KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY MOJO

Latest update on 14/02/2012

Artist: Coot Grant & Kid Wilson
Author: Leola Pettigrew/Wesley Wilson
Label: Okeh
Year: 1932

Man and wife with a career going back to the days of vaudeville, medicine shows, revues and smut in general. Wesley Wilson also wrote Gimme A Pigfoot and Do Your Duty (see there). Many variants exist on the same theme. Hokum blues, a risqué hillbilly hit Elvis sang at parties. In fact all Got My Mojo Working's are more or less tributary (see there). Swinged from day one.

Covers:

1934:

Memphis Jug Band [as Take Your Fingers Off It]

1935:

Big Bill Broonzy [idem]

1935:

Roosevelt Sykes [as Keep Your Hands Off Her]

1936:

Robert Johnson [in They're Red Hot (Hot Tamales)]

1937:

Lil Johnson [as Take Your Hands Off It]

1944:

Lead Belly [as Keep Your Hands Off Her with Woody Guthrie and Sonny Terry]

1947:

Billy Hughes & his Pecos Pals [as Keep Your Hands Off Of It]

1952:

Skeets McDonald [as Birthday Cake Boogie]

1955:

Jay McShann & Priscilla Bowman [as Hands Off; first n°1 R&B for Vee-Jay]

1956:

Donna Hightower [idem]

1958:

Sonny Boy Williamson [as Take Your Hands Out Of My Pocket]

1958:

Jerry Lee Lewis [as Keep Your Hands Off Of It (Birthday Cake)]

1961:

John Lee Hooker [as She's Mine (Keep Your Hands To Yourself)]

1961:

Koerner, Ray & Glover [as Keep Your Hands Off Her]

1964:

Betty Everett [also for Vee-Jay]

1964:

Bobby Fuller [as Birthday Cake (Keep Your Hands Off Of It)]

1964:

Rod Stewart [idem]

1968:

Taj Mahal [as She's Mine (Keep Your Hands To Yourself)]

1969:

Arthur Crudup [as Keep Your Hands Off That Woman]

1970:

Elvis Presley [in medley with Got My Mojo Working]

1973:

Van Morrison [as Take Your Hands Off Of My Pocket]

1981:

Koko Taylor [as Keep Your Hands Off Her]

1996:

Tail Gators [idem]

Not to be confused with Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (see there) or with Hands Off (She's Mine) by The Beat. Junior Kimbrough's Keep Your Hands Of Her is an own song, covered by the Black Keys.

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