I'm A Man

Composer: Bo Diddley

Grateful Dead


Mannish Boy
no info Single, Muddy Waters, 1955
info The Real Folk Blues, Muddy Waters, 1965
no info Electric Mud, Muddy Waters, 1968
no info They Call Me Muddy Waters, Muddy Waters, 1971
no info Muddy Waters Live, Muddy Waters, 1977
no info Hard Again, Muddy Waters, 1977
no info Last Waltz, Band w/ Muddy Waters and Paul Butterfield, 1978
no info Mississippi Muddy Waters Live, Muddy Waters, 1979
no info Rollin' Stone, Muddy Waters, 1983
no info Muddy Waters on Chess 1951-1959, Vol. 2, Muddy Waters, 1984
no info Legendary Paul Butterfield Rides Again, Paul Butterfield, 1986
no info Stax Presents...Sweet Soul Music, Various Artists , 1988
no info Wizards from the Southside, Various Artists (Muddy Waters), 1990
no info Hindu Love Gods, Hindu Love Gods, 1990
info The Chess Box, Muddy Waters, 1990
no info Goodfellas Soundtrack, Various Artists (Muddy Waters), 1990
no info The Bocephus Box: Hank Williams Jr. Collection '79-92, Hank Williams Jr, 1992
no info Rare Stax Vocal Groups of the 60s and 70s, Various Artists, 1992
no info I Am the Blues, Big Daddy Kinsey, 1993
no info Muddy Waters Gold, Muddy Waters, 1994
no info Don't Tell Me About Your Troubles, Magic Slim, 1994
no info Stone Rock Blues, Various Artists (Muddy Waters), 1994
no info Long Kiss Goodnight Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1996
no info Astors Meet the Newcomers/Sweet Soul from Memphis, Astors, 1996
no info King of the Electric Blues, Muddy Waters, 1997
no info Ghosts of Mississippi Soundtrack, Various Artists (Muddy Waters), 1997
no info Hard Again/I'm Ready/King Bee, Muddy Waters, 1997
no info His Best - 1947-1955, Muddy Waters, 1997
no info Generations of Blues, Vol. 2: Born in Chicago, Various Artists (Muddy Waters), 1998
no info Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Soundtrack, Various Artists (Muddy Waters), 19??
info The Best Of Blues: Blues Corner, Various Artists (Muddy Waters), 2003
info Hoochie Coochie Man: Complete Chess Masters, Vol. 2: 1952-1958, Muddy Waters, 2004
info Chess Pieces: The Very Best of Chess, Various Artists (Muddy Waters), 2005
info Tour of Duty: Top 100, Various Artists (Muddy Waters), 2008
info Beginner's Guide To Blues Music, Various Artists (Muddy Waters), 2008
info The Johnny Winter Sessions 1976-1981, Muddy Waters, 2009


It is sometimes stated that this is a Muddy Waters song. This is not the case. The original release was a chart success. Chess Records wanted to cash in on this success by releasing a similar record. This was accomplished by Muddy Waters recording more or less an identical song and releasing it with the title Mannish Boy. This was also a chart success. Mannish Boy usually occurs with writing credits shared by Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley.