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Celebrating 23 years and over 4,500 performances, Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats have carved out a special place in the St. Louis music scene by mixing original Rock and Roll, early Rhythm and Blues, Swing, and Southern New Orleans style grooves.

Hudson Harkins was born in, and lived the first four decades of his life in Austin, Texas. In 1994, after years of touring, he decided to move to St. Louis with long-time guitarist John Logan. Mixing the musical stylings of both these great music towns is the key to the band’s long success. They are a favorite of many music and dance fans, both young and old.

Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats are a trio that features a singing drummer up front, guitar, and bass.  They are well-known for their ability to adapt to a variety of client situations. Piano and brass can easily be added to the mix, as well as female vocals.  Start the evening with quiet swingin’, groovin’ instrumentals during dinner or cocktails, and transition into an evening of dancing to your favorite songs from the past. The band also performs many originals that are not showcased at social events, but are heavily requested at venues such as outdoor concerts and night clubs .

With experience, expertise, and class, Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats will help to make your event a success.

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Partial Song list

  • Original Rock and Roll

  • Rip it Up
  • Jail House Rock
  • Little Sister
  • Hound Dog
  • Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin on
  • Great Balls O’ Fire
  • Wine Spo de Odie Drinkin’ Wine
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Boppin the Blues
  • Do You Wanna Dance
  • Rock this Joint
  • Who Do You Love
  • Sweet Little Sixteen
  • Nadine
  • You Never Can Tell
  • Johnnie B Goode
  • Little Queenie
  • Be Bop a Lula
  • My Gal is Red Hot
  • That’ll Be the Day
  • 20 Flight Rock
  • Shake Rattle and Roll
  • Shake your Money Maker
  • The Train Keeps Rollin’ All Night Long
  • Rockin’ Robin
  • Suzy Q
  • C’mon Let’s Go Little Darlin’
  • Strat Cat Strut
  • Get a Rhythm
  • On the Easy Side

  • You Send Me
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Since I Met you Baby
  • I Get a Kick Out of You
  • Our Love is Here to Stay
  • My Girl
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • What a Wonderful World
  • At Last
  • That’s Amore
  • Tell it Like It Is
  • Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
  • Makin’ Whoopie
  • Alright OK You Win
  • Early Rhythm and Blues

  • Barefootin’
  • Let the Good Times Roll
  • Walkin the Dog
  • Hey ,Hey Baby, I Wanna Know if You’ll be
  • Wang Dang Doodle
  • Saint Louis Blues
  • Ooh Poo Pa Doo
  • Can I Change My Mind
  • Use Me Up
  • Snatch it Back
  • Fever
  • Messin’ with the Kid
  • Have Mercy
  • I Got a Woman
  • Hang on Sloopy
  • Iko Iko
  • Little Bitty Bit of your Love
  • Stand By Me
  • Hi Heeled Sneakers
  • Doin the Hand Jive
  • Bring it on Home to Me
  • Ready Willin’ and Able
  • Cross Cut Saw
  • Sittin on the Dock of the Bay
  • Don’t You Lie to Me
  • Rock Me Baby
  • The Thrill is Gone
  • Just the Two of Us, You and I
  • I Just Wanna Make Love to You
  • Big Boss Man
  • I Ain’t got No Home, I’m a Lonely Boy
  • Jump Jive and Wail
  • It Shoulda Been Me
  • Linda Lou
  • Polk Salad Annie
  • I Ain’t Drunk, I’m Just Drinkin’
  • Ain’t too proud to Beg
  • Hot lil Mama
  • I Woke Up This Mornin’
  • The Thrill is Gone
  • One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
  • Groovin’ on a Sunday Afternoon
  • Can I Change My Mind
  • When the Saints Go Marching IN
  • Who  Do You Love
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