Video: 'Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man ( Chess 1954)'
(Thursday, January 7, 1954) — Muddy Waters recorded “Hoochie Coochie Man”, a blues standard written by Willie Dixon, today in Chicago. The song was ranked #225 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
(Saturday, January 2, 1954) — “Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)” by Eddie Fisher was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of eight consecutive weeks (January 2/9/16/23/30, February 6/13/20, 1954).
(Saturday, November 21, 1953) — “Rags to Riches” by Tony Bennett was the #1 song on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for the first of six weeks (November 21/28, December 5/12/19/26, 1953).
(Wednesday, November 4, 1953; during the First Indochina War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) – U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon made a front-line tour south of the Red River Delta in northern Vietnam today, saying he was impressed by the high morale of all the French Union troops and “the fact this is a rugged, rough war.”
(Monday, October 5, 1953) — The New York Yankees won the 1953 World Series today, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York, in the sixth and deciding game. It was the fifth consecutive World Series title for the Yankees (the most consecutive WS wins in history) and the 16th of a record 27 overall World Series championships for the team (1923-2009).
(Monday, October 5, 1953) — Earl Warren, a smiling, broad-shouldered Californian, was sworn in today as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States. He succeeded Fred M. Vinson, who died on Sept. 8, 1953, and was nominated by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower. Continue reading →