John Lee Hooker



John Lee Hooker

Rating
Active
1943 to 2001
Born
August 22, 1917 in Mississippi
Died
June 21, 2001
Location
Coahoma, Mississippi, United States
Biography
John Lee Hooker (c. August 22, 1912 – June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The son of a sharecropper, he 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. 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).

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


The Complete Vol. 6 - Detroit/Miami 1953-1954

The Complete Vol. 6 - Detroit/Miami 1953-1954

John Lee Hooker November 19, 2017

45 Tracks

King of the Boogie

King of the Boogie

John Lee Hooker October 6, 2017

11 Tracks

Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker's Finest

Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker's Finest

John Lee Hooker March 17, 2017

15 Tracks

Alone, Vol. 1

Alone, Vol. 1

John Lee Hooker May 20, 2016

7 Tracks

Hook 'Em - Best of John Lee Hooker

Hook 'Em - Best of John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker May 4, 2015

48 Tracks

Best Of

Best Of

John Lee Hooker May 4, 2015

18 Tracks

The Folk Lore of John Lee Hooker

The Folk Lore of John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker December 16, 2014

11 Tracks

Hobo Blues

Hobo Blues

John Lee Hooker August 21, 2014

13 Tracks

Burnin'

Burnin'

John Lee Hooker May 5, 2014

10 Tracks

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