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Hoochie Coochie Man - *warning, No Children*
Staffy
Feb 20 2010, 10:43 PM
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Last night when I was as usual hunting for that ultimate blues-sound (which imo. would be the SRV-sound) I recorded this one. Actually the drums and the bass took longer time to program, than to do a couple of vocals/guitar takes.
The song is from 1954, and is a Willie Dixon/Muddy Waters blues standard from the beginning. (for those who didn't know this already) The first version of this I actually heard was Jimi's, but Clapton picked up this number in the past 20 Years as well.
I strongly recommend listening to all three versions, rather than this one, since there are some great blues-playing on all of them. Especially Jimi's version has an incredible groove by Mitch Mitchell. (its actually a bootleg one from the beginning, taken from a studio session in the middle of the night)

Muddy's/Willie's lyrics from 1954 is really awesome, if we consider that it was written some 50 years ago. They can be found below.
My singing may be excused since I totally destroyed the voice the other day. (due to the weather, coffee and probably cigarettes, even that I dont want to admit its so... tongue.gif ) But the purpose here was not the singing, rather to test the guitar sound.

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Drums by Superior Drums
Bass played manually via MIDI to Trilian
Guitar recorded with 2 SM57, just delay & reverb added in the mix. No EQ.
Suhr Strat + my Deluxe clone built by Lars Reinau, just some little boost by Danelectro Transparent Overdrive.
Otherwise no effects.

Gypsy woman told my momma, before I was born
You got a boy-child comin', gonna be a son-of-a-gun
Gonna make these pretty women, jump and shout
And the world will only know, a-what it's all about

Y'know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
And I'm the hoochie-coochie man
Everybody knows I'm here

On the seventh hour, of the seventh day,
on the seventh month, the seventh doctor said:
"He's born for good luck, and I know you see;
Got seven hundred dollars, and don't you mess with me

Y'know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
And I'm the hoochie-coochie man
Everybody knows I'm here

Gypsy woman told my momma
Said "Ooh, what a boy,
he gonna make so many women,
jump and shout for joy"

Y'know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
And I'm the hoochie-coochie man
Everybody knows I'm here

Gypsy woman told my momma, before I was born
You got a boy-child comin', gonna be a son-of-a-gun
Gonna make these pretty women, jump and shout
And the world will only know, a-what it's all about

Y'know I'm here
Everybody knows I'm here
And I'm the hoochie-coochie man
Everybody knows I'm here

Additional 2nd verse from original 1954 Muddy Waters take:

I got a black cat bone, I got a mojo too
I got John the Conqueror root, I'm gonna mess with you
I'm gonna make you, pretty girl, lead me by the hand
Then the world will know, the Hoochie-Coochie Man



//Staffay


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Crazy_Diamond
Feb 20 2010, 10:47 PM
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Great cover Staffay.... I really like the Muddy Watters version but you did a great job...

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Feb 20 2010, 10:47 PM
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Awsome tune man .. can i keep it ?? (or do i have to delete the file sad.gif )

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Feb 20 2010, 10:52 PM
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Nah, why shall the file be deleted?
If someone is interested, I can put up a backing track with just bass & drums tomorrow.... smile.gif

//Staffay

QUOTE (Crazy_Diamond @ Feb 20 2010, 10:47 PM) *
Great cover Staffay.... I really like the Muddy Watters version but you did a great job...


Thx. smile.gif Yeah, Muddy really rules on this one, even that I think both Clapton and Hendrix as well as Jeff Healeys version from the movie "Roadhouse" also is very good guitar-wise.

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Feb 20 2010, 11:14 PM
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Nicely done Staffay! smile.gif What a classic tune this is and I must say, Healey's version is my favorite.

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Feb 20 2010, 11:18 PM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Feb 20 2010, 11:14 PM) *
Nicely done Staffay! smile.gif What a classic tune this is and I must say, Healey's version is my favorite.


Yeah, may Jeff R.I.P, he was one of my absolute favourite players. Such a feeling.....

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Feb 20 2010, 11:47 PM
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Awsome cover Staffy!
I actually really like the vocals.. I think they fit the whole feel of the song great..
Keep up making covers like this!

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Feb 21 2010, 06:54 AM
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Sounds really great Staffy!!!

Guitar tone is nice (maybe a touch to much compressor for me) and it does sound close to the SRV tone. Maybe you should just use thicker strings instead to get the sound but that is hard on the fingers. I'm an older guy like you so I no what a pain in the @@@ that can be! wink.gif

This backing would make a fun collab. Maybe you should use this to start your first one smile.gif

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Feb 21 2010, 09:41 AM
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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Feb 21 2010, 06:54 AM) *
Sounds really great Staffy!!!

Guitar tone is nice (maybe a touch to much compressor for me) and it does sound close to the SRV tone. Maybe you should just use thicker strings instead to get the sound but that is hard on the fingers. I'm an older guy like you so I no what a pain in the @@@ that can be! wink.gif

This backing would make a fun collab. Maybe you should use this to start your first one smile.gif


Thx. smile.gif In fact there is no compressor on the guitar, only some T3 tube-like soft compression on the master bus in order to sweeten the sound a little. But that is the biggest issue in order to nail down the sound - Stevies records was probably done on Neve consoles/analogue tape machines and then digitally mastered/remastered. To get that vintage sound in all instruments (drums & bass too), some real expensive studio gear must be used.....However, I will try to records some tracks in a "real" studio pretty soon with my band and see how that turns out.

Hmmm, I dont think this one will do for a collab, maybe with some rhytm-guitar/keyboards on it... but I have better backgrounds for that purpose.

Heavier strings? I'm using 0.11's but I'll go for 0.12's with 0.13 on the top next time.... laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Feb 21 2010, 11:31 AM
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Just awesome mate! Your voice has a very Muddy Water quality to my ears and your playing is pure Stevie Ray! I'd love you to post a copy of the backing so maybe I could do a take too!

Im actually in Sweden next Thursday mate, its a pity I'm working or I would seek you out for a jam! My wife actually works for Handelsbanken over here and is in Sweden a bit, maybe our paths will cross somethime!

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Feb 21 2010, 11:35 AM
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QUOTE (sted @ Feb 21 2010, 11:31 AM) *
Just awesome mate! Your voice has a very Muddy Water quality to my ears and your playing is pure Stevie Ray! I'd love you to post a copy of the backing so maybe I could do a take too!

Im actually in Sweden next Thursday mate, its a pity I'm working or I would seek you out for a jam! My wife actually works for Handelsbanken over here and is in Sweden a bit, maybe our paths will cross somethime!


Thx. Sted! smile.gif Yeah, that have would been awesome fun!!! I live in the very south of Sweden, just give me a PM when You are in Sweden next time and we may be able to see eachother and set something up!!! I'll post it in a few minutes...

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Feb 21 2010, 12:14 PM
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Here's the backing I used in two key's (since I'm tuning down to Eb normally).
No copyright applies since I made it in my basement, use it as You wish! biggrin.gif
Imo. it will also work as a demo for the new ultra-realistic Trilian sampled bass from Spectrasonics.....
So for those of You who likes to play a blues in the evening, Enjoy!

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yeah man you really got the blues. Great cover. Your sound is awesome

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Great take on this classic blues number, Staff man.
You got a cool growl for singing the blues, too.
I think I will enjoy jamming to this backing track
also. Thanks for the post. cool.gif

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Impressive cover Staffay, top notch just as uusual cool.gif

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Thx Guy's !!! smile.gif
The backing track is some posts upwards!

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Wow this is a great tune (and its right time to listen to it - 2:15 am) smile.gif Guitar sounds very warm you really hit a perfect blues sound! smile.gif

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you got it down man! great recording

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QUOTE (Staffy @ Feb 21 2010, 01:14 AM) *
Here's the backing I used in two key's (since I'm tuning down to Eb normally).
No copyright applies since I made it in my basement, use it as You wish! biggrin.gif
Imo. it will also work as a demo for the new ultra-realistic Trilian sampled bass from Spectrasonics.....
So for those of You who likes to play a blues in the evening, Enjoy!

//Staffay


As always.... You ROCK Staffy!!!!

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Another badass tune from the Staffayman. cool.gif

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