Hands Off

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"Hands Off"
Single by Jay McShann
Released1955 (1955)
Songwriter(s)Jay McShann

"Hands Off" is a 1955 song written and recorded by Jay McShann. The single, on the Vee-Jay label, was the most successful Jay McShann release on the Billboard R&B chart. "Hands Off", with vocals performed by Priscilla Bowman, was number one on the R&B best seller chart for three weeks. The single is notable because this was the last single to hit number one on the R&B chart without making the Billboard Hot 100 until 1976: For the next twenty-one years, all singles which made the top spot on the Billboard R&B chart would make the Hot 100.[1]

Preston Foster reworked "Hands Off" to create the 1956 song "Got My Mojo Working" popularised by Muddy Waters.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 392.