Born in Mississippi, Muddy Waters grew up singing and continued his art when he moved to Chicago. In his mid-30s, Waters picked up his first electric guitar and began to revolutionize popular music. With the mix of his southern roots and gritty urban life, Waters pioneered a new form of the Blues. This program features footage from a 1971 West Coast tour, and features the songs "Long Distance Call," "Mannish Boy," "Got My Mojo Working," and many more. Rolling his eyes toward heaven and shaking his head like a man possessed, Muddy Waters cast a powerful spell. His high cheekbones and Oriental eyes gave him a certain Eastern, inscrutable quality, and at times his face even became angelic.