Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Hoochie Coochie Man

From Bob Dearborn's The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac, this little tidbit from 60 years ago today. I had no idea this was the origin of this famous Chicago blues song...

January 7, 1954…In Chicago, Muddy Waters recorded "Hoochie Coochie Man." 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.

Here's Muddy singing the song...(it cuts off right at the end)