McKinley Morganfield (April – April known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician. He is considered the "father of modern Chicago blues" and was a major inspiration for the British blues explosion of the
McKinley Morganfield a.a Muddy Waters (Born April 1913 - Died April This musician is better known as "The Father of Chicago Blues". He is also the real father of famous blues musicians Big Bill Morganfield and Larry "Mud Morganfield" Williams.
It was Muddy Waters who took the Delta blues north to Chicago, electrified the sound, and changed the course of popular music as we know it. That's pretty much the judgment of history, and it is mine as well.