Monday, 11 March 2013

Listening Assignment No. 7

Welcome to a new term of Listening Assignments!  This week, we're listening to one of the Bluesmen who pioneered the use of electric guitar in the Blues, Muddy Waters.  The song we will be listening to is Hoochie Coochie Man.  This song was written by the great Willie Dixon and recorded by Muddy Waters in 1954.  It was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1984.

Listen to the song and answer the following questions. You can answer these questions by posting in the comments section of the post, by e-mailing me at or by writing them down and giving me your responses in class.

1. Name the artist and the song name.
2. List the instruments you hear.
3. Is it a solo, duet, small group or large group?
4. What does this song remind you of? (Sights, sounds, smells, etc.)
5a) Do you like this song?
5b) Please give a musical reason why or why not?