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‘Hooker ’N Heat’: A Fiery Collaboration Between Two Blues Legends

With mutual appreciation for each other’s blues prowess, John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat collaborated on the smoking-hot album ‘Hooker ’N Heat’. The double-album Hooker ’N Heat, which was released on 15 January 1971, is a fascinating meeting of mentor and protégés. Canned Heat had long admired John Lee Hooker and were delighted to find out that […]

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Black Night Is Falling – Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club (Collectors Edition) Available For Streaming On February 7th, CD In-Stores February 21st!

We are proud to announce that John Lee Hooker’s Black Night is Falling – Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club (Collectors Edition) will be available on all streaming platforms on February 7th and on CD February 21st (pre-order link below)! Recorded live in Montreal in 1977, the set includes the 17 minute jam of “Rock Steady” plus 3 […]

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Listen: Inside the John Lee Hooker Foundation with Zakiya Hooker and Director, Sherri Jones

The Finch Files, Peter Finch interviews Zakiya Hooker and the Director of the John Lee Hooker Foundation, Sherri Jones about the Foundation’s creation, mission and achievements. Donate to the John Lee Hooker Foundation:     

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Nick Cave Names “Tupelo” As One Of His Top 10 Favorite Songs Of All-Time

It’s a question all musicians are asked at some point in their career and, for Nick Cave, it’s one that he has declined to answer for quite some time. For Cave, the idea of revealing the pieces of music that mean the most to him was too much of a gift to give away, it […]

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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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