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John Lee Hooker

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John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917June 21, 2001) was an influential American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter born in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

From a musical family, he is a cousin of Earl Hooker.

Hooker's recording career began in 1948 with the hit single, "Boogie Chillen."

Though he stuttered in his normal speech, he performed in a half-spoken style that became his trademark. Rhythmically, his music was free, a property common with early acoustic Delta blues musicians. 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.

He maintained a solo career, popular with blues aficionados and folk music fans of the early 1960s and crossed over to white audiences, giving an early opportunity to the young Bob Dylan.

He appeared and sang in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers.

In 1989 he joined with a number of musicians, including Keith Richards and Carlos Santana to record The Healer, which won a Grammy award — one of many awards.

He fell ill just before a tour of Europe in 2001 and died soon afterwards.

Hooker recorded over 100 albums and lived the last years of his life in San Francisco, where he licensed a nightclub to use the name Boom Boom Room, after one of his hits.

Among his many awards, John Lee 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 Chillun" and "Boom Boom" were named to the list of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Contents

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.)

Discography

Albums

  • 1959 - Folk Blues
  • 1959 - House Of The Blues
  • 1959 - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker
  • 1960 - Blues Man
  • 1960 - I'm John Lee Hooker
  • 1960 - That's My Story
  • 1960 - Travelin'
  • 1961 - John Lee Hooker Sing The Blues
  • 1961 - Plays And Sings The Blues
  • 1961 - The Folk Lore of John Lee Hooker
  • 1962 - Burnin'
  • 1962 - Drifting the Blues
  • 1962 - The Blues
  • 1962 - Tupelo Blues
  • 1963 - Don't Turn Me from Your Door: John Lee Hooker Sings His Blues
  • 1964 - Burning Hell
  • 1964 - Great Blues Sounds
  • 1964 - I Want to Shout the Blues
  • 1964 - The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker
  • 1964 - The Great John Lee Hooker (Japan only)
  • 1965 - Hooker & The Hogs
  • 1966 - It Serves You Right to Suffer
  • 1966 - The Real Folk Blues
  • 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 - Detroit Special
  • 1972 - Live At Soledad Prison
  • 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)
  • 1987 - Jealous
  • 1988 - Trouble Blues
  • 1989 - Highway Of Blues
  • 1989 - John Lee Hooker's 40th Anniversary Album
  • 1989 - The Detroit Lion
  • 1989 - The Healer
  • 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
  • 1993 - Nothing But The 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
  • 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
  • 2002 - Live At Newport
  • 2003 - Face to Face
  • 2003 - Burning Hell (Our World)
  • 2003 - Rock With Me
  • 2004 - Jack O' Diamonds

Compilations

  • 1974 - Mad Man Blues (Chess 1951-1966)
  • 1989 - The Hook: 20 Years of Hits
  • 1991 - Hobo Blues
  • 1991 - The Chess Masters
  • 1991 - The Complete Chess Folk Blues Sessions
  • 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 - The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948-1954
  • 1994 - Blues Collection
  • 1994 - John Lee Hooker (LaserLight)
  • 1994 - The Early Years
  • 1994 - Wandering 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 Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues
  • 2002 - Timeless Collection
  • 2003 - Blues Kingpins
  • 2003 - Boogie Man
  • 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]

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