Muddy Waters Manish Boy/Young Fashioned Ways 45rpm 7" Vinyl
45rpm 7" Vinyl Single!
Originally recorded as the sequel to Muddy Waters' and Willie Dixon's 1954 hit
Hootchie Cootchie Man and simultaneously as the response to Bo Diddley's 1955
groover I'm A Man, the A-side Manish Boy itself has since become a blues
standard, covered by anyone from Erykah Badu to The Band. This song is a staple
in the Chicago blues subgenre and also served as a particularly important
inspiration for loads of young British musicians, leading up to what would
become the British Invasion of the 1960s. Notably, this is the only recording
not featuring frequent collaborator Little Walter on harmonica (but was one of
the few recordings with Junior Wells) during what was arguably Waters'
most fruitful creative period for single blues hits.
The swelling, adoring screams of women during the chorus makes this the ideal
version. The B-side Young Fashioned Ways was written by friend and bandmate
Willie Dixon and is another essential collaboration between the two pillars of
the Chicago blues scene. Great title too!
• 45rpm 7" Vinyl
Side A: Manish Boy
Side B: Young Fashioned Ways