Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 11, 2011 11:10:36 GMT
Another in a long line of Muddy Waters songs that The Doors played during their career. The only known recording of this by The Doors comes from The San Francisco Winterland in December 1967 with 'Screaming Ray' handling lead vocals. It is likely that they played this song in their 1966 club period as it was popular with many of their contemporaries.
"Mannish Boy" is a blues standard first recorded by Muddy Waters in 1955. It is an arrangement of (and an "answer song" to) Bo Diddley's "I'm a Man" (which in turn was inspired by Waters' and Willie Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie Man").
"Mannish Boy" features a repeating stop-time figure on one chord throughout the song.
The song was written by McKinley Morganfield (Waters), Mel London, Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley)