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Available Now For Record Store Day Black Friday, John Lee Hooker’s Black Night Is Falling: Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club, 2-LP Set

Available today, Record Store Day Black Friday, November 29th comes Black Night Is Falling: Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club. This 2-LP Collector’s Edition is limited to 4,000 copies and contains the previously unreleased, complete 17 minute, “Rock Steady” jam. The set also includes “Chicken And Gravy” which appears on no other John […]

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John Lee Hooker’s Tupelo Blues among David Bowie’s Top 25 Favorite Albums Of All Time

Note: Tupelo Blues is the UK version of The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker. It will come as little surprise that the great David Bowie had a vastly eclectic record collection. Way back in 2003 the Thin White Duke decided to rake through his 2,500 vinyl record collection to pick out some of his favourite […]

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Buddy Guy Talks About The First Song He Ever Learned, “Boogie Chillen'”

In an interview with Sirius XM, Buddy Guy speaks with Paul Shaffer about the first song he ever learned, “Boogie Chillen’.” Watch the video here: https://players.brightcove.net/5553822109001/B1uLav4tz_default/index.html?videoId=6093500054001

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John Lee Hooker And Son Shred The Yard At Soledad Prison

One of the coolest performances ever staged on the Central Coast happened on a warm summer afternoon in a prison yard, inside what is now known as the Correction Training Facility at Soledad. It was June 11, 1972, and John Lee Hooker had developed a deserving reputation as the consummate bluesman. He was the King […]

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John Lee Hooker’s Black Night Is Falling: Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club, To be Released For Record Store Day on Nov 29th!

Available exclusively on Black Friday, November 29th for Record Store Day, comes Black Night Is Falling: Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club.  This 2-LP Collector’s Edition is limited to  4,000 copies and contains the previously unreleased, complete 17 minute, “Rock Steady” jam. The set also includes “Chicken And Gravy” which appears on no other John Lee Hooker recording, […]

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August Is John Lee Hooker Month at the Delta Blues Museum

(CLARKSDALE, MS) – The month of August is just a couple of weeks away, and August is John Lee Hooker Month at the Delta Blues Museum here in Clarksdale, Mississippi! Whatever your expectation about the blues, John Lee Hooker first denied it and then surpassed it. He was born on August 22 out near Vance, […]

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John Lee Hooker To Be Inducted Into The Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Hall Of Fame!

The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience announced the additions Thursday of four musicians and one literary figure. John Lee Hooker a blues guitarist and five-time Grammy Award winner.  Country singer Tammy Wynette of Tremont was lauded as the first lady of country music. Singer and guitarist Bo Diddley helped bridge the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. […]

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Take A Tour Of The “King Of The Boogie” Exhibit With John Lee Hooker’s Daughter, Zakiya Hooker

  TULSA, Oklahoma – A special exhibit on blues legend John Lee Hooker is coming to the Woody Guthrie Center in the Arts District. Hooker is a member of the Blues and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has numerous Grammy awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award, but it may not be until […]

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60th ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OF JOHN LEE HOOKER’S DEBUT ON RIVERSIDE RECORDS,THE COUNTRY BLUES OF JOHN LEE HOOKER, FEATURES ALL-ANALOG MASTERING FROM THE ORIGINAL STEREO TAPES. AVAILABLE ON 180-GRAM VINYL, AUGUST 2nd, 2019

Los Angeles, CA – Craft Recordings is proud to reissue The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker, a showcase of traditional (folk/country) sound and one-chord blues all with John Lee Hooker’s smooth baritone vocals. Unaccompanied and playing acoustic instead of his usual amplified guitar, Hooker recorded a wonderfully varied set of deep Delta blues, moans, […]

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JOHN LEE HOOKER: KING OF THE BOOGIE

THE REMARKABLE WORK OF BLUES LEGEND JOHN LEE HOOKER WILL BE THE FOCUS OF THE NEWEST EXHIBIT OPENING IN MAY AT THE WOODY GUTHRIE CENTER. The exhibit, presented by the GRAMMY Museum® in conjunction with the John Lee Hooker Estate and Craft Recordings, highlights Hooker’s influential body of work, who influenced generations of musicians and […]

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