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John Lee Hooker

Born 22 August 1917. Died 21 June 2001.
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John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison - Baby Please Don't Go

John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison perform Baby Please Don't Go in Louisiana.

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John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 ā€“ June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was born in Mississippi, the son of a sharecropper, and rose to prominence performing an electric guitar-style adaptation of Delta blues. Hooker often incorporated other elements, including talking blues and early North Mississippi Hill country blues. He developed his own driving-rhythm boogie style, distinct from the 1930sā€“1940s piano-derived boogie-woogie style. Some of his best known songs include "Boogie Chillen'" (1948), "Crawling King Snake" (1949), "Dimples" (1956), "Boom Boom" (1962), and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" (1966) ā€“ the first being the most popular race record of 1949.

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