Muddy Waters' "The Real Folk Blues" album compiled a number of early recordings and some electric mids numbers and presented them as a "folk blues" record in order to cater to the whims of the record buying public at the time, and this companion volume does pretty much the same thing/5(7). More Real Folk Blues (originally released in on the famed Chess Records) is an essential early Muddy Waters compilation for Chicago Blues fans. As the liner notes by Crawdaddy Magazine’s Paul Williams state: "Listening to Muddy Waters is as simple as forgetting your zip code; you just relax your mind, let go of the little things and. Jul 11, · The companion volume to the first Waters entry in the Real Folk Blues series is even more down-home than the first. Featuring another brace of early Chess sides from , this release features some essential tracks not found on The Chess Box/5().