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Although Chess claimed that Muddy Waters was responsible for penning the rousing Got My Mojo Working on this single, it emanated from outside the confines of Arc Music, Chess’ publishing arm. 

"We went on tour with a lady named Ann Cole. She's the one that originally did 'Mojo,’" says his then-road harpist, James Cotton. "Muddy said, 'That's my kind of stuff there, talkin' about the mojo and all that kind of thing. I need to learn that song so I can do it.' He said, 'Learn the words to it for me.' So I learned the words, and I learned to play it. I taught him the words when I knew everything. They recorded it, him and Walter. It did pretty good. 

When Muddy got back to Chicago, he made the song his own on either December 1, 1956 or January 16, 1957. As Cotton noted, Little Walter was still his main harp man in the studio; other participants were his essential 88s ace Otis Spann, guitarist Jimmy Rogers, bassist Willie Dixon, and new drummer Francis Clay. But this rendition wouldn’t be the one everyone so widely copied; that version was done live at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival with James on harp (Chess issued Waters’ set on LP). "I put the arrangement on there," says Cotton. "Now it's a classic."

In between the two Mojos, Waters made his maiden voyage to England in 1958, bringing along his electric guitar. British fans accustomed to Big Bill Broonzy’s acoustic blues weren’t quite ready for the aural assault. "I went over there, and they went stone nuts. ‘Where’s he comin’ from with all this noise?’" said Muddy, who tried to comply on his next visit. "I go back a couple of years later and didn’t bring it, and then they’re cryin’, ‘Where’s your electric guitar?’"

Always loyal to Chess, the ‘60s weren’t overly kind to Muddy from a recording standpoint. The nadir was his pseudo-psychedelic 1968 travesty ‘Electric Mud.’ Muddy freely ripped the album later on. "I really went with the company with that part," he said. "I hope they never play it." During the mid-‘70s, Waters underwent a studio renaissance on a new label, Blue Sky. Producer Johnny Winter strove to restore Muddy’s original sound on his acclaimed 1977 LP ‘Hard Again.’ "He was one of the young white kids who was really deep into it," said Muddy.

The King of Chicago Blues died of cancer April 30, 1983 at age 70. It’s a sure bet no one will ever take his place. "Maybe somebody else would have come up and went another way," Waters mused. "I came up at the right time and the right season, and I should say, I just taken it over. I just taken Chicago completely over!"

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

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Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 (LP, 180g Vinyl, Deluxe Edition) Muddy Waters: Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 (LP, 180g Vinyl,... Art-Nr.: LPFRM1449

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(Friday Music) 9 Tracks - Gatefold cover Deluxe Edition - Recorded July 3, 1960, during performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, R.I. Personnel: Muddy Waters, vocals and guitar; James Cotton, harmonica; Pat Hare, guitar; Otis...
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King Bee (LP) Muddy Waters: King Bee (LP) Art-Nr.: LPFRM37064

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Sugar Sweet (10inch LP) Muddy Waters: Sugar Sweet (10inch LP) Art-Nr.: LPCHESS1005

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(2017/Minigroove) 12 Tracks - Muddy Waters' 1950s Chess blues boppers on one vinyl record!
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The Real Folk Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl) Muddy Waters: The Real Folk Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPDOL945

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(DOL) 12 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1966 'Chess' Best Of ... LP album - Gatefold cover The real Folk Blues can only be understood properly by knowing what Folk Blues really is. To be a folk song, it must be handed down from...
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Live At Rockpalast (2-LP) Muddy Waters: Live At Rockpalast (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LPMIG90781

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(MIG) 17 tracks - Recorded live at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany December 10, 1978 together with Pinetop Perkins, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith, Calvin Jones, Bob Margolin, Luther 'Guitar Jr,' Johnson and Jerry Portnoy,plus four...
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Live At Rockpalast (2-CD/DVD) Muddy Waters: Live At Rockpalast (2-CD/DVD) Art-Nr.: CDMIG90782

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(MIG) 27 tracks - Recorded live at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany December 10, 1978 together with Pinetop Perkins, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith, Calvin Jones, Bob Margolin, Luther 'Guitar Jr,' Johnson and Jerry Portnoy plus a concert...
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Live At Tower Theatre In Philadelphia, 1977 (LP, 180g Vinyl) Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter & James Cotton: Live At Tower Theatre In Philadelphia, 1977... Art-Nr.: LPDOR2071

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(2016/DOL) 10 tracks - Three Blues legends together - live! Pressed on 180g vinyl
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Electric Mud (LP, 180g Vinyl) Muddy Waters: Electric Mud (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPTMR485

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(Third Man Records) 8 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1968 'Cadet' LP album - Gatefold cover - 180g vinyl
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The Best Of Muddy Waters (LP) Muddy Waters: The Best Of Muddy Waters (LP) Art-Nr.: SLP5562

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(2017/Sundazed) 12 tracks, clear Vinyl This album contains a dozen of Muddy Waters’ most successful recording efforts, circa 1957! There’s “Hoochie Coochie Man,” rich in reference to voodoo charms, plus faster mover “I Just Want To Make...
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Muddy Waters - The Rolling Stones - Checkerboard Lounge (CD) Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones: Muddy Waters - The Rolling Stones -... Art-Nr.: CDEA666

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(2017/Eagle-Promotone) 11 Tracks - On 22 November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, The Rolling Stones arrived In Chicago. Long influenced by Muddy Waters and the Chicago blues, members of the band paid a visit to Buddy...
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After The Rain (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.) Muddy Waters: After The Rain (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LP700115

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(2016/Universal) 8 Tracks - The original 1969 Cadet Concept Records album in a limited edition, featuring Phil Upchurch on guitar and Otis Spann on piano!
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The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (CD) Muddy Waters: The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album (CD) Art-Nr.: CDXCHD9359

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(1975 'Chess') (43:59/09) Lange Zeit von Wiederveröffentlichungen ausgenommen, zählt dieses letzte Album für 'Chess') zu seinen besten späten Studioproduktionen. Eine illustre Gästeliste und ein einfühlsamer Produzent zeichnen...
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Live At Theatre 1839 (LP, Vinyl 180g) Muddy Waters: Live At Theatre 1839 (LP, Vinyl 180g) Art-Nr.: LPDOR2066

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(2016/DOL) 9 tracks. San Francisco, May 14th, 1977.
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Live At The Checkerboard Lounge (DVD) Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones: Live At The Checkerboard Lounge (DVD) Art-Nr.: DVDERE946

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(1981 'Eagle Vision') (105:15/18) DVD - NTSC - 4:3 - Region code free. On 22 November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago. Long influenced Muddy<, Waters and the Chicago blues, the...
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Critic's Choise 1947 - 1971 (2-CD) Muddy Waters: Critic's Choise 1947 - 1971 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDRB3331

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(2016/Rock Beat) 46 tracks. Here are 46 tracks that changed our music... The Chess Classics. His legacy has been written about by blues historians, in blogs and numerous magazines. There is no shortage of information about Muddy Waters....
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Mud In Your Ear Muddy Waters: Mud In Your Ear Art-Nr.: LPMUSE5008

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(Re-issue) 10 tracks. 1960s Muse album.
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The Best Of Muddy Waters (CD) Muddy Waters: The Best Of Muddy Waters (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCHD31268

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(1987/MCA) 12 Tracks (36:29), 1948-56, original Chess recordings!
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Blues Master Works (180g) (2-LP,1-CD) Muddy Waters: Blues Master Works (180g) (2-LP,1-CD) Art-Nr.: LPDB001

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(2013/Delta Blues) 24 tracks. Incl. download code.
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Live At Ebbets Field Muddy Waters: Live At Ebbets Field Art-Nr.: CDKL5025

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(2015/Klondike) 13 tracks. The 1973 show with B. B. King was also broadcast on the radio and is now finally out on CD .
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Soundstage - Blues Summit In Chicago, 1974 Muddy Waters & Friends: Soundstage - Blues Summit In Chicago, 1974 Art-Nr.: DVD506171

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(2015/Legacy) 59 min. Historic 1974 tribute to the great Muddy Waters feat. Johnny Winter, Mike Bloomfield, Junior Wells, Dr. John & more. NTSC, region code 0.
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Chess Singles Collection (3-CD) Muddy Waters: Chess Singles Collection (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDNOT3190

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(2015/Not Now) 80 tracks.
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One More Mile Vol.1 Muddy Waters: One More Mile Vol.1 Art-Nr.: CDSAGE34262

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(1997/MCA) 22 tracks. 1948-63
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One More Mile Vol.2 Muddy Waters: One More Mile Vol.2 Art-Nr.: CD34265

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(1997/MCA) 19 tracks. 1963-72.
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Sings Big Bill Muddy Waters: Sings Big Bill Art-Nr.: CD76541

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(2014/Chess Japan) 10 tracks. 1959 Chess.
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I Got My Brand On You - 180g HD vinyl Muddy Waters: I Got My Brand On You - 180g HD vinyl Art-Nr.: LP771986

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(2014/Wax Time) 16 tracks. 1956-62 studio recordings. Includes free MP3 album download.
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Muddy 'Mississippi' Waters Live - HQ 180g vinyl Muddy Waters: Muddy 'Mississippi' Waters Live - HQ 180g vinyl Art-Nr.: LPFRI213571

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(2014/Friday Music) 7 tracks. His 1979 live album, recorded on various locations. Produced by Johnny Winter. Muddy Waters - gtr/voc, Johnny Winter - gtr, Bob Margolin - gtr, Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson - gtr, James Cotton - hca, Jerry...
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McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters Muddy Waters: McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters Art-Nr.: CDTEG74007

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(2014/Geffen) 24 tracks. he retrospective " A. K.A. McKinley Morganfield " the blues legend Muddy Waters from 1971 contains the best collection of his songs from 1948 to 1960, the work that influenced the British blues explosion of the...
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At Newport - clear vinyl Muddy Waters: At Newport - clear vinyl Art-Nr.: LPDOL009

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(2012/DOL) 9 tracks. 1960
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The Real Folk Blues Muddy Waters: The Real Folk Blues Art-Nr.: LPDOL1501

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(2013/DOL) 12 tracks. 1966
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More Real Folk Blues Muddy Waters: More Real Folk Blues Art-Nr.: LPDOL1511

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(2013/DOL) 12 tracks. 1967
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At Newport Muddy Waters: At Newport Art-Nr.: LPDOL1449

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(2013/DOL) 9 tracks. 1960
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Sings Big Bill Broonzy Muddy Waters: Sings Big Bill Broonzy Art-Nr.: LPDOL1444

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(2013/DOL) 10 tracks. 1959
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More Real Folk Blues Muddy Waters: More Real Folk Blues Art-Nr.: MOVLP417

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(2013 MUSIC ON VINYL) 12 tracks. 12 Tracks from 1948-52, Muddy's early years. Originally released in 1967 on Chess. Essential for Chicago Blues lovers.
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King Bee Muddy Waters: King Bee Art-Nr.: MOVLP841

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2014 'Music On Vinyl', 10 tracks. His final release by Blues legend Muddy Waters (born in 1913 as McKinley Morganfield), originally released in 1981 and produced by Johnny Winter.
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Electric Mud Muddy Waters: Electric Mud Art-Nr.: CD579240

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1968 'Cadet Concept' 36:59/08. Japanese reissue of the original LP
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Real Folk Blues Muddy Waters: Real Folk Blues Art-Nr.: CD579239

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​1947-64 'Chess', 34:54/12. Japanese reissue of the original LP-
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Best Of Muddy Waters: Best Of Art-Nr.: CD579237

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​1948-56 'Chess' 61:42/20. Japanese reissue of the original LP
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Woodstock Album Muddy Waters: Woodstock Album Art-Nr.: CD579241

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1975 'Chess', 43:55/09. Japanese reissue of the original LP
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At Newport 1960 Muddy Waters: At Newport 1960 Art-Nr.: CD579238

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​1960 'Chess' 44:43/13. Japanese reissue of the original LP
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Unk In Funk Muddy Waters: Unk In Funk Art-Nr.: CDTEG74001

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​(2013/Geffen) 9 tracks. 1974 Chess - classic Chicago blues.
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In Concert 1976 Muddy Waters: In Concert 1976 Art-Nr.: DVDIMV18

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​'Laser Media'. Region code: 0.
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You Shook Me - The Chess Masters Vol.3 (2-CD) Muddy Waters: You Shook Me - The Chess Masters Vol.3 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD3716465

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(1958-63 'Chess') (144:23/49) Dritter Teil der authorisierten De-Luxe-Edition. Wunderschön gestaltete Verpackung mit umfangreichen Booklet.
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Down On Stovall's Plantation Muddy Waters: Down On Stovall's Plantation Art-Nr.: DOX678

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(1941/42) Doxy
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I Can't Be Satisfied - You're Gonna Miss .7inch, 45rpm Muddy Waters: I Can't Be Satisfied - You're Gonna Miss... Art-Nr.: REP23044

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Country Blues Bop par excellence! First time on 45rpm ever!
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Sings Big Bill Broonzy Muddy Waters: Sings Big Bill Broonzy Art-Nr.: LP1444

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(1959 'Chess') 180g HQ vinyl.
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Sail On Muddy Waters: Sail On Art-Nr.: CHESS1539

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(1957/58 'Chess') Geffen
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At Newport 1960 Muddy Waters: At Newport 1960 Art-Nr.: LPVP80017

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(1960 'Chess') Vinyl Passion
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In Concert 1971 Muddy Waters: In Concert 1971 Art-Nr.: DVD13085

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(1971 'Vestapol') (58:35/08) Code free.
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After The Rain Muddy Waters: After The Rain Art-Nr.: CDGET54042

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(1969 'Cadet Concept') (38:05/08) MUDDY WATERS - voc/gtr, PHIL UPCHURCH - gtr, PETE COSEY - gtr, OTIS SPANN -pno, CHARLES STEPNEY - org, PAUL OSHER - hca, LOUIS SATTERFIELD -bass, MORRIS JENNINGS - drums.
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Electric Mud - After The Rain Muddy Waters: Electric Mud - After The Rain Art-Nr.: CDBGOCD1011

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Two original LPs on one CD.
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