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  1. Better Off Alone?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Stereophile

    ... the Wind," is a rousing number with a fiddle, which uses a familiar rhythmic pattern that's clearly a nod to John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom," a tune that was covered by The Animals and served as the basis for Spinal Tap's "Gimme Some Money." At the ...

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  2. Steve Earle and the Dukes Bring the Blues to Hendrix's Electric Lady StudiosRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Village Voice

    ... myth, complete with eerie narration and guttural "hey hey hey(s)," in which Earle seems to channel John Lee Hooker. Even though Terraplane is Earle's first blues record, it sure didn't sound like it. Other highlights included "Gamblin' Man," the ...

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  3. Detroit Bop Quintet: Two BirdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | All About Jazz

    ... sides before the 1948 recording ban was to go into effect. This is the same studio that would later record John Lee Hooker, , and early Berry Gordy Motown sessions. Sixty-six years, seven months, and twenty-nine days later that session was ...

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  4. Led Zeppelin's LondonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Londonist

    ... 1968, when they were billed as 'Yardbirds now known as Led Zeppelin'. The support bill included blues legend John Lee Hooker. Admission fee was 16 shillings for members and 26 shillings for guests. Their performance fee was 150. Earlier in the day ...

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  5. 33 1/3 essential albums from metro Detroit Read MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Metro Times

    ... especially if it's the Index, Griot Galaxy, or Rev. C.L. Franklin (and yes, he was Aretha's father). When John Lee Hooker moved to Detroit in 1948 to work for Ford by day and play in clubs at night, he brought a hypnotic, open-tuning style of guitar ...

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  6. Dave DaviesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Billboard

    ... as being an influence on the Kinks. On "Front Room" you name check a ton of artists from Eddie Cochran to John Lee Hooker. It seems your influences were just about everything. That's been a great thing about the Kinks over the decades. We always ...

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  7. The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 2/20-22Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | City Pages

    ... his soaring voice -- Hozier is indebted to quieter folk and blues forms, too, citing Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker as early influences. When he strips back his arrangements, as on songs like "Like Real People Do," "Cherry Wine," and "In a Week" ...

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  8. Yale Hotel sale may be death knell for blues in VancouverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Canada.com

    ... the nearly 130-year-old hotel became a blues club, it presented many blues greats such as Charles Brown, John Lee Hooker and Charlie Musselwhite, as well as popular hometown performers Jim Byrnes and Long John Baldry. Originally, it closed in 2012 ...

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  9. Steve Earle dives into the blues on new LP 'Terraplane'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | JAM! Showbiz

    ... before. Those guys were musicologists and they were record collectors and so I learned about (blues pioneer) John Lee Hooker from Canned Heat. ... And I sort of had enough musicology starting to develop in me just from some of the other music that I ...

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  10. 50 Badass Blues Solos You Must Hear: Part 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Guitar Player

    For starters, we siphoned off more than a dozen artists and solos that have already been so widely celebrated that they hardly need additional mention. After all, who isn't already hip to Clapton's extraordinary solo on "Crossroads" or Jimi's on "Red House"? We also excluded a few legendary players who were renowned for their acoustic solos but did little of note once they switched to electric, such as Tampa Red, along with several well-known guitarists that played fantastic electric blues, but didn't really take solos, like John Lee Hooker.

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  11. Review: Hozier sends his faithful crowd to its feet in VancouverRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | Canada.com

    ... son of a blues drummer schooled him in the hierarchy of rhythm over flash in everyone from Muddy Waters to John Lee Hooker or Skip James, whose Illinois Blues got a solo acoustic cover. Naturally, Emerald Isle folk informs everything happening. ...

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  12. Valentine briefs around Windham CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | The Brattleboro Reformer

    Sunny Lowdown will bring his raw, deep blues to Main Street Arts Saturday, Feb. 14 for a night of listening and dancing in a blues cafe setting beginning at 7:30 p.m. Drawing from the music of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, Jesse Mae Hemphill and R.L. Burnside, Sunny and his band play music some critics have described as "swamp music," but Sunny shuns labels. Sunny started playing professionally at an early age.

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  13. Stellar blues duo heading to MilvertonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | This is The West Country

    THEY'VE toured the world with some of the best in the business, including the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker. As part of the latest Milverton Music session, Kent and Jim will play a set each at the Victoria Rooms in Fore Street and then join together for a blues extravaganza.

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  14. Van Morrison And Them, The Series (Part Nine) [VIDEO]Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

    The late John Lee Hooker who was a legendary blues performer was a primary influence for the young Van Morrison. Hooker's own song of personal distress allowed Van Morrison to really dig deep, revealing an introspective element of his artistic personality.

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    Friday Feb 6 | HeraldNet

    ... to see young people embracing jazz, folk, bluegrass and the blues. I love it when somebody listens to John Lee Hooker and says, 'How have I been missin' this guy?'" Sebastian's father was a noted classical harmonica player and his mother a writer of ...

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  16. Songhoy Blues, Winchester Discovery Centre, UK - reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Financial Times

    ... desert blues but with the traditional lope sped to a gallop. And there were other elements in the mix: John Lee Hooker licks in "Nick"; funky surf guitar in "Irganda" (although there's no surfing in landlocked Mali); abrupt accelerations on "Zanka" ...

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  17. Rolling Stones get Dartford Station plaqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 7 | Music-News.com

    ... real R&B I mean (not this Dinah Shore, Brooke Benton crap). Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Chuck, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker and all the Chicago bluesmen. Real lowdown stuff, marvellous. Bo Diddley, he's another great. 'Anyway the guy on the station, ...

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  18. Ben Blue Waters who is performing at the Groovy HappeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Thetelegraphand Argus

    ... blues of artists like Son House and Robert Johnson, and the urban blues of Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker." She said: "The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a six-piece folk, roots and rock 'n' roll combo based in and around the musically ...

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  19. John Sebastian brings old and new to Everett showRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | HeraldNet

    ... to see young people embracing jazz, folk, bluegrass and the blues. I love it when somebody listens to John Lee Hooker and says, 'How have I been missin' this guy?'" Sebastian's father was a noted classical harmonica player and his mother a writer of ...

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  20. Ben Blue Waters flies the flag for local talent at the Groovy Happening in HaworthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | Keighleynews.co.uk

    ... blues of artists like Son House and Robert Johnson, and the urban blues of Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker." She said: "The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a six-piece folk, roots and rock 'n' roll combo based in and around the musically ...

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