The same basic riff in “Mannish Boy” can also be heard on another Muddy Waters song: “Hoochie Coochie Man”. This riff is common throughout the blues in both the five-note and a shortened four-note version. The guitar riff also appears on George Thorogood’s “Bad to the Bone”.
Bill Wyman has claimed that this song, not Rollin’ Stone, is the actual inspiration for the name Rolling Stones. He bases this claim on the fact that Rollin’ Stone had only been released as a 78 rpm single in 1949, and that the English youth of 1962 never owned 78s.
Edited by rwitte on 10 May 2009, 21:44
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