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.
Muddy Waters, generally considered the "father of modern Chicago blues". He was a major inspiration for the British blues explosion in the and was ranked No. 17 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.