Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo

A hard rock and roll hit back in 1974. The song has a great guitar riff and solo in it by Rick Derringer. The song was written by Derringer in 1970 and Johnny Winter had a go at it. This was Derringer’s only top 40 hit. The song peaked at #23 in the Billboard 100.

From Songfacts.

This was first released on the Johnny Winter And LP (1970), with Derringer and the McCoys (#1 “Hang On Sloopy”) backing up Winter. Derringer decided to re-record it for his first solo single.

“Hoochie Koo” is short for “Hoochie Koochie,” which is sexual slang popularized by Muddy Waters in his song “Hoochie Coochie Man.”

Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hoochie Koo

I couldn’t stop movin’ when it first took hold
It was a warm spring night at the old town hall
There was a band called The Jokers, they were layin’ it down
Doncha know I’m never gonna lose that funky sound

Hey!
Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hoochie Koo
Lawdy mama light my fuse
Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hoochie Koo

Truck on out and spread the news
All right
I hope ya’ll know what I’m talkin’ about
The way she wiggled that thing, it really knocks me out

Gettin’ high all the time, but if you’re not there too
Come on a little closer, gonna do it to you
Yeah
Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hoochie Koo

Lawdy mama light my fuse
Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hoochie Koo
Truck on out and spread the news
Yeah!

‘Squitas start buzzin’ ’bout that time of year
She’s goin’ ’round back, said she’d meet me there
We was ballin’ in the grass growin’ behind the barn
Now my ears started ringin’ like a fire alarm

Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hoochie Koo
Lawdy mama light my fuse
Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hoochie Koo
Truck on out and spread the news

Done got tired of payin’ dues
Said goodbye to all my blues
Lawdy mama, light my fuse
‘N’ Roll, Hoochie Koo
Truck on out and spread the

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

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