Hoochie-Coochie Man and
Mannish Boy Riffs
One of Muddy Water’s greatest hits was Mannish Boy. Another similar song was Hoochie-Coochie Man. These are called stomps because of their heavy, on-the-beat, foot stomping rythms. Mannish Boy has no chord progression at all and stays in the I chord throught the entire song. Hoochie-Coochie man stays in the I, but has a V-IV-I-V type turn-around. They both use a repeated riff. There are two basic ways of playing the riffs. The first is the most common.
Repeat this for each bar of the blues.
The three hole draw is sometimes left out and sometimes given a little bend for color.
The alternative is lower down and uses the fill 2 hole draw bend. You must have a deep, full 2 draw bend to make this work.
Play this clean or play it sloppy, It always sounds good. (This is my favorite harp lick.)