The all acoustic Goin' Way Back was recorded in a single afternoon in a Montreal rooming house during a 1967 Canadian tour. In between shows, Muddy and his band gathered in a living room, armed only with acoustic guitar, for a spirited walk through their collective blues memory. An interesting side note is that legendary pianist Otis Spann is confined exclusively to guitar here, as are the other members of Muddy's group. Goin' Way Back is a unique, appealing snapshot of the acoustic Delta roots that the Chicago blues godfather never abandoned. This Record Store Day Black Friday release is part of the Justin Time Essentials Collection.