Song of the Day: Johnny Winter And, “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”

Guitarist extraordinaire Johnny Winter would be 77 today. "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" is a song by Rick Derringer, former member of The McCoys and a longtime associate of Johnny’s and his brother Edgar’s. Rick plays rhythm guitar here, with Randy Hobbs on bass and Randy Z on drums; the three of them comprised the "And" portion of "Johnny Winter And." This is from 1970.

17 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Johnny Winter And, “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”

  1. One of my favorite rock songs…I haven’t heard this version in a long time. Derringer’s version is it on steroids…I like the feel of this one also. This one has more soul.


        1. He produced three albums for Muddy Waters that pretty much revived Muddy’s career in the late ’70’s and early ’80’s, and played on at least one of them. He was the real thing…

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  2. I love this song and was sad when he passed away. I am amazed that he would be 77…all these greats who really set the stage on how to create musical art and were cooler than the people now.


    1. You had to be a whole lot better to get noticed 50 years ago. Now I don’t even think you have to sing or play all that well, they can fix so much in the studio. The important thing now is to look good…


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