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Muddy Waters ‎
Hoochie Coochie Man

Not Now Music

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Willie Dixon was the undisputed Poet Laureate of post-war Chicago blues music. His undoubted talent as a wordsmith probably stemmed from the fact that, as a youngster growing up in Vicksburg, Mississippi, he heard his mother recite poetry that she had written. But music wasn’t Dixon’s first calling. He enjoyed several years as a moderately successful heavyweight boxer before he switched careers and gravitated to the music business. His big break was landing a job at Chicago’s Chess label in 1948, where the combination of his double bass-playing, arranging skills, talent scout acumen, and, of course, songwriting prowess (among countless classics, he penned ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’, ‘I Just Want To Make Love To You’ and ‘Back Door Man’), allowed him to rise rapidly in the ranks of the company’s backroom hierarchy.

‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ was first recorded on 7 January 1954 by a Delta blues singer with a big, booming voice who was born McKinley Morganfield, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. He went under the stage name Muddy Waters, and had already seen some chart action before arriving at Chess in 1950. Waters had racked up five Top 10 R&B hits for Chess before Dixon offered him ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’, which was originally titled ‘(I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man’. It became Waters’ biggest American hit (No.3 on the R&B charts) and also, perhaps more significantly, put Willie Dixon on the map as a songwriter of note. – U Discover Music

Label: Not Now Music ‎– NOT2LP134

Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

Country: UK

Released: 2011

Genre: Blues

Style: Chicago Blues