RevieweDVD! Muddy Waters/the Rolling Stones - Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge



Muddy Waters/The Rolling Stones
Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge 1981
Eagle Vision

For those who see the Rolling Stones on the marquee of Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge 1981, it should be noted that this is not a rock and roll DVD – this is plain and simple a blues DVD. There are no Stones tunes on this set list as blues, tunes like “Baby Please Don’t Go” and “Got My Mojo Workin’” take center stage. To be honest, though Mick Jagger is featured here, his vocals aren’t the centerpiece of Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge 1981. Sure, he chimes in from time to time and viewers are treated to some of his best dances moves, but it’s the guitar work here that steals the show, meaning be prepared for a healthy dose of Keith Richards and even Ron Wood on slide guitar, in addition to Waters’ band members doing what they do. For blues fans, Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge 1981 is a stunning release, one you should probably already own to be honest, but it’s probably not recommended for Stones fans, unless you’re into their blues days. There are a couple bonus tracks here, but the real selling point is the CD included that features 11 of the 16 tracks from the DVD. Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge 1981 is truly a piece of American musical history.

Grade: B 

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