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Muddy Waters popularized it in and the song was a feature of his performances throughout his career. A mojo is an amulet or talisman associated with hoodooan early African-American folk-magic belief system. Rolling Stone magazine included Waters' rendition of the song on its list of Greatest Songs of All Time at number The song was written by Preston "Red" Foster, an African-American musician unrelated to the actor of the same name.
Music publisher and executive Sol Rabinowitz described Foster as "one of the shyest human beings I've ever met",  and a judge in the Maybe Tomorrow - The Jackson 5 - Greatest Hits s described him as "a Black man, about forty years of age According to Rabinowitz, Foster approached him in the mids with several songs.
Rabinowitz said:. I realized he had a way Only Your Love Can Save Me Now - M. J. Williams - Only Your Love Can Save Me Now lyrics, and felt that he might create something really worthwhile. One day he walked in with Mo Jo. I was planning a second session with Ann Cole, and the song seemed perfect for her.
She loved it and learned it in an hour. We recorded the song a few days later She was booked for a tour throughout the South as the opening act for Muddy Waters.
She performed with his band backing her up. I happened to see the show Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 - War a club I had asked her not to perform any unreleased songs on stage, to avoid just this problem He went back to Chicago after the tour and told Leonard Chess of Chess Records he had written a new song that he wanted to record.
It was recorded and released the same week لبنان دنية حب - وديع الصافي* - لبنان دنية حب the Ann Cole version I called [Leonard Chess] to tell Got My Mojo Working - Buddy Guy / Junior Wells - Everything Gonna Be Alright he had recorded a song published by my company and that he owed us royalties for the sales of Muddy's recording. He signed a mechanical license agreeing to pay us royalties and I thought the problem was solved.
Over the years we have had legal action concerning the song, but today, that is over, and the song is now acknowledged to be Preston Foster's. He said "Every six months I send Preston a check He's basically still making a living from this song. Muddy Waters' song "Louisiana Blues" includes a reference to acquiring a mojo: "I'm goin' down in New Orleans, get me a mojo hand, I'm 'on show all you good lookin' women, Got My Mojo Working - Buddy Guy / Junior Wells - Everything Gonna Be Alright how to treat your love".
According to Waters. When you're writin' them songs that are coming from down that way [Mississippi Delta], you can't leave out somethin' about that mojo thing. Because this is what black people really believed in at that time Waters recorded the song on December 1,for Chess Records in Chicago.
This song has been the subject of copyright litigation. McKinley Morganfield, a. Muddy Waters, heard Ann Cole perform it while she was on tour with him in He modified the words, and attempted to copyright his own version. Dare Music, Inc. In Strachborneo v. Arc Music F. Supp S. In disagreement with Plaintiff Stratchborneo's claim, the ruling held that the term "Mojo" was essentially in the public domain and that the various uses of it in recordings by Ann Cole, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Smith and Bill Cosby did not, therefore, constitute infringement.
As a figure of speech, the concept of having, or not having, one's MOJO working is not something in which any one person could assert originality, or establish a proprietary right. Importantly, the ruling also unequivocally established Godfather Theme - Franck Pourcel - The Franck Pourcel Sound copyright of Preston Foster and Dare Music, Inc.
Got my mojo working but it just won't work on you Got my mojo working but it just won't work on you I want to love you so bad I don't know what to do Going down to Louisiana to get me a mojo hand Going down to Louisiana to get me a mojo hand I'm going to have all you women, getcha under my command Got my mojo working, I got my mojo working Well my mojo working Well my mojo working Well my mojo working My mojo working but it just won't work on you.
You grab your little girl and spin her around You grab both hands and holler out loud You turn and turn till you're back to back You move your feet and you don't look back. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Blues standard popularized by Muddy Waters. Rolling Stone Retrieved May 22, The Recording Academy.
Excerpt from Waters lyrics [ edit ] Got my mojo working but it just won't work on you Got my mojo working but it just won't work on you I Sylvester - Stars to love you so bad I don't know what to do Going down to Louisiana to get me a mojo hand Going down to Louisiana to get me a mojo hand I'm going to have all you women, getcha under my command Got my mojo working, Excerpt from Stratchborneo lyrics [ edit ] I got Got My Mojo Working - Buddy Guy / Junior Wells - Everything Gonna Be Alright mojo working Well my mojo working Well my mojo working Well my mojo working My mojo working but it just won't work on you.