Tag: Got My Mojo Workin’

Original v. Cover — #21 in a Series

Muddy Waters Pictures, Images and Photos

Looking for some happy blues?  This week’s selection was written in 1956 by Preston Foster, and first recorded by Ann Cole later that same year. In 1957, one of the greatest blues musicians of all time, whose real name was McKinley Morganfield, heard Cole’s version, modified the lyrics, and released the result, a rendition that received much wider recognition, ranked at #359 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.  This version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 and is also included on the list of Songs of the Century, compiled by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.