Song Title Artist Album
6. Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
There's only one n in manish.
The interesting thing is that the [img] link you used to post the label spelling has it spelled as
Mannish and Muddy's own records, King of The Electric Blues' and 'Hard Again' from my LP collection have it also spelled Mannish. You may have a valuable collectable because of the mis-spelling on your example.
It's not a misspelling. The original record was spelled with one n, and then in later years it was always mispelled with two n's. EVERY copy of the original record, 45 or 78, was spelled correctly with one n. The albums that you have are from many years later.
Do you not agree that the way that the song is titled on its original release is what counts?
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Delta Blues Vol 2
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Muddy ‘Mississippi/ Waters Live
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters His Best 1947-1956
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters The Collection ( 3 Pak )
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Mannish Boy
Mannish Boy The Rolling Stones Love You Live
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters The Real Folk Blues
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters The Definitive Collection
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Hard Again
Mannish Boy Jimi Hendrix Blues
Mannish Boy Buddy Guy Buddy’s Baddest
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Electric Mud
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters Hoochie Coochie Man
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters King of The Electric Blues
Mannish Boy Albert Cummings No Regrets
Mannish Boy John Lee Hooker & Muddy Waters Giants of Blues
Mannish Boy Junior Wells with Buddy Guy Blues Jam Live
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters & James Cotton Greatest Blues History
Mannish Boy The Band with Muddy Waters The Last Waltz
Mannish Boy Paul Butterfield Paul Butterfield Rides Again
Mannish Boy by Countless other Artists under Countless other Album titles
No, I do not agree that the spelling of any ‘first’ thing must remain as the definitive and only spelling of the subject at hand. One only needs to look at any and all areas of the English language, English Literature, the many different spellings of personal names etc etc to see prove of this fact.
If the writer’s Muddy Waters ( McKinley Morganfield ) Mel London & Bo Diddley ( Elias McDaniel ) of this classic song did not object or protest the countless and subsequent versions titled with the additional ‘n’ and force the spelling to be changed it is obvious to me that it did not matter to them. And since it didn’t matter to them I respect their decision and point of view as you should also……………