Muddy WatersElectric Mud

Label:Cadet Concept – LPS 314, Cadet Concept – LPS-314
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Indianapolis Press, Gatefold
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues
Style:Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Psychedelic Rock, Funk


A1I Just Want To Make Love To You
Written-ByWillie Dixon
A2Hoochie Coochie Man
Written-ByWillie Dixon
A3Let's Spend The Night Together
Written-ByJagger & Richards*
A4She's All Right
Written-ByMcKinley Morganfield
B1I'm A Man (Mannish Boy)
Written-ByMcKinley Morganfield
B2Herbert Harpers Free Press
Written-ByThurston*, Barnes*
B3Tom Cat
Written-ByCharles Williams*
B4Same Thing
Written-ByWillie Dixon

Companies, etc.



Recorded at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago , May, 1968.

This version has a white sleeve with black print.
Initial copies came with an 8 page booklet of photos insert.
Gatefold sleeve

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label (Set 1)): #17072
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label (Set 1)): #17073
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label (Set 2)): W4RS-4808
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label (Set 2)): W4RS-4809
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): A1 W4RS-4808-2-2. LPS-314 #17072-R-1. S-1. d. I 1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): A3 W4RS-4809-1 17073 LPS-314 S-2 I 1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Electric Mud (LP, Album)Chess InternationalMAR S-3219Netherlands1968
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Electric Mud (LP, Album, Stereo)Chess275 013Germany1968
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Electric Mud (LP, Album, Stereo)Cadet ConceptD. 30-180Italy1968
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Electric Mud (LP, Album, Stereo)Chess, ChessCRLS 4542, CRLS.4542UK1968
Electric Mud (LP, Album, Stereo, Black Cover, Indianapolis Pressing, Gatefold)Cadet Concept, Cadet ConceptLPS 314, LPS-314US1968



  • jamminec's avatar
    Edited 3 months ago
    I have an original 1968 US Indianapolis pressing (black cover) and a 1981 Canadian pressing (white cover). They have very, very different mixes, and I don't know why I've never seen any discussion about it.

    On the black one, the lead fuzz/wah guitar solos are much louder and nastier, and the overall mix is brighter and clearer.

    The intro to "I'm A Man (Mannish Boy)" on the black-cover version has (stringed) harp glissandos and Muddy's vocal alternating left and right with every line; in the white-cover version, the harp is replaced by rooster and church-bell sound effects (both recorded backwards), and Muddy's vocal stays put in the center. "Tom Cat" starts with 20 unbearable seconds of ungodly cat-in-heat noises in the black-cover version; they're gone in the white-cover version. The black-cover version of "She's Alright" has flute, the white-cover one doesn't.

    All songs on the black-cover version have the drums and bass panned hard right; piano and/or organ hard left; the guitars are usually panned slightly right; and a couple of songs have the kick drum panned hard left and super loud.

    The white one has the drums and bass centered; placement of the piano and organ varies; guitars are usually panned right; and the kick is always with the other drums.

    The mix of the white one, as well as its cover, seems to be what was used for the CD and streaming versions.
    • SmokeMSJ's avatar
      I can’t believe I own this record..
      Straight fire coming from the Technics 1200.
      • lobito71's avatar
        If a member has a sleeve without the vinyl, and would be interested to sell or trade, please contact me. I will pay my full attention!!
        • hajimaji's avatar
          Eder's review is complete BS...some songs are "too loud"? Stick to your precious Robert Johnson reissues bro and stand aside. Freakazoid Pete Cosey (of Miles Davis funk fame) is laying down sweet licks all over these heavy grooves that put every white boy stoner rock band to shame. this album freaking rules!
          • WuzzyScombat's avatar
            The booklet that comes with the record is really neat. Nice to see how much effort went into the packaging of this record. A true classic.
            • zenmoon123's avatar
              I don't think a number is known for the the white and black covers, and I think they were both issued at the same time in the US. I bought the black w/white letters when it came out and didn't even know there was a white cover until decades later!


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