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Muddy Waters - Hard Again flac album
Hard Again
Chicago Blues
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Hard Again is the twelfth studio album by American blues singer Muddy Waters. It was recorded by produced by Johnny Winter. Released on January 10, 1977, Hard Again was Muddy's first album on the Blue Sky label after leaving Chess Records, and was well received by critics. In August 1975, Chess Records was sold to All Platinum Records and became a reissue label only.

Complete your Muddy Waters collection. Hard Again ‎(LP, Album, Ter). Blue Sky, Blue Sky. PZ 34449, 34449.

Muddy Waters remains one of the greatest of all time. His 1977 release Hard Again - released on on January 10, 1977 - was appropriately titled and marked the kind of comeback you expect from the great ones. Any coach can tell you the best way to break out of the slump is surround yourself with good talent and get back to the fundamentals and Muddy did just that. Great musicians are all over this record: the late Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton and Willie Big Eyes Smith, just for starters. Walking Through The Park (Bonus Track).

This was the first album Muddy Waters cut on Columbia's new Blue Sky imprint. All the players were part of Muddy's road band except for Winter, who pared down his signature speed-demon style to the bare essentials.

Band Name Muddy Waters. Album Name Hard Again. Erscheinungsdatum 30 Juni 1977. Labels CBS Records Sky Dog Music Blue Sky Records. Musik GenreBlues Rock. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen12. 1. Mannish Boy. 2. Bus Driver. 3. I Want to Be Loved.

Muddy Waters' Hard Again contains all of the qualities I look for in music: humor, great playing and singing, originality, a strong point of view, and great songwriting. This one's got 'em all, and it's got them in spades. Many people who know much more about this kind of music than I do view Hard Again as some sort of comeback record for Muddy Waters. I don't know about that, but after I heard it, I went back and listened to all of Muddy Waters' recordings.

Hard Again is Muddy Water's massive comeback album of 1977, opening up with the one song that cemented Muddy's place in Rock & Roll heaven: "Mannish Boy". 180 gram audiophile vinyl. The Chicago-based blues singer Muddy Waters has been in the business since the 1940s, influencing the 60s blues rock movement spearheaded by the Rolling Stones. Recorded eight years after his last album After The Rain, Hard Again is Muddy Water's massive comeback album of 1977, opening up with the one song that cemented Muddy's place in Rock & Roll heaven: "Mannish Boy". Produced by Johnny Winter (whose ecstatic 'Yeah!'s can be heard on "Mannish Boy"), Hard Again features Muddy's trademark blues sound: rugged, raw and full of energy

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Mannish Boy
Written-By – Ellas McDaniel, McKinley Morganfield, Mel London
A2 Bus Driver
Written-By – McKinley Morganfield, Terry Abrahamson
A3 I Want To Be Loved
Written-By – Willie Dixon
A4 Jealous Hearted Man
Written-By – McKinley Morganfield
A5 I Can't Be Satisfied
Written-By – McKinley Morganfield
B1 The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock & Roll (#2)
Written-By – Brownie McGhee, McKinley Morganfield
B2 Deep Down In Florida
Written-By – McKinley Morganfield
B3 Crosseyed Cat
Written-By – McKinley Morganfield
B4 Little Girl
Written-By – McKinley Morganfield

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – CBS Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Recorded At – The Schoolhouse
  • Mixed At – The Hit Factory
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound


  • Bass – Charles Calmese
  • Drums – Willie "Big Eyes" Smith*
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Ted Spencer
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Dave Still
  • Guitar – Bob Margolin
  • Guitar, Vocals [Miscellaneous Screaming] – Johnny Winter
  • Harp – James Cotton
  • Mastered By – Greg Calbi
  • Piano – "Pine Top" Perkins*
  • Producer – Johnny Winter
  • Recorded By [Recording Assistant] – Art Calaman
  • Vocals, Guitar – Muddy Waters

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): SKY-81853-A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): SKY-81853-B-1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PZ 34449, 34449 Muddy Waters Hard Again ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Blue Sky, Blue Sky PZ 34449, 34449 US 1977
ILN98010 Muddy Waters Hard Again ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) РАО ILN98010 Russia 1998
484466 2 Muddy Waters Hard Again ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Blue Sky 484466 2 Europe 1996
FRM 34449 Muddy Waters Hard Again ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Friday Music FRM 34449 US 2010
PZ 34449 Muddy Waters Hard Again ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Blue Sky PZ 34449 US 1977

  • Tyler Is Not Here
Guys, please help to recognize a vinly release of this great album.Cat. number is PZ 34449 on the sleeve as well as "Blue Sky Stereo X698" on the spine.Matric / Runout Side A: (F.PY) AL 34449-G1B G1 D2 / Side B: (FXAP) BL 34449-G1G G1 B8Where it was pressed and when?