Tag Archives: John Lee Hooker

Home Free Blues

If, like us, you weren’t able to make it to Chicago earlier this month for its annual free blues festival, then let us help bring some of the Windy City to you with this latest episode of our BluesPowR Radio … Continue reading

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Blues, Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker centennial collection assembles some of bluesman’s finest

When it comes to music compilations, phrases like “finest” and “the very best of” tend to leave a good deal of room for debate: no matter how great a collection may be, there are always going to be at least … Continue reading

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Latest releases from daughters of the blues Shemekia Copeland, Zakiya Hooker help keep blues, fathers’ legacies alive

Anyone with even the slightest knowledge of blues history will be familiar with the names – and probably at least a few of the songs – of blues masters John Lee Hooker and Johnny Clyde Copeland. But with both bluesmen … Continue reading

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Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite cool as all get-out on Get Up!

It may just be that we aren’t all that hip, but we have to admit we’ve never paid a whole lot of attention to Ben Harper. But when we heard last year that Harper was teaming with blues harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite on … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons (and daughters too)

Last week’s post regarding Elmore James, Jr., got me to thinking about some of the other children of blues greats who are helping to keep the genre alive through their own music. A few (in no particular order) who jump to mind: Shemekia … Continue reading

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