Thursday, 25 January 2018

Old Queen Cole

Ann Cole was a raucous soul singer from Newark, New Jersey who had a few medium-sized hits in the R&B charts in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Her career was sadly cut short in 1962 when she was badly injured in a car accident and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life.

She is best known, if known at all, for doing the original version of "Got My Mojo Working". Apparently she toured with Muddy Waters in the mid 1950s and he learnt it from her.

Quite a few major mojos have sadly stopped working in the last week or so. Our bonus song is a brief and inadequate tribute to the most recent one. Frank Sidebottom and David Soul do it so much better.

"I've Got A Little Boy" - Ann Cole

"Plain As The Nose On Your Face" - Ann Cole
"How I Wrote Elastic Man" - The Fall

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