Hoochie Coochie Man

Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon)

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"Hoochie Coochie Man" (sometimes referred to as "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man") is a blues standard written by Willie Dixon and first performed by Muddy Waters in 1954 (see 1954 in music). The song was a major hit upon its release, reaching #8 on Billboard magazine's Black Singles chart. The intro and verse to Muddy Water's version feature stop-time while the chorus features a refrain. According to an account by Dave Van Ronk, Muddy Waters stated that the song is supposed to have a comic effect.

The song was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1984. The song was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998. The song is a part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll list. The song was featured on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, where it was voted number 225 by representatives of the music industry and press.

The following musicians recorded "Hoochie Coochie Man" in January 1954

The Hoochie coochie was a sexually provocative dance that became wildly popular during and after the Chicago World's Fair in 1893.

Since the dance was performed by women, a ‘hoochie coochie man’ either watched them or ran the show....


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