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Encyclopedia > John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker at the Long Beach Blues Festival, 1997
Background information
Born August 22, 1917(1917-08-22)
Origin Flag of the United States Coahoma County, Mississippi
Died June 21, 2001 (aged 83)
Genre(s) Electric blues
Delta blues
Country blues
Detroit blues
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter, guitarist
Years active 1948-2001
Label(s) Vee-Jay, Chess Records and others
Associated
acts
Canned Heat
Website johnleehooker.com
Notable instrument(s)
Epiphone Sheraton
Epiphone Sheraton II

John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917June 21, 2001) was an influential American post-war blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter born in Coahoma County near Clarksdale, Mississippi. From a musical family, he was a cousin of Earl Hooker. John was also influenced by his stepfather, a local blues guitarist, who learned in Shreveport, Louisiana to play a droning, one-chord blues that was strikingly different from the Delta blues of the time.[1] John developed a half-spoken style that was his trademark. Though, similar to the early Delta blues, his music was rhythmically free. His best known songs include "Boogie Chillen" (1948) and "Boom Boom" (1962). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 571 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 714 pixel, file size: 110 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by Masahiro Sumori File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Long Beach Blues Festival, in Long Beach, California, is one of the largest and 2nd oldest Blues festivals on the West Coast (1st being the San Francisco Blues Festival). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Coahoma County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The electric blues is a type of blues music distinguished by the amplification of the guitar, the bass guitar , and/or the harmonica. ... Delta blues are named for the Mississippi Delta. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Detroit blues is blues music played by musicians resident in Detroit, Michigan, particularly that played in the 1940s and 50s. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Categories: Record labels | Stub ... The Chess Records logo, as featured on this Memphis Slim single. ... Canned Heat is a blues-rock/boogie band that formed in Los Angeles in 1965. ... The Epiphone Sheraton is a thinline semi-hollow body electric guitar. ... The Epiphone Sheraton is a thinline semi-hollow body electric guitar. ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This article should be transwikied to wiktionary The term post-war is generally used for the period after the end of World War II, i. ... “Blues music” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Coahoma County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. ... Earl Hooker (January 15, 1929 – April 21, 1970) was an African American blues guitarist. ... : Port City , River City , Rachet City : The Next Great City of the South United States Louisiana Caddo 117. ... Delta blues are named for the Mississippi Delta. ... John Lee Hooker on Hastings Street. ... Boom Boom is a song written and performed by John Lee Hooker. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Hooker was born on 22 August 1917[2] in Coahoma County near Clarksdale, Mississippi,[1] the youngest of the eleven children of William Hooker (1871–1923), a sharecropper and a Baptist preacher, and Minnie Ramsey (1875-?). Hooker and his siblings were home-schooled. They were permitted to listen only to religious songs, with his earliest musical exposure being the spirituals sung in church. In 1921, his parents separated. The next year, his mother married William Moore, a blues singer who provided John's first introduction to the guitar (and whom John would later credit for his distinctive playing style).[3] The year after that (1923), John's natural father died; and at age 15, John ran away from home, never to see his mother and step-father again.[4] is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Coahoma County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. ... Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. ...


Throughout the 1930s, Hooker lived in Memphis where he worked on Beale Street and occasionally performed at house parties.[1] He worked in factories in various cities during World War II, drifting until he found himself in Detroit in 1948 working at Ford Motor Company. He felt right at home near the blues venues and saloons on Hastings Street, the heart of black entertainment on Detroit's east side. In a city noted for its piano players, guitar players were scarce. Performing in Detroit clubs, his popularity grew quickly, and seeking a louder instrument than his crude acoustic guitar, he bought his first electric guitar.[5] For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Beale Street is a street in Memphis, Tennessee and a significant location in African-American history and the history of the blues. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... “Ford” redirects here. ... An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ...


Career

Hooker's recording career began in 1948 when his agent placed a demo tape, made by Hooker, with the Bihari brothers, owners of the Modern Records label. The company initially released an up-tempo number, "Boogie Chillen", which became Hooker's first hit single.[1] Though they were not songwriters, the Biharis often purchased or claimed co-authorship of songs that appeared on their labels, thus securing songwriting royalties for themselves, in addition to their streams of income . The Bihari Brothers, Jules, Joe, Lester and Saul, were American music entreprneurs and the founders of Modern Records and its subsidiaries. ... Modern Record was a record label formed in 1945 by Jules, Saul, Lester and Joe Bidhari. ... John Lee Hooker on Hastings Street. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Sometimes these songs were older tunes renamed (B.B.King's "Rock Me Baby"), anonymous jams ("B.B.'s Boogie") or songs by employees (bandleader Vince Weaver). The Biharis used a number of pseudonyms for songwriting credits: Jules was credited as Jules Taub; Joe as Joe Josea; and Sam as Sam Ling. One song by John Lee Hooker, "Down Child" is solely credited to "Taub", with Hooker receiving no credit for the song whatsoever. Another, "Turn Over a New Leaf" is credited to Hooker and "Ling". Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... A pseudonym (Greek: , pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons legal name. ...


Despite being illiterate, Hooker was a prolific lyricist. In addition to adapting the occasionally traditional blues lyric (such as "if I was chief of police, I would run her right out of town"), he freely invented many of his songs from scratch. Recording studios in the 1950s rarely paid black musicians more than a pittance, so Hooker would spend the night wandering from studio to studio, coming up with new songs or variations on his songs for each studio. Due to his recording contract, he would record these songs under obvious pseudonyms such as "John Lee Booker", "Johnny Hooker", or Recordings, 1948-1952</ref> Literacy is the ability to use text to communicate across space and time. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A pseudonym (Greek: , pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons legal name. ...


His early solo songs were recorded under Bernie Besman. John Lee Hooker rarely played on a standard beat, changing tempo to fit the needs of the song. This made it nearly impossible to add backing tracks. As a result, Besman would record Hooker, in addition to playing guitar and singing, stomping along with the music on a wooden palette.[6] The first two measures of Mozarts Sonata XI, which indicates the tempo as Andante grazioso and a modern editors metronome marking: = 120. “Andante” redirects here. ... The TS9 Tubescreamer from Ibanez, a popular stomp box adding vacuum tube-like distortion to the output signal from electric instruments. ...


He appeared and sang in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers. Due to Hooker's improvisatory style, his performance was filmed and sound-recorded live at the scene at Chicago's Maxwell Street Market, in contrast to the usual "playback" technique used in most film musicals [7]. Hooker was also a direct influence in the look of John Belushi's character Jake Blues, borrowing his trademark sunglasses and soul patch. The Blues Brothers is a 1980 musical comedy directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from a Saturday Night Live musical sketch. ... John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an Emmy Award-winning American comedian, actor and musician, notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House and The Blues Brothers. ... American musician Steve Vai with a soul patch. ...


In 1989, he joined with a number of musicians, including Keith Richards, Carlos Santana and Bonnie Raitt to record The Healer, for which he and Bonnie Raitt won a Grammy award. Hooker recorded several songs with Van Morrison, including "Never Get Out of These Blues Alive", "The Healing Game" and "I Cover the Waterfront". He also appeared on stage with Van Morrison several times, some of which was released on the live album A Night in San Francisco. The same year he appeared as the title character on Pete Townshend's The Iron Man: A Musical. Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English guitarist, songwriter, singer and a founding member of The Rolling Stones in 1962. ... Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947), is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-born American Latin rock musician and guitarist. ... Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... The Healer is a blues album by John Lee Hooker, released in 1989. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... A Night in San Francisco is a live album by Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1994. ... Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer. ...


Hooker recorded over 100 albums. He lived the last years of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area, where, in 1997, he opened a nightclub called "John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room", after one of his hits.[8] USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ...


He fell ill just before a tour of Europe in 2001 and died soon afterwards at the age of 83. The last song Hooker recorded before his death, is "Ali D'Oro", a collaboration with the Italian soul singer Zucchero, in which Hooker sang the chorus "I lay down with an angel". He was survived by eight children, nineteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a nephew. Adelmo Fornaciari (born September 25, 1955), more commonly known by his stage name Zucchero, is an Italian rock singer. ...


Among his many awards, Hooker has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 1991 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Two of his songs, "Boogie Chillen" and "Boom Boom" were named to the list of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. "Boogie Chillen" was included as one of the Songs of the Century. He was also inducted in 1980 into the Blues Hall of Fame. In 2000, Hooker was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll is based on the permanent exhibit of the same name. ... The Songs of the Century list is part of an education project by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Endowment for the Arts, and Scholastic Inc. ... The Blues Hall of Fame is a listing of people who have significantly contributed to blues music. ... The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and...


Music

Hooker's guitar playing is closely aligned with piano Boogie Woogie. He would play the walking bass pattern with his thumb, stopping to emphasize the end of a line with a series of trills, done by rapid hammer-ons and pull-offs. The songs that most epitomize his early sound are "Boogie Chillen", about being 17 and wanting to go out to dance at the Boogie clubs, "Baby Please Don't Go", a more typical blues song, summed up by its title, and "Tupelo", a stunningly sad song about the flooding of Tupelo, Mississippi. Boogie-woogie is a style of piano-based blues that became very popular in the late 1930s and early 1940s, and was extended from piano, to three pianos at once, guitar, big band, and country and western music, and even gospel. ... The trill is a musical ornament consisting of a rapid alternation between two adjacent notes of a scale (compare mordent and tremolo). ... Hammer-on is a stringed instrument playing technique performed (especially on guitar) by sharply bringing a fretting-hand finger down on the fingerboard behind a fret, causing a note to sound. ... A pull-off is a stringed-instrument playing technique performed (usually on an electric guitar) by pulling a fretting finger off the fingerboard. ... Tupelo (IPA: [tu:pəlo]) is the largest city and county seat within Lee County, Mississippi. ...


He maintained a solo career, popular with blues and folk music fans of the early 1960s and crossed over to white audiences, giving an early opportunity to the young Bob Dylan. As he got older, he added more and more people to his band, changing his live show from simply Hooker with his guitar to a large band, with Hooker singing. “Blues music” redirects here. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... This article is about the recording artist. ...


His vocal phrasing was less closely tied to specific bars than most blues singers'. This casual, rambling style had been gradually diminishing with the onset of electric blues bands from Chicago but, even when not playing solo, Hooker retained it in his sound. The electric blues is a type of blues music distinguished by the amplification of the guitar, the bass guitar , and/or the harmonica. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


Though Hooker lived in Detroit during most of his career, he is not associated with the Chicago-style blues prevalent in large northern cities, as much as he is with the southern rural blues styles, known as delta blues, country blues, folk blues, or "front porch blues". His use of an electric guitar tied together the Delta blues with the emerging post-war electric blues.[9] Delta blues are named for the Mississippi Delta. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Country blues (also folk blues, rural blues, or downhome blues) refers to all the acoustic, guitar-driven forms of the blues. ...


His songs have been covered by MC5, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Animals, R.L. Burnside, the J. Geils Band and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. One of his later songs, "Harry's Philosophy", was heavily sampled by acid jazz DJ St. Germain for use on the song "Sure Thing", off St. Germain's album Tourist. MC5 (short for Motor City Five) was a hard rock band formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1964 and active until 1972. ... This page is about the rock band. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Not to be confused with Yard Birds. ... The US edition of The Animals self-titled debut album. ... R. L. Burnside (b. ... The J. Geils Band was an American music group formed 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts that had a successful blues-rock/R&B-influenced sound in the 1970s, before moving towards a more pop-influenced sound in the 1980s, which brought them MTV airplay and their 1982 international hit single Centerfold... The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (sometimes abbreviated JSBX) is a New York based band, made up of members Jon Spencer (vocals, guitar), Judah Bauer (guitar) and Russell Simins (drums). ... Acid jazz (sometimes groove jazz) is a musical genre that combines jazz influences with elements of soul music, funk, disco and hip hop. ... Saint Germain is the stage name of Ludovic Navarre, a French electronica and nu jazz musican. ... Tourist is the 2000 album by Ludovic Navarre (who uses the stage name St. ...


Awards and recognition

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The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album has been awarded since 1983. ... Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American Blues-R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals has been awarded since 1995. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll is based on the permanent exhibit of the same name. ... The Songs of the Century list is part of an education project by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Endowment for the Arts, and Scholastic Inc. ...

Quotes

  • "It don't take me no three days to record no album." (during the recording of the double album Hooker 'N Heat with Canned Heat.)
  • "I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks." (when describing his own music in an article from The Daily News, Atlanta, Ga. 1992)

Canned Heat is a blues-rock/boogie band that formed in Los Angeles in 1965. ...

Discography

Singles

Hooker issued a large number of singles, with over 100 releases by 1960.[10]


Albums

  • 1959 - How Long Blues (released on United)
  • 1959 - I'm John Lee Hooker (Vee Jay Records)
  • 1959 - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (Riverside Records)
  • 1959 - Burning Hell (Riverside)
  • 1960 - Travelin' (Vee Jay Records)
  • 1960 - That's My Story (Riverside)
  • 1960 - House Of The Blues (Chess Records)
  • 1960 - Blues Man
  • 1960 - The Blues (Crown Records)
  • 1960 - John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues (King Records)
  • 1961 - I'm John Lee Hooker (Galaxy Records)
  • 1961 - Plays And Sings The Blues (Chess)
  • 1961 - The Folk Lore of John Lee Hooker (Vee Jay)
  • 1962 - John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues (Crown)
  • 1962 - Burnin' (Vee Jay)
  • 1962 - Live At Sugar Hill (Galaxy)
  • 1962 - Folk Blues (Crown)
  • 1962 - The Best of John Lee Hooker (Vee Jay)
  • 1962 - Drifting the Blues
  • 1962 - Tupelo Blues
  • 1963 - Don't Turn Me from Your Door: John Lee Hooker Sings His Blues (Atco Records)
  • 1963 - The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker (Vee Jay)
  • 1963 - John Lee Hooker On Campus (Vee Jay)
  • 1963 - The Great John Lee Hooker (Crown)
  • 1964 - John Lee Hooker At Newport (Vee Jay)
  • 1964 - Burning Hell
  • 1964 - Great Blues Sounds
  • 1964 - I Want to Shout the Blues
  • 1964 - The Great John Lee Hooker (Japan only)
  • 1965 - Hooker & The Hogs
  • 1966 - It Serves You Right to Suffer
  • 1966 - The Real Folk Blues (Chess)
  • 1967 - Live at Cafè Au Go-Go
  • 1968 - Hooked on Blues
  • 1969 - Get Back Home
  • 1969 - If You Miss'Im I Got'Im
  • 1969 - Simply The Truth
  • 1969 - That's Where It's At!
  • 1969 - Get Back Home (First Issue)
  • 1970 - If You Miss 'Im...I Got 'Im
  • 1970 - John Lee Hooker on the Waterfront
  • 1970 - Moanin' and Stompin' Blues
  • 1971 - Endless Boogie
  • 1971 - Goin' Down Highway 51
  • 1971 - Half A Stranger
  • 1971 - Hooker 'N' Heat/Infinite boogie
  • 1971 - I Feel Good
  • 1971 - Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive
  • 1972 - Live At Soledad Prison
  • 1973 - Born In Mississippi, Raised Up In Tennessee
  • 1974 - Free Beer And Chicken
  • 1974 - Mad Man Blues
  • 1976 - Alone
  • 1976 - In Person
  • 1977 - Black Snake
  • 1977 - Dusty Road
  • 1978 - The Cream
  • 1979 - Sad And Lonesome
  • 1980 - Everybody Rockin'
  • 1980 - Sittin' Here Thinkin'
  • 1981 - Hooker 'n' Heat (Recorded Live at the Fox Venice Theatre)
  • 1986 - Jealous
  • 1988 - Trouble Blues
  • 1989 - Highway Of Blues
  • 1989 - John Lee Hooker's 40th Anniversary Album
  • 1989 - The Detroit Lion
  • 1989 - The Healer
  • 1990 - The Hot Spot (Featuring Miles Davis)
  • 1990 - Don't You Remember Me
  • 1991 - More Real Folk Blues: The Missing Album
  • 1991 - Mr. Lucky
  • 1992 - Boom Boom
  • 1992 - This Is Hip
  • 1992 - Urban Blues
  • 1992 - Graveyard Blues
  • 1993 - Nothing But The Blues
  • 1993 - Everybody's Blues
  • 1994 - King of the Boogie
  • 1994 - Original Folk Blues...Plus
  • 1994 - Dimples (Classic Blues)
  • 1995 - Alternative Boogie: Early Studio Recordings, 1948-1952
  • 1995 - Chill Out
  • 1995 - Whiskey & Wimmen
  • 1995 - Blues for Big Town
  • 1996 - Moanin' the Blues (Eclipse)
  • 1996 - Alone: The First Concert
  • 1997 - Don't Look Back
  • 1997 - Alone: The Second Concert
  • 1998 - Black Man Blues
  • 2000 - On Campus
  • 2001 - Concert at Newport
  • 2001 - The Cream (Re-issue)
  • 2001 - The Real Blues: Live in Houston 1979
  • 2001 - House Rent Boogie
  • 2002 - Live at Newport
  • 2003 - Face to Face
  • 2003 - Burning Hell (Our World)
  • 2003 - Rock With Me
  • 2004 - Jack O' Diamonds: The 1949 Recordings

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Compilations

  • 1964 - The Great Blues Sounds of John Lee Hooker (United)
  • 1964 - Original Folk Blues (United)
  • 1965 - The Real Blues (Tradition/Riverside)
  • 1972 - Blues Originals Volume 5 - Detroit Special (Atlantic)
  • 1974 - Mad Man Blues (Chess 1951-1966)
  • 1987 - Don't Look Back
  • 1989 - The Hook: 20 Years of Hits
  • 1989 - The Boogie Chillen Man
  • 1991 - Hobo Blues
  • 1991 - The Chess Masters
  • 1991 - The Complete Chess Folk Blues Sessions (The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues)
  • 1991 - The Ultimate Collection 1948-1990
  • 1992 - Best Of: 1965-1974
  • 1992 - The Ultimate Collection (Universal)
  • 1992 - The Vee-Jay Years, 1955 - 1964
  • 1993 - Boom Boom (UK only)
  • 1993 - Boogie Man
  • 1993 - The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948-1954
  • 1994 - Blues Collection (Boogie Man)
  • 1994 - John Lee Hooker (LaserLight)
  • 1994 - The Early Years
  • 1994 - Wandering Blues
  • 1995 - Red Blooded Blues
  • 1995 - The Very Best Of
  • 1996 - Blues Legend
  • 1996 - Live at Cafe au Go-Go (and Soledad Prison)
  • 1997 - His Best Chess Sides
  • 1997 - Live In Concert
  • 1997 - The Essential Collection
  • 1998 - The Best of Friends
  • 1998 - The Complete 50's Chess Recordings
  • 1999 - Best of John Lee Hooker: 20th Century Masters
  • 1999 - This Is Hip [The Best Of]
  • 2000 - The Definitive Collection
  • 2001 - Born With The Blues
  • 2001 - Gold Collection
  • 2001 - Legendary Blues Recordings: John Lee Hooker
  • 2002 - Blues Before Sunrise
  • 2002 - The Complete - Vol. 1 [Body & Soul]
  • 2002 - The Complete - Vol. 2 [Body & Soul]
  • 2002 - The Complete - Vol. 3 [Body & Soul]
  • 2002 - The Complete - Vol. 4 [Body & Soul]
  • 2002 - The Classic Early Years 1948-51 (UK, London's JSP Records,4CD's)
  • 2002 - The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues
  • 2002 - Timeless Collection
  • 2003 - Blues Kingpins
  • 2003 - Final Recordings, Vol. 1: Face to Face
  • 2003 - The Collection 1948-52
  • 2004 - Don't Look Back: Complete Blues
  • 2004 - The Complete - Vol. 5 [Body & Soul]
  • 2005 - The Complete - Vol. 6 [Body & Soul]
  • 2005 - The Early Years - Vol. 1
  • 2006 - Hooker (4CD Box-set covering his whole career)

Original Folk Blues is the first album by blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Lee Hooker, it was recorded between 1948-1954 and released in 1954. ... The Ultimate Collection (1948-1990) is a 1991 album by John Lee Hooker. ... The Real Folk Blues can refer to: A 1966 album by John Lee Hooker. ...

See also

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Bibliography

  • Boogie Man: Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American 20th Century, by Charles Shaar Murray, ISBN 0-14-016890-7.
  • "John Lee Hooker - That's my story" Documentary by Jörg Bundschuh

Charles Shaar Murray is an English music journalist. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d Palmer, Robert (1982). Deep Blues. United States: Penguin Books, p. 242-243. ISBN 0-14-006223-8. 
  2. ^ There is some debate as to the year of Hooker's birth. 1915, 1917, 1920, and 1923 have all been given.(Boogie Man, p. 22) 1917 is the one most commonly cited, although Hooker himself claimed, at times, 1920, which would have made him "the same age as the recorded blues" (p. 59)
  3. ^ Conversation with the Blues CD Included By Paul Oliver, p. 188
    See also: Guitar Facts By Bennett Joe, Trevor Curwen, Cliff Douse, Joe Bennett, p. 76
  4. ^ Boogie Man p.43
  5. ^ Wogan, Terry (1984). Shoes Off the Record. New York, N.Y.: Da Capo Press, p. 116-118. ISBN 0-306-80321-6. 
  6. ^ Boogie Man p. 121
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080455/trivia
  8. ^ "Discovering the Blues of John Lee Hooker" Adapted from: Blues For Dummies, by Lonnie Brooks, Cub Koda, Wayne Baker Brooks, Dan Aykroyd, ISBN 0-7645-5080-2, August 1998
  9. ^ http://www.rhino.com/RZine/StoryKeeper.lasso?StoryID=203
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