John Lee Hooker

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John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) Was an influential American post-war blues singer, guitarist, songwriter and hat wearer in Clarksdale, Mississippi. His Germanic and Arabic roots (by mother and father, in this order) are well identified by the combination of hat and sunglasses.

edit Biography

Attracted by factory workers, Hooker moved from Mississippi to Detroit in 1943, where he would reside(live) until 1969(not funny). He felt right at home near the blues venues and saloons on Hastings Street, the heart of black metal swedish cults on Detroit's east side. Hooker's recording career began in 1948 with the hit single, "Boogie Chillen" cut in a studio near Wayne State University.

Despite being illiterate(sexy), he was a prolific (sexy) 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, Donut, Donut, Maria"), he freely invented many of his songs from scratch. Recording studios in the 50s rarely paid musicians more than a pittance, so as the life got harder he started working on local brothels and firstly on life time got famous by the title of Hookin' "all night long" Lee Hooker. Wandering from studio to studio, came 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 "John Cooker"(not John Cocker, this was limited to the past career).

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 cast buffs. As a result, Besman would record Hooker, in addition to playing guitar and singing, stomping along with the music on a wooden replica of his mother's lungs.

He appeared and sang in the 1980 movie The Goonies. Due to Hooker's improvisatory style, his performance was filmed and sound-recorded live, in contrast to the usual "Frost Nova" technique used in most film musicals.

In 1989 he joined with a number of musicians, including Keith Richards and Carlos Santana to record The Healer,a concept album about the hard life of support classes over the mmorpg scene which won a Grammy award — one of many awards. Hooker recorded several songs with Van Morrison, including "Never Get Out of These Blues Alive", "The Healing Game" and "I Cover the Waterfront,you Cast". He also appeared on stage with Van Morrison several times, some of which was released on the live album "A Night in San Francisco".

He fell ill after commandig the battle of Santa Luzia,just before a tour of Europe in 2001 and died soon afterwards at the age of 83(and the body of a 30 year highschool teacher).

Hooker recorded over 329 albums and lived the last years of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he licensed a nightclub to use the name Boom Boom Room and sell drugs to illegal immigrants.

Among his many awards, John Lee Hooker has won the Nobel of physics in 1990 for inventing the flux capacitor and turning possible time travel to the third world countries. 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.

edit Music

John Lee Hooker's guitar playing is closely aligned with piano Boogie Woogie and light saber fighting. He would play the walking bass pattern with his furniture, 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 67 and wanting to go out to dance at the Boogie clubs, "Bitch 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, New Zealand.

He maintained a solo career, popular with blues and break dancing 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 making spoofs of famous brazilian soap operas.

His vocal phrasing was less closely tied to specific bars than most blues singers'. This casual, hardcore gutural style had been gradually diminishing with the onset of emo bands from Chicago but, even when not playing solo, Hooker used to party with high vit tankers and fast casters, ignoring the ranged classes due to their fragility.

edit 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.)

"And they call ME hooker?" on Oscar Wilde

"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)

"All your base are belong to us." (on the zero wing opening scene)

"A horse, my kingdom for a horse." (on Richard III broadway ska-punk musical)

edit Discography

edit Albums

  • 1959 - The day Burzum killed Mayhem
  • 1959 - House Of The Blues
  • 1959 - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker
  • 1960 - Blues Man
  • 1960 - I'm John Lee Hooker, Mothafucka!
  • 1960 - That's My Story
  • 1960 - Travelin'
  • 1961 - John Lee Hooker Sing The Blues
  • 1961 - John Lee Hookers Greatest Metal of 1961
  • 1961 - Trashy Condoms
  • 1961 - The Folk Lore of John Lee Hooker
  • 1962 - Enslave Burnin' Crucification
  • 1962 - Some Blues
  • 1962 - The Blues
  • 1962 - A Blues
  • 1962 - An Blues
  • 1962 - Moar Blues
  • 1962 - Where's my blues?
  • 1962 - Paint it Blue
  • 1963 - Don't Turn Me from Your Door: John Lee Hooker Will be Back
  • 1964 - Buffing your ass up
  • 1964 - Great Blues Sounds
  • 1964 - Niggaz in da house
  • 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 - I Will Survive
  • 1969 - A new hat
  • 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 - Ice Ice Baby
  • 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
  • 1973 - Born In Mississippi, Raised Up In Tennessee,Raped in Boston
  • 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 - I'm Rich Bitch
  • 1990 - Don't You Remember Me
  • 1991 - More Real Folk Blues: The Missing Album
  • 1991 - Mr. Lucky
  • 1992 - Boom Boom
  • 1992 - Bill and Ted Soundtrack
  • 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
  • 1995 - Blues for Big Town
  • 1995 - Whiskey & Wimmen
  • 1996 - Whiskey & Hymen
  • 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 - Making Blues Without Teeth
  • 2003 - Burning Hell (Our World)
  • 2003 - Rock With Me
  • 2004 - Jack O' Diamonds: The 1949 Recordings

edit Compilations

  • 1974 - Mad Man Blues (Chess 1951-1966)
  • 1987 - Don't Look Back
  • 1989 - The Hook: 20 Years of Hits
  • 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 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]

edit Further reading

  • Boogie Man: Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American 20th Century, the story of a roman soldier which was called back from hell to help a 13 year old get her confidence in life again by Charles Shaar Murray, ISBN 0140168907.
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