Muddy Waters – Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones)-Owned ‘Folk Singer’ LP (Artist Owned)

A mid-60s copy of Muddy Waters album Folk Singer, from the legendary collection of Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman.  This album has Wyman’s handwritten notations on the back cover, and is pictured multiple times in Wyman’s book Bill Wyman’s Blues Odyssey.

Bill Wyman is legendary as a musician, a blues historian, an author and for his world-class collection of Rolling Stones memorabilia.  This album was sold by him at the Bill Wyman and his Rolling Stones Archive sale at Julien’s Auctions (if you haven’t already seen the Wyman documentary The Quiet One, we enthusiastically recommend it.)

Muddy Waters most famous contribution to the Rolling Stones is their name, taken from Waters’ 1950 song Rollin’ Stone Blues.  Waters was a major influence on the band as evidenced by the number of his songs the Stones covered on record and during live performances in the 1960s and 70s.  Bill Wyman was friends with Muddy Waters and put together a backing band for the blues giant’s 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival performance, later released as the album Drinkin’ TNT ‘n’ Smokin’ Dynamite.

The cover is VG+ with a bit of missing slick on the back cover, left edge; the disc is in VG+ condition.

With a copy of the original auction house descriptive card, and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity, signed by Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold, who has consulted for Bill Wyman.

An extraordinary opportunity to own a Muddy Waters album from the collection of a Rolling Stone.

Read Recordmecca owner Jeff Gold’s blog post on collecting artist-owned records here.

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