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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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Detroit History Podcast: John Lee Hooker And The Hastings Street Blues

John Lee Hooker’s recording career spanned more than 40 years — from his first hit record, “Boogie Chillen’”, which was recorded in a Detroit basement in 1948, to his Grammy Award-winning LP The Healer. Hooker is a total product of Detroit’s Black Bottom, the city’s African-American neighborhood. This podcast tracks his career, with help from […]

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VAN MORRISON DUETS WITH JOHN LEE HOOKER ON THE HEALING GAME (DELUXE EDITION)

Available on March 22 from Legacy Recordings, The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition) contains 3CD’s featuring the original album and original single B-sides along with two bonus discs of rare and unreleased material, including two duets with John Lee Hooker, studio outtakes, duets with Carl Perkins, and Van’s set at the Montreux Jazz Festival. 24 of […]

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United Sound Systems, Detroit Studio Where John Lee Hooker Recorded “Boogie Chillen’”, To Be Relocated

The Michigan Department of Transportation has taken a major step to preserve the musical heritage of Detroit by purchasing the legendary United Sound Systems studio.  The plan is to physically move the entire building to a new location. United Sound Systems plays an integral part in blues history for being the studio where John Lee Hooker cut […]

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