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Muddy Waters — Got My Mojo Workin'
Album: Blues Masters Vol 7
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Released: 1969
Length: 4:09
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Got my mojo working, but it just won't work on you
Got my mojo working, but it just won't work on you
I wanna love you so bad till I don't know what to do

I'm going down to Louisiana to get me a mojo hand
I'm going down to Louisiana to get me a mojo hand
I'm gonna have all you women right here at my command

Got my mojo working
Got my mojo working
Got my mojo working
Got my mojo working
Got my mojo working, but it just won't work on you

Play on!

Got my mojo working
Got my mojo working
Got my mojo working
Got my mojo working
Got my mojo working, but it - uh uh - just won't work on you
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Looozanna
Brings back memories… had a co-worker friend about 28 years ago who played guitar in the local blues society nights and I went on a blues binge; Muddy Waters was on regular rotation for a long time.
Got my mojo woikin' !
 rdo wrote:

Yay---another hipster classic!

//pulls out cyanide tablets from drawer 



... he sez while waxing his mustache and searching for a clue.
 todbothom wrote:

I was fortunate enough to see Muddy a couple of weeks before he passed away in Madison Wi. He was ill and only played the first set but there were no boos or complaints, folks felt privileged to see him play. 




COOL!  You are a lucky duck! I wish I was there too. Enjoy the memories!  
I was fortunate enough to see Muddy a couple of weeks before he passed away in Madison Wi. He was ill and only played the first set but there were no boos or complaints, folks felt privileged to see him play. 
 jonahboo wrote:

Seriously
who are the 51 shit heads that vote this a "1"?



Unsure, but I see that one of  the now 57 of them down-voted your post... 
GREAT!!!  ICONIC!!!
uh oh...

now we're all in trouble 
I remember when I had mojo. 
Who's on  piano?

Pinetop Perkins? 
Great!!
It's always a good day when I've got my Mojo working. I think today's the day.
 Greyerwrit wrote:


Could knowing their race make this more or less racist?  Asking for a friend.



Yes, it could.
 unclehud wrote:

Not "wretch"; "rye-cheer", as in "within close reach."  I offer an on-line "Learn to Speak Southern" class.  


Yes.  It's just a way of saying "right here".
 Jelani wrote:

That could be considered racist, according to your perspective, and not knowing your race.


Could knowing their race make this more or less racist?  Asking for a friend.
 jonahboo wrote:

Seriously
who are the 51 shit heads that vote this a "1"?



People who don't like it?
first the mojo

then the hoochie coochie

them the wang dang doodle

see what Im saying?
that little walter make you crazy
Easy 10.  Love me some Muddy Waters blues.
 garyevans wrote:

 Except for Coldplay, but that's just me.
 
That could be considered racist, according to your perspective, and not knowing your race.
 jonahboo wrote:
Seriously
who are the 51 shit heads that vote this a "1"?
 
Racists probably.
Same shit if the music is sung by anyone who's foreign (and not white). What is it with these people? Music is a great leveler. I don't care if you're black, or white, purple red or green. If you can sing I appreciate it. Except for Coldplay, but that's just me.
Got My Mojo Workin' from home these days, taking one Zoom meeting after another. It's not as exciting as Muddy makes it out to be.
My only 10
Cant stop stompin my feets to Muddy's Mojo.  RIP
Seriously
who are the 51 shit heads that vote this a "1"?
Cool! We have a swedish version: Peps Version - Min trollmoj funkar. Very good song, both of them!
well here's a jelly belly

https://www.bmansbluesreport.c...


crogers wrote:
Well this brings back fond memories!  An enormous African-American guy calling himself Jelly Belly (seriously, he was huge!) made the rounds through several Boston and Cambridge dive bars in the mid-80s and he'd do this piece "in da Chicago staahl" and just kill it.  It became something of his signature piece and watching him do it after you'd downed several pints was truly something to behold.  He'd move that bulk around on those little bar stages like nobody's business - wiping the sweat off his forehead with a white hanky every few seconds - and man, you believed his mojo really was workin' by the time he wrapped it up!   Nicest guy too — he had a shockingly bright white smile that he loved to show off and he always graciously took requests.  Some nights he'd have a basket that he'd place at the edge of the stage and it seemed like it was always overflowing with cash by the end of his set.  Great times, great song!
 
 

HA!  Black Magic Woman to Got My Mojo Workin' !!!  B&R, you are kinda good at this!
Thanks Bill for once again informing the masses.Yes, Black Magic Woman stole this blues progression.
There don't seem to be any mojo hands available in NYC.  I'm going down to Louisiana to pick one up.  The point is to have all these women rachere up under my command.  This may not be a good plan. 
 unclehud wrote:

Not "wretch"; "rye-cheer", as in "within close reach."  I offer an on-line "Learn to Speak Southern" class.  
 Just never you mind 'bout wretchs, what's that 'mojo' thang he's a talkin' about?  
I checked.  Amazon doesn't appear to stock mojo hands.  I'll likely have to go down to Louisiana and pick one up.
Boy does this bring back memories. Saw him in a tiny bar in London, Ontario in the 70's, what a presence.
 Jelani wrote:
"I'm gonna  have all you women wretch at my command"?
 
Now that's a Mondegreen with a very vivid image in my mind now....and what an interesting thing to witness! 
 Jelani wrote:
"I'm gonna  have all you women wretch at my command"?
 
Not "wretch"; but "right here" or "rye-cheer", as in "within close reach."  

I offer an on-line "Learn to Speak Southern" class.  
"I'm gonna  have all you women wretch at my command"?
 ecojot wrote:

Of course everything is personal choice but remember that all modern music started from blues. Muddy Waters was one of the first guys to do electric blues so in the 1950's this was groundbreaking.
 

As Howie from Cortes Community Radio likes to say, "The blues is the roots, the rest is the fruits".
I've been trying to get my mojo working but it's going slowly.  This mojo stuff isn't easy, you know.  Unless you're Muddy Waters.  Thank you Muddy.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Since we are on the topic, how about playing Johnny Winter doing live version of "Highway 61"?


See what I'm saying?
 

yeah - now you're talkin'. Saw Mr Johnny with his bro and Climax Blues Band - Swing Auditorium ('75 I think - kinda hazy...) Definitely one of the best rockouts in history
Since we are on the topic, how about playing Johnny Winter doing live version of "Highway 61"?


See what I'm saying?
 idiot_wind wrote:
Is this  Arcade Fire?
 
Not on their best day.
Hey.

Is this  Arcade Fire?
woikin!
My only 10
 Steely_D wrote:

'Bout the same as if they called you a Mannish Boy.
 


Well...how does your hoochie coochie feel today? 
 Hodgie wrote:
If someone called me a "low-down HOOCHY COOCHER"...well, I'm not sure how I'd respond to that.

 
'Bout the same as if they called you a Mannish Boy.
My mojo is DRM locked and I could not get it working.
Sunday morning and Muddy ... Grabbing another coffee and baileys...{#Bananajam}
 Baby_M wrote:
. . . because there's nothing worse than a non-functioning mojo.
  

SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

Totally agree with you young thing. Remember to service your Mojo regularly.

 
"BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRBRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!"  : )

This is one of tracks in a new documentary screening at the Toronto Film Festival – Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars – in the VO EC says this had a huge influence on his love of R&B


Just a good job I've got my headphones on in the office - this needs a bit of volume
If someone called me a "low-down HOOCHY COOCHER"...well, I'm not sure how I'd respond to that.
OH YEAH! {#Bananapiano}
...... must be a very worthy 10
You and I are on the same wavelength—channel eclectic—and it's almost too weird to be true! Another great one I own, you're telepathic! You've definitely GOT YOUR MOJO WORKIN!
y'all better get to church and stop listening to this blue music
.
(meanwhile excuse me while i backslide{#Bananasplit})
 
King Muddy  {#Clap}
Who is the King of the Blues?{#Crown}
Mr. Waters - If you meet my brother up there, please let him sit in on a session.  His music has deep roots.  Thank you.  I miss him.
 ecojot wrote:
Of course everything is personal choice but remember that all modern music started from blues. Muddy Waters was one of the first guys to do electric blues so in the 1950's this was groundbreaking.
 
While most jazz and rock 'n' roll certainly have their roots in the blues, it seems like a bit of an overstatement to say that "all modern music started from blues".  A lot of contemporary music forms (some jazz, prog, electronic, experimental, etc.)  are derived from classical structures and international sources, and owe little to the blues structures.
Well this brings back fond memories!  An enormous African-American guy calling himself Jelly Belly (seriously, he was huge!) made the rounds through several Boston and Cambridge dive bars in the mid-80s and he'd do this piece "in da Chicago staahl" and just kill it.  It became something of his signature piece and watching him do it after you'd downed several pints was truly something to behold.  He'd move that bulk around on those little bar stages like nobody's business - wiping the sweat off his forehead with a white hanky every few seconds - and man, you believed his mojo really was workin' by the time he wrapped it up!   Nicest guy too — he had a shockingly bright white smile that he loved to show off and he always graciously took requests.  Some nights he'd have a basket that he'd place at the edge of the stage and it seemed like it was always overflowing with cash by the end of his set.  Great times, great song!
 
Second that!  {#Roflol}

nmatavka wrote:

Hipster?  IT'S THE BLUES, YOU JERK OFF!

 


 kingart wrote:
But is mojo rising?
 

 
In this case, yes—like a blue-balls moon...

That Rhino Blues Masters series was really, really good. Shame it's out of print. 
Love MW....and Leadbelly....King of the 12 string... 
This song is a perfect fit for advertisements of the little pill that allows you to have a side by side but separate bath with your loved one.
 rdo wrote:
Yay—-another hipster classic!

//pulls out cyanide tablets from drawer 
 
Guess his mojo just don't work on you ...
But is mojo rising?
 
 rdo wrote:
Yay—-another hipster classic!

//pulls out cyanide tablets from drawer 
 
Can I get you a glass of water?
 stegokitty wrote:
I'm sure I'll be considered as a knuckle-dragging rube for saying this but this sort of song simply does nothing for me.
It's a standard blues/jazz riff, and repetitive lyrics.
Big deal. 

 
Of course everything is personal choice but remember that all modern music started from blues. Muddy Waters was one of the first guys to do electric blues so in the 1950's this was groundbreaking.
I'm sure I'll be considered as a knuckle-dragging rube for saying this but this sort of song simply does nothing for me.
It's a standard blues/jazz riff, and repetitive lyrics.
Big deal. 
 rdo wrote:
Yay---another hipster classic!

//pulls out cyanide tablets from drawer 
 
Hipster?  IT'S THE BLUES, YOU JERK OFF!
Yay---another hipster classic!

//pulls out cyanide tablets from drawer 
 xtalman wrote:
Love to hear Muddy, glad I was able to see him live, opened and played with Clapton by in the late 70's.

 
Color me jealous....
Love to hear Muddy, glad I was able to see him live, opened and played with Clapton by in the late 70's.
{#Clap}
{#Drummer} {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2} {#Guitarist} {#Bananasplit}  wonderful, loving it {#Kiss} 
Yes Dr Waters, I got right down there and "brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr", worked that space like nobody's business, and heavens above that thing got workin'!!!      "DON'T STOP!  DON'T STOP!  YYYEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!
Millions of people every year are affected by the growing problem of mojo dysfunction.  A non-working mojo can lead to embarrassment, added expense, and even severe health problems. Your tax-deductible contribution to the Muddy Waters Foundation will help fund the critical research needed to build a world in which everybody's mojo is workin.'  This has been a public service message from the Muddy Waters Foundation, Friends of the Mojo Deprived, the Ad Council, and Radio Paradise.
I've been to a few parties where this would go great—sadly, not nearly enough of them lately!
bbaadd aasseedd
Got my mofo workin'
Everybody in my cotton field be lovin' dis song


azarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 

 


Wllie Dixon writes another one..........{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Nyah}{#Guitarist}{#Dancingbanana}so Muddy kicks it's butt. Jr.wells on harp on this one?
Great music. 
But perhaps someone should have gotten the lyric mojo workin'.  
Never given a song a "10" but this is as close as it gets.
This is definately workin'.

Doesn't need a fancy haircut, wardrobe, or light show...just sings the #%!@## out of the song {#Bananapiano}



Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
good segue or just good to hear Muddy
go muddy
Probably the best dancin' banana song of all time.
Mister Muddy Definitely Got The Mojo!
Nod of appreciation to the master, but I'm a little done with this style for a while. Moving on.
Good choice to follow Neil Young but I was thinking Jethro Tull from that tinkling at the start of Mojo. 
Woirks for me!
That album cover reminded me that I own this disc but haven't played it in a while. Great blues series put out by Rhino—think it's discontinued now...
A half a century later — you rock!!!
My foot started dancing before I knew what was happening! 10 {#Bananapiano}
Perfect song for a grey Monday morning.  Thanks boss.
 Xeric wrote:
"Were-ick" = mute. Sorry. I know it's for rhythmic effect and all. But it makes me crazy.
 
Well, y'all jes stay on up theah in Montana.  Doan' need no mo' crazy folk down heah.

It's workin' here, Muddy. {#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana}{#Clap}
Is there anyone better? Not really.... B.B., Howlin', John Lee, Jr Wells. Love 'em all!  
HOT DAMN!!!!!!!!!

Anyone seen my Mojo laying around ? I think I may have misplaced it......


{#Cheers}
Da man     {#Bananajam}
Gotta love that Muddy Waters...the mannish boy....I was lucky enough to see him @ the Winterland in 1967!!!!!
 Baby_M wrote:
. . . because there's nothing worse than a non-functioning mojo.
 
Totally agree with you young thing. Remember to service your Mojo regularly.
 Xeric wrote:
"Were-ick" = mute. Sorry. I know it's for rhythmic effect and all. But it makes me crazy.
 
You've never been to the Deep South have you?

 Xeric wrote:
"Were-ick" = mute.

Sorry. I know it's for rhythmic effect and all. But it makes me crazy.
 

The blues give me the blues.
Pinetop played this three times the night I saw him with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith in '05.
"Were-ick" = mute.

Sorry. I know it's for rhythmic effect and all. But it makes me crazy.
Muddy gets my mojo working everytime!!!!!! Pure blues genius 
Infectious, but in a good way. Infectious like Mono, not like Smallpox.

Muddy Waters - I Got My Mojo Working, Live in Germany (1976)

Muddy Waters live in 1976, dortmund Germany.

His band consists of Muddy on guitar/vocal, Bob Margolin & Luther Johnson on guitar, Calvin Jones on bass, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith on drums, Pinetop Perkins on piano and Jerry Portnoy on harmonica.

"Just Modern Music? Without Muddy there would not be, Elvis, Eric Clapton, Little Walter, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Zeeplins, Stones or so many other great artists. He is the Big Bang of modern Music."         bluesboy25000



 muse_Kidd wrote:
I just don't care for the "blues"... sorry folks.
 
That's okay. More for me!

Sounds like he's got his motorboat workin'.