Rick Derringer - Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo (live)

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"Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" is a rock song written by Rick Derringer. It was first recorded in 1970 by Johnny Winter And, Johnny Winter's band from 1970–71, of which Derringer was a member. In 1973, Derringer recorded a solo version and it became his only Top 40 chart hit as a solo artist, peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 23. Both Winter and Derringer have recorded multiple live versions of the song, and several other artists have recorded covers.

Rick Derringer recorded the song for his 1973 solo debut album All American Boy. Derringer's version became a staple of 1970s rock music compilations and classic rock radio. Derringer subsequently recorded several live versions of the "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" over the years. In 2012, Derringer recorded and released a new version of the song with lyrics reflecting his Christian beliefs. Titled "Read the Word and Live It Too," the song also credited a "Big D" for the rapped verses. Derringer's version has appeared in several films, including The Spirit of '76 (1990), Rush (1991), Dazed and Confused (1993), Stag (1997), and What a Girl Wants (2003).
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