John Lee Hooker
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1917-08-22
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John Lee Hooker

Biography

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. ...

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Biography

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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I Need Some Money
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I Need Some Money
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Big Legs, Tight Skirt
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Big Legs, Tight Skirt
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Teaching The Blues
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Teaching The Blues
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Hobo Blues
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Hobo Blues
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Dimples
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Dimples
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The Right Time
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The Right Time
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Think Twice Before You Go
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Think Twice Before You Go
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Women In My Life
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Women In My Life
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The Healer
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The Healer
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The Motor City is Burning
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The Motor City is Burning
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Shake It Baby
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Shake It Baby
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I'm Going Upstairs
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I'm Going Upstairs
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Bad Boy
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Bad Boy
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Gotta Boogie (Gonna Boogie)
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Gotta Boogie (Gonna Boogie)
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Hug and Squeeze You
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Hug and Squeeze You
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Black Snake
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Black Snake
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Crawling King Snake
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Crawling King Snake
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Love Blues
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Love Blues
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Whiskey and Wimmen
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Whiskey and Wimmen
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Tupelo Blues
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Tupelo Blues
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Spellbound
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Spellbound
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Blues Before Sunrise
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Blues Before Sunrise
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No Shoes
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No Shoes
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Whistle Done Blown
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Whistle Done Blown
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Thelma
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Thelma
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Goin' Mad Blues
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Goin' Mad Blues
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John Lee Hooker Biography

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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