Welcome to another edition of
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)
♫♫ Today’s battle features two exceptional musicians with Canadian ties. ♫♫
HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN
[reference only – please do not vote on this one.]
“Hoochie Coochie Man“ (originally titled “I’m Your Hoochie Cooche Man”) is a blues standard, written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters in 1954. The song references hoodoo folk magic elements and makes novel use of a stop-time musical arrangement. It became one of Waters’ most popular and identifiable songs and helped secure Dixon’s role as Chess Records‘ chief songwriter. The single entered Billboard magazine’s Rhythm & Blues Records charts on March 13, 1954, reaching number three on the Juke Box chart and number eight on the Best Seller chart. It remained on the charts for 13 weeks, making it Waters’ most successful record up to that time. The original appears on the 1958 The Best of Muddy Waters album and many compilations. Numerous musicians have recorded “Hoochie Coochie Man” in a variety of styles, making it one of the most interpreted Waters and Dixon songs. See the list of covers HERE. The Blues Foundation and the Grammy Hall of Fame recognize the song for its influence in popular music and the US Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry selected it for preservation in 2004. – WIKIPEDIA
The foregoing serves as background information only.
Now, on to the actual contest……
JOHN KAY & STEPPENWOLF
John Kay (born Joachim Fritz Krauledat, in East Prussia, Germany, now Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia) is a German-Canadian-American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist known as the frontman of Steppenwolf. [Read more HERE.] Hoochie Coochie Man is the 4th track of the band’s self-titled debut album, (#1 in Canada, #6 in the U.S.), released in January, 1968.
THE JEFF HEALEY BAND
Norman Jeffrey “Jeff” Healey (March 25, 1966 – March 2, 2008) was a blind, Toronto-born jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist who attained musical and personal popularity, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s, including a major role in the 1989 Patrick Swayze movie, “Road House”). He and his band performed Hoochie Coochie Man in the film and it is part of the soundtrack album.
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Voting remains open until 10 am EDT, Sept. 21,
after which I will count the votes, add mine and publish the results.
These are the other BOTB regulars and semi-regulars.
Please cruise on by their sites and, if they have a post up, vote on their selections as well:
[Check back – there’s no set posting time]
Angels Bark / Book Lover / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / Far Away Series / Holli’s Hoots & Hollers / J.A. Scott /Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Novel Brews / Quiet Laughter / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands / Tossing It Out / Women: We Shall Overcome / Your Daily Dose
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Until next time.
♫♪♫♪♫ Rockchick Rapture!
COMING UP THIS MONTH:
THE YEAR WAS 1967 – #MUSICAL MEMORIES
Part 3 of the continuing “Soundtrack of my Life” series. See previous entries HERE.
RECOLLECTIONS OF AN OLD ROCK CHICK
Featured guest post at Jingle Jangle Jungle. Thanks, Mary!