Hoo Doo Blues

Composers: Otis Hicks & Jerry West         Original performer: Lightnin' Slim (1958)      
Recording date:
December 2015 & April 2016
Recording locations: British Grove Studios, London, England; The Parlour Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA;
& Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was
& The Glimmer Twins     Chief engineer: Krish Sharma
Never performed onstage


Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Slide electric guitar: Ron Wood
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
Piano: Chuck Leavell
Wurlitzer piano: Matt Clifford
Percussion: Jim Keltner

Now when your woman acting funny
Begin to run around
You better get you somebody
Put her down

But let her go
Just as quick as you can
You know that hoodoo girl
She is a hoodoo the hoodoo man

You know my woman got me on a wonder
Something I can't understand
Now I look at her running with some
Other man

After all
I did everything in the world I can
You know that hoodoo girl
She a hoodoo the hoodoo man

You know, she take all my money
Spend it all over town
When I want to love her now
She can't be found

I walk and cry
Drying tears away with my hand
You know that hoodoo girl
She a hoodoo the hoodoo man



I've always liked Lightnin' Slim's Hoo Doo Blues. Although the song's been around in many different versions, it's not particularly well known in this style.

- Mick Jagger, October 2016

I'm not sure everyone knew all these songs... Hoo Doo Blues, for instance, I don't think Ronnie was terribly familiar with that.

- Mick Jagger, October 2016

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