars and occasional wailing soprano sax bounce around like loose basketballs. It's a classically wrongheaded, crass update of the blues for a modern audience. The 1996 CD reissue adds interesting historical liner notes. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 I Just Want to Make Love to You Muddy Waters 4:16
  3. 2 (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters 4:49
  4. 3 Let's Spend the Night Together Muddy Waters 3:7
  5. 4 She's Alright Muddy Waters 6:28
  6. 5 Mannish Boy Muddy Waters 3:46
  7. 6 Herbert Harper's Free Press News Muddy Waters 4:37
  8. 7 Tom Cat Muddy Waters 3:36
  9. 8 The Same Thing Muddy Waters 5:44

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