Saturday, April 4, 2009

MUDDY WATERS, "Got my Mojo Working"

Muddy tended to have a delay in his singing and does not sing on beat. Rather, he sings behind it which is an important elemnt in shaping the blues guitar playing in Chicago.

The song “Got my Mojo Working” was popularized by Muddy Waters in 1957 and his rendition featured in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, in addition to being inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000. On top of those great achievements, the song was included in the list of Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Muddy not only shaped what the blues music was, but he invented the concept of a pop group.The band “The Rolling Stones” got their name from one of Muddy's songs titled, "Rolling Stones".

click here to see Muddy in action:

informational sources:

Muddy Waters. Got My Mojo Working. Chess Records. 1951

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