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Muddy Waters — I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
Album: I'm Ready
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Released: 1978
Length: 3:54
Plays (last 30 days): 0
The gypsy woman told my mother
Before I was born
I got a boy child's coming
He's gonna be a son of a gun
He gonna make pretty womens
Jump and shout
Then the world wanna know
What this all about

'Cause you know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
Yeah, you know I'm a hoochie coochie man
Everybody knows I'm here

I got a black cat bone
I got a mojo too
I got the Johnny Concheroo
I'm gonna mess with you
I'm gonna make you girls
Lead me by my hand
Then the world'll know
The hoochie coochie man

But you know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
Yeah, you know I'm a hoochie coochie man
Everybody knows I'm here

On the seventh hours
On the seventh day
On the seventh month
The seven doctors said
He was born for good luck
And that you'll see
I got seven hundred dollars
Don't you mess with me

But you know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
Yeah, you know I'm a hoochie coochie man
Everybody knows I'm here
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 boober wrote:
I have this as my ringtone. Imagine the faces of executives in an important meeting looking at me when my phone goes off (sometimes I forget to silence it). Some of them give me the thumbs up....the assholes frown.

 
yessss!
 idiot_wind wrote:
You see the nice thing about the term "hoochie coochie", is that you can use it to describe practically anything.

He and she are gonna do the  "hoochie coochie".

She's got nice "hoochie coochie".

He's a "hoochie coochie" man. 

I think I lost my "hoochie coochie".

 

 
hoochie coochie = mc2
Q.E.D.
You see the nice thing about the term "hoochie coochie", is that you can use it to describe practically anything.

He and she are gonna do the  "hoochie coochie".

She's got nice "hoochie coochie".

He's a "hoochie coochie" man. 

I think I lost my "hoochie coochie".

 
the whole round world knows I am
Johnny Winters screaming and playing guitar behind one of the original originals.  It don't get more Godlike than this cut.
I have this as my ringtone. Imagine the faces of executives in an important meeting looking at me when my phone goes off (sometimes I forget to silence it). Some of them give me the thumbs up....the assholes frown.
 cjohnsonb wrote:
Get over it, this rocks. This is the blues, stop reading into it 21st century PC sensibilities and listen to the energy and vitality of it. This CD and Hard Again were some of Muddy's best albums, mostly because he and the band were playing like they were alive and not robots in front of a mic. Hear Johnny Winter holler and scream. Don't listen to covers by Foghat, Led Zeppelin, or the Allman Bros. Listen to the real thing. The Stones only wish they could touch this stuff. 

 
Absolute agreement. The so called bluesmen of today are all pale pretenders
Woooooo! King Muddy A1 man  : )
 cjohnsonb wrote:
Get over it, this rocks. This is the blues, stop reading into it 21st century PC sensibilities and listen to the energy and vitality of it. This CD and Hard Again were some of Muddy's best albums, mostly because he and the band were playing like they were alive and not robots in front of a mic. Hear Johnny Winter holler and scream. Don't listen to covers by Foghat, Led Zeppelin, or the Allman Bros. Listen to the real thing. The Stones only wish they could touch this stuff. 

 
He is coming to Vancouver island music fest in July. Thanks for those comments.  {#Jump}Happy anticipation....{#Jump}
Get over it, this rocks. This is the blues, stop reading into it 21st century PC sensibilities and listen to the energy and vitality of it. This CD and Hard Again were some of Muddy's best albums, mostly because he and the band were playing like they were alive and not robots in front of a mic. Hear Johnny Winter holler and scream. Don't listen to covers by Foghat, Led Zeppelin, or the Allman Bros. Listen to the real thing. The Stones only wish they could touch this stuff. 

Yes, it's great

Yes, it's Johnny Winter producing and on guitar.


I'm not in for thigh-slappers and the hoochie coochie does not help.
Funny how rating a 4 still translates as acceptable, that's not how my dutch teachers saw it in school.
Very sweet and forgiving but it means I have to give a '3' just for rather not wanting to hear something :P
Sam Bush - Stingray
Muddy Waters- I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man

From the mercurial to the bump'n'grindial. Tasty juxtaposition.
This old guy sounds like Arcade Fire.    

From the previous track:"bordering on too many notes . . . ;-)"

Not a problem here.


 Geecheeboy wrote:
I interviewed Sen. Strom Thurmond for a magazine article once, and he told me that he takes exercise. As part of his regimen, he did so many "hoochie coochies."  I was too shy to ask him to show me what that was. If had been a woman, he would not have waited for me to ask.

 
Strom was somethin' else. He was so old that he ran for President as the States Rights Democratic Party candidate...in 1948. He was 46. His wife at the time, a former Miss South Carolina, was 22. His second wife, also a former Miss South Carolina, was 44 years younger than he was. She married him when she was also just 22. So I guess he was pretty good at the hoochie coochies

And then, of course, there was Essie-Mae Washington-Williams. Strom had his way with a housemaid in his family's employ when he was 22 and she was 16. Essie-Mae was their daughter. Strom acknowledged that he was Essie-Mae's father and helped her financially well into adulthood. 

I guess it's a good thing you weren't a woman...

Strom Thurmond doing a pushup in his office 
Strom positions himself for exercise with missionary zeal. 
Lie back, ladies, and think of South Carolina. 
 
 dwlangham wrote:
{#Hand} I'll raise my hand as the only person listening who's had enough of Muddy, Howlin' and B. B. to last me a while. Bo Didly, too.

Okay, go ahead and stone me.

 
Go to Colorado, you'll be stoned soon enough!
Today seems to be a Muddy day. Is it raining--finally--in Paradise?

Thank you Willie Dixon.....{#Dance}


 Jazbo wrote:
Just saw him and the Stones from 1982 in a small club on the south side on channel 11 here, interesting.......

 
I caught that on PBS last week, Mick looked like he was wired out of his mind. 
my psd brought me Rick James Super Freak and now Muddy's Hootchie Cootchie, perhaps RP is sending me a message hmmmm?
Now, this is what I mean by Friday afternoon RnR music for a great Summer day in August.

Is that James Cotton on harp? 
{#Hand} I'll raise my hand as the only person listening who's had enough of Muddy, Howlin' and B. B. to last me a while. Bo Didly, too.

Okay, go ahead and stone me.
Ah yes.. Friday Blues Jam!!  {#Cheers}
The building Muddy lived in for 20 years at 4339 S. Lake Park, Chicago, IL 60653 is up for demolition soon. Isn't there some Blues lovin' millionaire out there that can buy this place and convert it to a museum?
I interviewed Sen. Strom Thurmond for a magazine article once, and he told me that he takes exercise. As part of his regimen, he did so many "hoochie coochies."  I was too shy to ask him to show me what that was. If had been a woman, he would not have waited for me to ask.

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Everybody, I mean it this time, in our village loves this

https://www.broomemusic.com/bb/

just i adore it
Just saw him and the Stones from 1982 in a small club on the south side on channel 11 here, interesting.......
I feel like getting dirty.
Tell it, Muddy! You gotta black cat bone...{#Bananajam}
 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
Dear Radio Paradise: U R  making me so happy today I'm sending you some moo-lah.
{#Dancingbanana_2}
 
Me too!  Thanks Bill and Rebecca.  I just luuurve Radio Paradise. {#Sunny}
Dear Radio Paradise: U R  making me so happy today I'm sending you some moo-lah.
{#Dancingbanana_2}
Gyspy woman told my mother before I was born
You got a boy childs comin'
Gonna be a son of a government functionary
And so I am
Let's get the party started!!  {#Cowboy}
This is my adopted theme song, as I was born at 7 am on July 7. Sadly, I have no dollars, and not even €700.
Big Fat 10 !!!
 Cynaera wrote:
Aaahhhh - Muddy Waters. Never a bad note from him... {#Bounce}
 
Miss you so much, Ann...

rest in peace... 
 rabbi_phil wrote:
now THIS is some black velvet!
 

Yeah, so I will drink to that.
now THIS is some black velvet!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Oh. Hell. Yeah! Perfect wake me up on a cool Tuesday spring morning in Germany! Alles gut, ja!!
 
love Muddy - the first bluesman I ever got into.
Chair Dance {#Cool}
Luv me some Muddy!! 
YEAH!
Classic..every band in the 60' played this one.
Great jamming tune.

 PFM wrote:
You just don't hear about hoochie coochie men any more. They're becoming extinct.
  I know one in Kansas City......{#Devil_pimp}


 Captn_Pea wrote:

The Hoochie coochie was a sexually provocative dance that became wildly popular during and after the Chicago World's Fair in 1893<3>.

Since the dance was performed by women, a ‘hoochie coochie man' either watched them or ran the show. Alternatively, from the directly sexual meaning of hoochie coochie, he greatly enjoyed sexual intercourse.


 
This and so many other songs by Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and other male blues artists are more full of innuendo than a Carry On film. When they weren't being miserable waking up of a morning, they surely were sex-obsessed - as they say this side of a Pond, like dogs with two dicks. Great music, juvenile cock-centric lyrics. Love old-style blues all the same, for all their strutting and boastfulness. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

The Man...it's all good{#Bounce}
 bluedot wrote:
Is this the version with Johnny Winter on lead guitar?  I know that they worked together toward the end of Muddy's life, and that solo kinda sounds like a slightly "restrained" Johnny Winter.  LOL

Johnny's gettin' kinda old these daze too...haven't heard much from him lately...
 
Winter produced the album—one of three for Muddy. Long time Waters guitarist Jimmy Rogers also played on these sessions. But we're most likely hearing Winter.

This is the song that will be playing on at my Wedding on Saturday when I remove the garter =)
 Captn_Pea wrote:

The Hoochie coochie was a sexually provocative dance that became wildly popular during and after the Chicago World's Fair in 1893<3>.

Since the dance was performed by women, a ‘hoochie coochie man' either watched them or ran the show. Alternatively, from the directly sexual meaning of hoochie coochie, he greatly enjoyed sexual intercourse.


 
thanks for this!!  90 per cent of their mind is filled with something like sexual things, whatever!!

10

The Hoochie coochie was a sexually provocative dance that became wildly popular during and after the Chicago World's Fair in 1893<3>.

Since the dance was performed by women, a ‘hoochie coochie man' either watched them or ran the show. Alternatively, from the directly sexual meaning of hoochie coochie, he greatly enjoyed sexual intercourse.


Aaahhhh - Muddy Waters. Never a bad note from him... {#Bounce}
 DaveInVA wrote:
I saw him live in Chicago in '68. Damn am I really that old? {#Sorry}
 
Luckeeeeee!

I saw him live in Chicago in '68. Damn am I really that old? {#Sorry}
 PFM wrote:
You just don't hear about hoochie coochie men any more. They're becoming extinct.
 
Probably because you can actually put explicit sexual references in song lyrics these days. I'm no big expert on blues sexual euphemisms, but it sounds to me like this is one down 'n' dirty song boasting being a stud ready for action. These days you could sing that you've a big dick and can shag all night and no-one would bat an eyelid. Great classic blues, though. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

 PFM wrote:
You just don't hear about hoochie coochie men any more. They're becoming extinct.
 
Too right!  And there are damn few real deal bluesmen any more either!  RIP Muddy...we haven't fogotten ye!

You just don't hear about hoochie coochie men any more. They're becoming extinct.
MW simply the best, this song probably his finest.

I am currently dancing around the living room pumping up for another round of monitoring in the field all day.  Good stuff to start out my day thats for damn sure!  Never let down by RP!


 whtahtefcuk wrote:
Best album cover of the day! 
 
whathesaid. And it looked great on a big ol' 12" sleeve.

Is this the version with Johnny Winter on lead guitar?  I know that they worked together toward the end of Muddy's life, and that solo kinda sounds like a slightly "restrained" Johnny Winter.  LOL

Johnny's gettin' kinda old these daze too...haven't heard much from him lately...
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
Best album cover of the day! 
 

{#Yes} He's ready.
Best album cover of the day! 
 paraclete wrote:
Wow . . . Bluegrass to just the Blues.  While the "color" stays the same, what a change in tone!
 
bluegrass? white trash? don't think so, it's just chicagoblues with the roots in countryblues.

GREAT by the way.... 

10! of course 


Inimitable.


Wow . . . Bluegrass to just the Blues.  While the "color" stays the same, what a change in tone!
 Cruithne3753 wrote:


Are those songs about what I think they're about?
 

Yes. {#Wink}
Wait - this sounds like "Man Child," didn't he do that song, too? I'm so confused...
10 for the Hootchie Coochie Man. Stuff like this is why people started pointing all that funny sound recording stuff at musicians in the first place..
pretty womens
:devil_pimp: :devil_pimp: :devil_pimp: AND :devil_pimp: dang it!
Timeless perfect. :propeller:
Life affirming music.
roots
Need a rating of 20 for this sucker.
OHH YAAA
Roverfish wrote:
Help! Help! I'm being held hostage by RP! Can't...walk...away... Yet another outstanding tune for this Sunday. Thanks, Bill.
Said it all.Thank you.
Help! Help! I'm being held hostage by RP! Can't...walk...away... Yet another outstanding tune for this Sunday. Thanks, Bill.
jdhal wrote:
I continually return to 'Hard Again' and 'I'm Ready'
Are those songs about what I think they're about?
now this is serious MOJO more plz :notworthy:
C'mon Baby, put a little hoochie in my coochie! :dance:
honeygirl wrote:
Everybody better NOT know!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:
:whisper:
Great to hear MW on RP!!! He was so great. I saw him live at the Commodore in Vancouver in about 1981, after being introduced to his work by the great film "The Last Waltz". Great Song - thanks Bill. :bananapiano: :clap:
Everybody better NOT know!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:
What a set! I can't leave RP... can't watch a DVD can't go to the store I'm a prisoner of the best music in the world Therefore, I must have died and am in heaven! :bananajumprope: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :jump: :hearteyes:
What a fantastic album cover! It seems very alive and full of soul (much like Muddy).
algrif wrote:
Hey Bill. You're on a roll this morning. Hey!!! Wonder. Holiday. Hendrix. Waters. What's next? I can hardly wait!! :biggrin:
And again on April 21st! (Not that I'm complaining...)
Hey Bill. You're on a roll this morning. Hey!!! Wonder. Holiday. Hendrix. Waters. What's next? I can hardly wait!! :biggrin:
I loved the records Muddy Waters made with Johnny Winter way back when - it sounds like he's right in the room and he means every word. I continually return to 'Hard Again' and 'I'm Ready' to just wallow in great blues grooves.
Wow, I know I just set a personal record of 10's - that's five in a row - Marley, Wonder, Holiday(Goddesslike), Hendrix and Muddy. Whew ! I'm exhausted.
Good OL Muddy 10
teo wrote:
Last Played on Nov 11, 2005 - 17:10 ? Well it's about time!
The Hendrix and Holiday before this song were both played on March 8....so if the next song has a March 8 comment...I'm going to suggest it's only been 2 weeks. Edit....unless it's the end of the set-list.
Last Played on Nov 11, 2005 - 17:10 ? Well it's about time!
:clap: :bounce: :clap: :bounce: :clap: GREAT WORK, BILL! Billie Holliday then Jimi Hendrix and then into Muddy Waters! Wouldn't ever hear this progression on commercial radio! :bounce: :clap: :bounce: :clap: :bounce:
The only way I can enjoy this is with cigarettes and beer :cowboy: :drunk: Not much of a blues fan, and this song won't win me over. I'll leave this unrated out of respect.
I like the blues, but this song I can do without! :frustrated:
RParadise wrote:
Now, where's Koko Taylor with Wang Dang Doodle when you need her. The perfect follow-up. (From an old Chicago boy.)
:nodhead: Koko's always a treat (from another old Chicago boy)
Perfect for one of our rare rainy afternoons. Thanks Bill. :D
"...Gonna be a son-of-a-gun!..." A 9.
lowelltr wrote:
God - I HATE the blues......
Then you probably hate all its (bastard) babies too, which is about all popmusic, because most of contemporary music more or less originates from The Blues (Rhythm and Blues) or is (heavily) influenced by it.
petr_czech wrote:
Blues makes me smile :sunny:
DAMN STRAIGHT !!!!
8)
lowelltr wrote:
God - I HATE the blues......
Nice to know that your life is going so well. The rest of us, we really NEED the blues sometimes. :verysorry:
God - I HATE the blues......
:music:
petr_czech wrote:
Blues makes me smile :sunny:
Same here.
Blues makes me smile :sunny.gif:
JCJ wrote:
YEEEAAAHHH baby! Play more blues! I prefer his later record label sound than his Chess originals. The name escapes me, but Johnny winter produced them
Think that would have been Alligator Records.
AI-in-Japan wrote:
yes, yes, yes!!! geeeet doooowwwn.
I'd just like to add, "OMG Yes!!! Oh Yeah! F' Yeah!"
yes, yes, yes!!! geeeet doooowwwn.
This is a tonic to the soul! I must admit that the first time I actually heard Waters was "Mannish Boy," featured on the soundtrack to RISKY BUSINESS. That track sounds very much like this one(and vice versa, natch). The phrase "Johnny Cockaroo" is also used in both songs. Hmmm. Would be nice to hear the songs back-to-back!
JCJ wrote:
YEEEAAAHHH baby! Play more blues! I prefer his later record label sound than his Chess originals. The name escapes me, but Johnny winter produced them
The name of the record is HARD AGAIN. Very critically acclaimed when it was released in, I believe 1977 or 78. Available on CD.
More blues, please.... :notworthy:
This is a great song to sing to toddlers at bath time, as is CREAM\'S Mother\'s Lament.
Originally Posted by eval: Now I know why some english teachers are out of work.
So I didn't proof read the post, sue me. Must be nice to be perfect, I :notworthy: in the presence of greatness :p :lol: ;)