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William "Big Bill" Morganfield (born 19 June 1956, Chicago, Illinois) is an American blues singer and guitarist, son of blues legend Muddy Waters (whose real name was McKinley Morganfield).
His first independent album Nineteen Years Old: A Tribute to Muddy Waters was put out on Taxim Records in 1997. It was produced by Billy Earl McCelland and recorded in Memphis. After signing with Blind Pig Records, he began releasing albums on that label in 1999. The first, Rising Son, was released to popular and critical acclaim. The magazine Guitar Player expressed their belief that Morganfield's album would have brought a smile to his father's face. In 2000, he won the W.C. Handy Award for Best New Blues Artist.
Morganfield recorded Rising Son in Chicago, the site of many of Waters' recording sessions. Bob Margolin, Waters' guitarist, served as record producer and also appeared on the album. Featured were several of Waters' bandmates, including: drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, pianist Pinetop Perkins, and harmonica player Paul Oscher. Also in attendance was blues bassist Robert Stroger, an ex-member of Sunnyland Slim's band.In 1999 Morganfield appeared at the San Francisco Blues Festival.
Ramblin' Mind, Morganfield's next album, featured an appearance by Taj Mahal on two songs, which also featured Billy Branch on harmonica. Mahal also contributed his original composition "Strong Man Holler" to the album. One of Waters' songs, "You're Gonna Miss Me," was also included.
In concert Morganfield performs his own material with an occasional number from his father's work. In 2007 he headlined the Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival.