Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

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Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby keiron » Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:29 pm

Hoochie Coochie man is an excellent song, originally done by Willie Dixon. Muddy Waters did a cover, and so did various others, but my personal favourite, and I think the best version was Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton.
They took verse in turn and made it something else. Buddy's tortured voice made the 2nd verse outstanding.
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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby ricochet » Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:37 pm

Heresy, maybe, but I like the Allman Brothers version.

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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby doc williamson » Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:21 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Aug-12-05 AT 01:26 PM (EST)]Oh Geez! Not again. Who did the best______ competition has no place in music.

But, I'll bite didn't Grand Funk do the VERY BEST version EVER of every song they covered on wax or in concert. Wasn't their guitar player the BEST EVER, PLUS the rhythm section of their bass and drummer was the tightest EVER. And, their vocals and harmonies were so tight and reminiscent of the Mormon Tubercular Choir. Plus, they moved around on stage and didn't stand still like that poser Muddy Waters. :-)

Eric Clapton peaked with Derek and The Dominoes and that is only because Duane Allman held his hand through the project album of "Layla, etc."

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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby doc williamson » Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:30 pm

BTW, it is spelled "Hoochie CooCHIE Man."

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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby bosco » Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:09 pm

I can't stop laughing... :D

Thanks, Doc.
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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby mickeypainless » Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:52 am

Did the Osmonds ever cover it? I can just hear Donny and Marie crackin out the harmonies now! NOT
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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby bighollowtwang » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:43 am

I don't think anyone can top Muddy's original version.
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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby mickeypainless » Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:34 am

I'm gonna have to agree with Zak! Very cool!
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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby grady » Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:24 am

>Oh Geez! Not again. Who did the best______ competition has
>no place in music.
>

Damn good point Doc




>But, I'll bite didn't Grand Funk do the VERY BEST version
>EVER of every song they covered on wax or in concert. Wasn't
>their guitar player the BEST EVER, PLUS the rhythm section
>of their bass and drummer was the tightest EVER. And, their
>vocals and harmonies were so tight and reminiscent of the
>Mormon Tubercular Choir.
>
>www.DocWilliamson.com
>
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Grand Funk Railroad was awesome !!!
Classic Rock doesn't get much better than GFR

You can have Skynyrd,,Allman Bros and all that mess,,,,,I'll take bands like GFR,,Golden Earring,,,,Humble Pie over any of that Southern Rock mess any day.

I love Humble Pie,,,they had a sound that was just wicked.

I like Muddy Water's original version the best but,,,then again,,,I love everything Muddy Waters ever did.

To me,,,,,Muddy & John Lee Hooker are the two finest examples of Post-War Blues that you're ever gonna find.

But,,,that's just my opinion.
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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby ricochet » Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:20 pm

Golden Earring was a great band. Back in the day I scoffed at "Radar Love" as silly pop trash, but now I think that was a really well done song.

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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby bighollowtwang » Thu Sep 01, 2005 3:04 pm

>I think that was
>a really well done song.

I don't know about that, but they DID use a Danelectro Longhorn bass which has to account for something.
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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby sgt_guitar » Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:42 pm

Does "Mannish Boy" count from "Electric Mud"?
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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby jeffl » Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:02 pm

Hey Doc, ya' ole grouch,lol.... ya' don't stick yer head up for days, and then here ya' come with yer critical commentary. You have a good point, of course, but that's no excuse. Good to hear from ya'. Call me if ya' ever get some time.
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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby houndog » Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:26 pm

1/ Doc, you are the BEST.

2/Grady, Steve Marriott is the superb unsung hero of Brit Rock, the genesis of Led Zepplein and a top notch vocalist and scorching gtr.player.I have a late 80's video of him in "Packet of Three" which is as near as I'll get to listening to whatever pub rock is.
His encore song has a line in it " not bad for a short,fat,bald has- been " :D
Steve had a few sherberts before the gig and spoke about his acting career.." well I burnt down m'ordinary school...and the only school that would take me was a drama school.." Artful Dodger or wot Guv, eh ;)

3/ Rico I saw Golden Earring in the mid 70's ..Radar Love was great( drummer jumping over kit) The support was a dirty band of cowboys called Lynyrd Skynrd...I was sitting in the front row !!!!

4/ Best Hootchie Coochie man, why of course me and Doug 1.13am, 23rd of February 1999,bar off the High Street.Edinburgh.

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RE: Best version of 'The Hoocie Man'

Postby ricochet » Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:37 am

I loved Lynyrd Skynyrd's stuff until they came out with "Saturday Night Special." Boycotted everything they recorded after that, and still turn off the radio whenever I hear it coming on.

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