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Nick Bollinger discusses a 1981 meeting between the Rolling Stones and their mentor Muddy Waters; the 21st century blues of Gary Clark Jr.; and a centennial celebration of folksong pioneer Woody Guthrie.

Music details

Artist: Muddy Waters
Song: Rollin’ Stone
Composer: Morganfield
Album: The Chess Box
Label: Chess

Artist: Muddy Waters/The Rolling Stones
Songs: Hoochie Coochie Man
Composer: Dixon
Songs: Baby Please Don’t Go, Long Distance Call, Mannish Boy, Champagne and Reefer
Composer: Morganfield
Album: Checkerboard Lounge Live – Chicago 1981
Label: Eagle Vision (CD/DVD)

Artist: Woody Guthrie
Songs: This Land Is Your Land, So Long It’s Been Good To Know You, Jesus Christ, Pastures Of Plenty, Better World A Comin’, The Jolly Banker, Grand Coulee Dam, I Ain’t Got To Home
Composer: Guthrie
Album: Woody At 100
Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Artist: Gary Clark Jr.
Songs: Bright Lights, Don’t Owe You A Thang, Things Are Changin’, When My Train Pulls In
Composer: Clark Jr.
Album: The Bright Lights EP
Label: Warner