This 1960 performance was Waters' important debut in the mostly-white folk music scene. He became a popular folk figure during the blues revival of the 1960s. Also, listen to that awesome band backing him up.
This clip is undated but seems to come out of the 1950s.
Muddy is a bit aged, but still enthusiastic, in this late recording at the Montreux Jazz
This early video is incredible for its simplicity.
This is 1981, people. Muddy had staying power!
Dixon was never as famous as Muddy Waters, but his clever songwriting took Waters a long way.
Chess Records is the centerpiece of this accessible YouTube video about blues history that includes great old footage of Chicago street music and early electric blues.