Boogie Man: The Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the by Charles Shaar Murray

By Charles Shaar Murray

"You the funkiest guy alive." Miles Davis' accolade used to be definitely the right expression of John Lee Hooker's apotheosis as blues big name: recording with the likes of Van Morrison, Keith Richards and Carlos Santana; making television ads (Lee Jeans); showing in motion pictures (The Blues Brothers); or even starring in Pete Townshend's musical variation of Ted Hughes' tale The Iron guy. His used to be a rare existence. Born within the American deep south, he moved to Detroit after which, in a occupation spanning over fifty years, recorded hypnotic blues classics reminiscent of 'Boogie Chillen', rhythm-and-blues anthems akin to 'Dimples' and 'Boom Boom' and, in his ultimate, wonderful renaissance, the Grammy-winning album The Healer. Charles Shaar Murray's authoritative biography vividly, and infrequently in John Lee Hooker's personal phrases, does exceptional justice to the guy and his song.

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