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    Muddy Waters 1968 Denver, CO Jumbo Globe Concert Poster. An original large cardboard window card advertising blues legend Muddy Waters for a week's worth of shows at the Voter's Club in Denver, Colorado in mid-March 1968.

    The brilliant purple color really jumps off this board, making you wonder why Globe didn't use it more often. The lavender is simply stunning, especially accompanied by just black. It's a flat-out home run by Globe.

    Muddy is an untouchable legend, of course, which makes the song titles between his two names all the more mystifying. We researched "Paw" deeply, even contacting Muddy's biographer and a few blues experts. Nobody had a clue where that comes from. So we're surmising it may have been an inside joke, but that's just one of many theories.

    "Bird Nest" was simply Muddy's latest single, but he hadn't charted a 45 in 10 years. Then you get two super-groaner typos, surely the Globe typesetter's fault; he must've not been a blues fan. Let's just say it was supposed to read More Real Folk Blues, Muddy's latest compilation album, and blues Hall-of-Famer Otis Spann on piano. Finally, you must be wondering... "Clear Waters, Vocalist" was not someone related to Muddy; he was blues vocalist Eddy Clearwater, who sometimes went under that name.

    Measures 22" x 28 1/4" and grades to Very Good Minus condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: Poster has a decent amount of surface dirt throughout, most evident around "Voters" and "Welton Street," in the upper right margin including "Mar. 17," and the bottom white margin, especially on the right. This window card also has a number of small scratches which break color, such as the "TERS" of "Voters," the "M," "U" and "W" of Muddy's name, and on the purple banner in the extreme lower left. Three pinholes are found at the top and one on the bottom center margin, which intersected and damaged the word "Poster." Muddy's photo has slight spotting on his nose, and there's a black smear down from the "R" in "Waters," but after a while it becomes difficult to tell what's damage and what are printer's flaws (these things were really made on the cheap). A tear on the white margin to the left of "Otis" that's ¾" in and then ¾" up. General toning as well. Verso has small tape stains at six places on the back, but not the least bit sticky.

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    November, 2020
    14th Saturday
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