01 Mojo Morganfield - It's Good To Be King
Mojo Morganfield – It’s Good To Be King
(Mojo Morganfield, Johnny Lee Schell, Tony Braunagel)
Delmark Digital Single 8866

Mojo was a beloved and inspiring voice in today's blues and we mourn his passing deeply. This song is a tribute to his memory, which shines on into the future.

Mojo Morganfield - vocals
Brother John Kattke - piano
Ronnie Baker Brooks - guitar
Billy Branch - harmonica

The Mannish Boyz:
Rick Kreher - guitar
Michael Flynn - bass
Chris Alexander - drums

Produced by Michael Freeman
Engineered by Matt Hennessy at VSOP Studios, Chicago, assisted by Ty Caughell
Mixed by Matt Hennessy and Michael Freeman
Mastered by Paul Blakemore, Nashville, TN

Johnny Schell, Tony Braunagel (Hot Sheet Music, BMI/ Toe Knee Music, ASCAP)

In loving memory of Joseph "Mojo" Morganfield, April 14, 1964 - December 10, 2020.

Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield was born April 14, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois. Mojo is the youngest son of World- Famous Muddy Waters. He began his career as a young boy following in his father’s footsteps, traveling and preforming with him and growing up in the Blues. He learned guitar from Muddy and Muddy’s guitarist Bob Margolin.

Mojo put music temporarily behind him in favor of playing college basketball after winning a scholarship at the University of Northern Iowa and starting a family. He returns to music once again in clubs and festivals around Chicago, the United States, and in Europe when the pandemic allows. Joseph has performed on stage with Grammy Award Winners Don Was, Jamey Johnson, and Warren Haynes at The Chicago Theater – The Last Waltz and with his brother Big Bill Morganfield at the Chicago Blues Fest. In 2019 Mojo opened for Bad Company featuring Paul Rogers. He also performed on stage at the Chicago Blues Festival with his Band The Mannish Boyz. He is an ambassador, supporter, and promoter inductee in the prestigious Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. He attends many public events on behalf of his father, Muddy Waters, keeping his name and legacy alive.

“Big Daddy Gumbo sent the song asking me to listen to it and I liked it right away. I put my own signature on it but I liked the bread and butter of the song. Every person has their castle – family, friends, and the things you surround yourself with. That’s what the song says to me. A person should feel like a king or queen. When everything is going right. When the mojo is working! Every dog has his day. Everyone should have their moment – and it doesn’t happen every day, so when it does – enjoy it!”
-Mojo Morganfield