Thread: Hoochie Coochie Man

StephC - 7/11/2003 at 04:03 AM

I love Hoochie Coochie Man, and I've never heard anyone sing it better than Berry Oakley did. I wish Berry sang more on the albums. Has anyone heard any live versions or have anything else with Berry on lead vocals?

[Edited on 7/11/2003 by StephC]

mtnjam217 - 7/14/2003 at 04:18 PM

When they did "Oh, Pretty Woman", which was rarely, Berry sang it.

Marley - 7/15/2003 at 05:57 AM

There are only three taped versions of Oh, Pretty Woman that we know of. I think it's a really cool song. Check out the 5/2/70 Swarthmore College show to hear that one.

SmAllman - 12/1/2003 at 10:28 AM

oooooh, you people! just give some links to download some bootlegs or sth... in my fu** country i can't even get "shades of two worlds"!
give some links, please!

Lana - 12/1/2003 at 11:03 AM

Good mornin' sweet family,

HC Man was in pretty heavy rotation on the set list in the mid-90s, with Warren on vocals.

Take care and know that you are loved,


delta_chile - 12/1/2003 at 11:43 AM

In fact, Warren really did a great job of hoochie coochie man...sounds like a totally new song with him singing...but then it started sounding like a totally new song the day ABB touched it...

Mule has done some brilliant blues standards, too...Smokestack Lightning, Red House and It Hurts Me Too spring to does John the Revelator...

Jack - 12/4/2003 at 01:46 PM

Anybody else think HCM sounds like Johnny Winter taught Berry how to sing?

Marley - 12/4/2003 at 07:01 PM

I've heard a number of people agree with you, Jack.

Chadmon - 3/6/2004 at 09:15 PM

Berry's HCM is downright nasty.

The version that appears on Live at Atlanta Pop Festival is probably my favorite track (on Disc 1) a double disc that has many, many highlights.

BigDaveOnBass - 3/8/2004 at 03:36 PM

I think Berry's vocals were probably underutilized, but then again, Gregg's voice was "the sound" of the band.

prkr67 - 3/28/2004 at 05:04 PM

I love "Hootchie Kootchie Man," it is one of my favorites from the original lineup, and I heard Warren sing it last fall that reallly put me in mind of BO. Rock on ABB!

floyd - 3/29/2004 at 12:12 AM

Berry's version of Hootchie Cootchie Man is so strong and scary, he really brings an awesome display of vocals on that one. I have heard the song many times, and it still reaks of power.

A few years ago, National Public Radio was doing the 100 most significant songs of the century, and amomg others, Hootchie Cootchie Man was on it, and they played the Allman Brothers Version of the song. I like Berry's version better than the master's, Muddy Waters.

Give it a good loud listen again.

Peace Y'all..........

marionsindorf - 7/25/2004 at 05:00 PM

Definitely a winner

canuckABBfan - 11/30/2014 at 07:44 AM

Anybody else think HCM sounds like Johnny Winter taught Berry how to sing?

OMG.... I heard it for the first time in years the other day and thought I was hearing Johnny!!! :O

Quinn - 12/6/2014 at 08:52 PM

could be

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