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.

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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.

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    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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