Muddy Waters' Son Comfortable Living In Father's His Shadow

(The Blues) Big Bill Morganfield, the son of Muddy Waters, says he's got used to living in the shadow of his father. And with the autobiographical song Son Of The Blues from his most recent album, Blues With A Mood, he's confirmed it's a situation that no longer bothers him.

It wasn't until after Waters, real name McKinley Morganfield, died in 1983 that BIll began moving away from his career teaching literature towards one playing music, responding to the iconic bluesman's dying wish that his descendants should keep the family name active in the genre.

"In pursuing music I've been able to fulfill a dream of his but also fulfill a dream of mine," Morganfield tells the Jackson Free Press. "Initially it was a challenge. It's very natural to compare a father to his son; I was probably held to a higher expectation. It's a shadow on my shoulder I've grown comfortable with." more on this story

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