September 03


Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy (Live in 1971)

Muddy Waters first recorded “Mannish Boy” in 1955. He recorded it again in 1968 and 1977. Since its first release, it has become a legendary blues song. Everyone should recognize that unstoppable blues riff. It’s been borrowed and stolen in other songs, ads, and more since Waters first wrote it, so it seems almost universal.

This is Waters and his band playing “Mannish Boy” live in 1971. I love the call and response part of the song, and I could listen to that riff all day long. I hope you enjoy it, too.