I'm Ready (Muddy Waters album)

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I'm Ready
I'm Ready Muddy Waters.jpg
Studio album by Muddy Waters
Released January 1978 (1978-01)
Recorded Westport, Connecticut
October–November 1977
Genre Blues
Length 56:18
Label Blue Sky (Cat. No. 34928)
Producer Johnny Winter
Muddy Waters chronology
Hard Again
I'm Ready
Muddy "Mississippi" Waters - Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
The Village Voice B+[3]

I'm Ready is the thirteenth studio album by Chicago blues veteran Muddy Waters. The second of his Johnny Winter-produced albums for the Blue Sky Records label, I'm Ready was issued one year after he found renewed commercial and critical success with Hard Again and earned him a Grammy Award in 1978.[4] It was reissued in 2004 by the Epic/Legacy label with three additional songs.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by McKinley Morganfield; except where indicated

  1. "I'm Ready" (Willie Dixon) (3:26)
  2. "33 Years" (5:20)
  3. "Who Do You Trust" (5:00)
  4. "Copper Brown" (4:58)
  5. "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" (Willie Dixon) (3:59)
  6. "Mamie" (Morganfield, Jimmy Rogers) (5:35)
  7. "Rock Me" (3:54)
  8. "Screamin' And Cryin'" (5:04)
  9. "Good Morning, Little School Girl" (Sonny Boy Williamson) (3:27)
  10. "No Escape From The Blues" (6:18)
  11. "That's Alright" (4:58)
  12. "Lonely Man Blues" (4:19)

Tracks 10-12 are added to the album reissue.



  1. ^ Gordon, Keith A. "Review: I'm Ready". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2004). "Muddy Waters: 'Hard Again'; 'I'm Ready'; 'King Bee'". Blender. New York (June/July). Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 27, 1978). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Grammy Award Winners". The Recording Academy. 1978. Archived from the original on 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2009-10-31.