jump to navigation

This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… John Lee Hooker June 29, 2013

Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....
trackback

Mid 80s and this small old man, John Lee Hooker appears on my musical horizon…  He was just coolness personified. The hat, the suit, the tapping feet providing all the percussion needed. The cheeky sounding voice half saying, half singing the lyrics to a chiming guitar line. He was class and I loved him.
He appeared and sang in “The Blues Brothers” (clip below) and the same song was also used for a Levi’s ad. He recorded over 100 albums

The John Lee Hooker Website is well worth a visit…

Born near Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1917 to a sharecropper family, John Lee Hooker was one of the last links to the blues of the deep South. He moved to Detroit in the early 1940’s and by 1948 had scored his first number-one jukebox hit and million-seller, “Boogie Chillun.” Other hits soon followed, “I’m In The Mood,” “Crawling Kingsnake,” and “Boom Boom” among the biggest. During the 1950s and ’60s, Vee Jay Records released a remarkable string of more than 100 of John Lee’s songs.





Comments»

1. WorldbyStorm - June 29, 2013

An incredible talent. He just inhabits those tracks, seemingly effortless but the work of a lifetime.

Like

2. Tawdy - June 29, 2013

NIIIIIICCCCCEEEEE, lovely music!!!!!

Like

3. 6to5against - June 29, 2013

great choice! I saw him once in an open air festival in san francisco.

He played less than an hour with no encore, but it was all pure class.

Like

4. Happy BornDay John Lee Hooker | Moorbey'z Blog - August 22, 2014

[…] This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… John Lee Hooker […]

Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: