Who is it?

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Who is it?

Postby the lips » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:00 pm

I own two different versions of Muddy Waters' 'I got my mojo working' on diferent compilation cd's, but neither of them say which harmonica player they feature. I assume, since the solos are the same on both recordings, that it's the same player, but who is it?
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RE: Who is it?

Postby czook » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:27 pm

Muddy had MANY prominent harp players record with him. You would have to know the year and name of the album it came off of to be sure.
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RE: Who is it?

Postby dcblues » Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:23 pm

I'm pretty sure James Cotton was the first harp player to record it with Muddy.
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RE: Who is it?

Postby barbequebob » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:12 pm

The original recorded version from Muddy in the late 50's (studio version) had Little Walter on harp, the version cut live at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960 has James Cotton on harp, and the other best known version came from the LP "Fathers & Sons," with Paul Butterfield on harp.
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RE: Who is it?

Postby striper » Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:27 am

>... the other best known version came from the LP "Fathers & Sons," with Paul Butterfield on harp.

The Butterfield version is the one I'm familiar with.
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RE: Who is it?

Postby angerboy » Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:36 am

What are the compilations that they are on? That might help us narrow it down for you.
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RE: Who is it?

Postby the lips » Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:00 pm

One of em's on 'Hell of a night with the Blues' by Emporio compilations, the other is on 'The Story of the Blues' by Music Digital on DeltaMusic. Both are live recordings. Neither feature a long enough instrumental beak to be the one where he dances (I think that's the Newport one?)
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RE: Who is it?

Postby djflash » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:45 pm

Sonnyboy also played that song with him, I dont know if they did an actual studio recording of it but I seen a clip of sonnyboy playing mojo workin with muddy.
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