There's no Henry at Henry's Swing Club. The name comes from a 1947 John Lee Hooker song called "Boogie Chillen'" about a blues club in Detroit.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Mike Osborn – In The Dog House (Je Gagne MOB-CD-02) Not to be confused with the Michael Osborn who played guitar for John Lee Hooker’s Coast to Coast Blues Band back in the 80s, this Mike Osborn was born in Illinois but is also a California based guitarist, though with more of a blues-rock approach […]
Buddy Guy with Matt Andersen The Space at Westbury Westbury, NY November 18, 2014Buddy Guy is a national treasure. The blues titan is one of the last remaining links to the Chess Brothers, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Guitar Slim, Little Walter and Willie Dixon. Whether it is the Chi...
When John Lee Hooker speaks, you'd better listen -- even if you're the federal government.
Another unearthed gem off Dylan's forthcoming Basement Tapes collection.
"You knocks me out, right offa my feet."
YES. Give me that delicious old-school blues, courtesy of John Lee Hooker (1917-2001), who is immortal thanks to the music he wrote and performed. John Lee Hooker is renowned enough that his presence on Forgotify is an unexpected, though a very pleasant, surprise. Show More Summary
The Voodoo Sheiks - Borrowed & New (Self-release) There is plenty of up tempo R& B on this album, with a penchant for Dr Feelgood, ZZ Top and John Lee Hooker. The band are Slowburner Dave on guitar, harp and vocals, Adrian Thomas on guitar, Andy Pullin on bass and John Coombes on drums. The first […]
One bourbon, one scotch and one beer sounds like the a perfect remedy to a long day of work followed by trudging home through the snow. [ more › ]
Van Morrison and John Lee Hooker -- Gloria, at the Beacon Theater, 1989.
Vieux Farka Toure - Mon Pays (Six Degrees) The late singer and guitarist Ali Farka Touré was a big John Lee Hooker fan and blended the ‘Boogie Man’s’ style with the traditional music of his own country, Mali, in West Africa – which has ancestral ties with the blues, though Ali’s music was certainly not “the […]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Mos Def, Talib Kweli Song: Roots Manuva - Witness (Benji Boko's Blues Cut) [download here] What's so good? For the past few nights I’ve been diving into a lot of John Lee Hooker, so thisShow More Summary
Show Notes: An eclectic mix show lined up for this Memorial Day Weekend. On deck today are a few Memorial Day songs (Decoration Day), a few tornado songs, twin spins of John Lee Hooker and Johnny Fuller as well, some interesting pre-war and post-war blues obscurities and lots more. Like many folks I was transfixed [...]
Iconic bluesman Charlie Musselwhite has been belting out the blues on his harmonica since the 1960s. He has played the blues with the best of them, but in a guest appearance on a John Lee Hooker album in 1997, he met Ben Harper. It may have taken 16 years to finally get these two together [...] Advertise here with BSA
John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana — Chill Out (Things Gonna Change) Some great news, pups...Carlos Santana Reuniting Original Santana Band for New Album
I had never heard Slim Harpo's version of "Boogie Chillun" till this morning. It's city as a mofo and I LOVE IT... but, it's a John Lee Hooker song, THE FIRST John Lee Hooker song I ever heard; the weight of THIS SONG runs deep for me. Show More Summary
MVD Visual has made available a 1974 Cable TV broadcast of an afternoon performance by John Lee Hooker and the Coast to Coast Blues Band, Cook With The Hook: Live in 1974. from a city landfill in Gardner, Massachusetts as the King of the Boogie was appearing in the area. Show More Summary
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Editor's Note: These are the unedited notes and thoughts of a European trader. One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer -- John Lee Hooker 1966 Mild Risk On mood to open Europe after the last two day of gains. US closed near their highs Asia eventually succumbed as well to the party mood (which didn't hinder a new low of 0.74% in JGBs). Show More Summary
When is an album greater than the sum of it’s parts? When you take 4 established front men, put them in a room together and have them record 10 covers of everyone from John Lee Hooker to Gary U.S. Bonds and the MC5 in their own way. Meet The Cut In The Hill Gang. The [...]