Muddy Waters, Original SIGNED Photograph, Chess Records Publicity Photo, SIGNED By Muddy Waters [SOLD]
Muddy Waters, Original SIGNED Photograph, Chess Records Publicity Photo, SIGNED By Muddy Waters  [SOLD]
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Muddy Waters, Original Chess Records Publicity Photograph, boldly SIGNED by the great blues man to the bottom left margin; 8’” by 10”, glossy b & w photo, about fine with a few random surface dings, minimal edge wear and a small pen stroke to the left edge of the verso. The original signature in black marker is fine with just a hint of brushing to the “M”. There can be no more apt setting for Water’s autograph than this photograph; already in his thirties, Muddy was a virtual unknown upon his arrival in Chicago in 1943, where, like many of his fellow blues musicians, he struggled to make a career. In 1947, with Sunnyland Slim on piano, he made his first recordings with Leonard Chess, a new producer on the scene, and in the words of music historian Ted Gioia, “Waters [thus] would embark on a partnership with the Chess brothers that would last almost thirty years and transform the sound of postwar blues”. Upon hearing of Leonard Chess’ sudden death of a heart attack in 1969, Waters, said in tribute: “I think if he was livin’, he would say what I’m sayin’ now; he made me and I made him”. A very scarce and desirable piece of signed classic blues ephemera, in collector’s condition with a Real/Epperson COA. J 2042

Muddy Waters, Original SIGNED Photograph, Chess Records Publicity Photo, SIGNED By Muddy Waters  [SOLD]
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Muddy Waters, Original SIGNED Photograph, Chess Records Publicity Photo, SIGNED By Muddy Waters  [SOLD]
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Muddy Waters, Original SIGNED Photograph, Chess Records Publicity Photo, SIGNED By Muddy Waters  [SOLD]
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