Watch the Hoochie Mama online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 3
One can never learn "too much" about the blues, or learn too many classic blues songs. One of the greatest blues songs ever is Muddy Waters', "Hoochie Coochie Man," written by the great Willie Dixon and recorded by Muddy in 1954. Bo Diddley borrowed the primary riff for his song, "I'm A Man," and a classic riff became an essential part of the blues vernacular. Structurally, the song sits on the one chord through the verse and then shifts to the four and five chords on the chorus. Jimi Hendrix recorded a couple of incredible versions of "Hoochie Coochie Man," on the BBC Sessions and Loose Ends albums.