“They call me Muddy Waters and I’m 81 years old. I got that name when I first came here from Athens, Alabama. I was 18 years old. I liked the blues and I would always buy records. I used to take a nickel to this joint on 16th & Walnut and put it jukebox. I would walk in with my cowboy hat, my boots, and my overalls on. I would put my nickel in there and play Muddy Waters! I would play Muddy Waters all the time. That’s where that shit came from and they’ve been calling me Muddy Waters ever since.
The West End needs people to stop thinking that it’s the worst place. We also need all the black people to stick together.” - Muddy Waters