John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – 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 1930s–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) – the first being the most popular race record of 1949.
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- John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison - Baby Please Don't Gohttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cblfl.jpg2011-08-23T23:00:00ZJohn Lee Hooker and Van Morrison perform Baby Please Don't Go in Louisiana, from the 1992 Arena documentary on Van Morrison, One Irish Rover.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00k0c6ySelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison - Baby Please Don't Go