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John Lee Hooker

Crawling King Snake

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John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born near Clarksdale, Mississippi. Hooker began his life as the son of a sharecropper, William Hooker, and rose to prominence performing his own unique style of what was originally closest to Delta blues. He developed a ‘talking blues’ style that was his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta blues, his music was metrically free. John Lee Hooker could be said to embody his own unique genre of the blues, often incorporating the boogie-woogie piano style and a driving rhythm into his masterful and idiosyncratic blues guitar and singing. His best known songs include “Boogie Chillen’“ (1948), “I’m in the Mood” (1951) and “Boom Boom” (1962), the first two... Read on...

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More songs by John Lee Hooker (See Charts): Boogie Chillen, Hobo Blues, It'S You I Love Baby, Goin' To Louisiana, I Believe I'Ll Go Back Home, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, Weeping Willow Boogie, Healer, I'M In The Mood, and Dimpless.

Popular in Blues (See Charts): The Voice, A Million Miles Away, Piece Of My Heart, Wedding Bell Blues (Will You Marry Me Bill), Innocent When You Dream, The Thrill Is Gone, Wooden Heart, Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me), Man Of The World, and Learnin' The Blues.

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