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Saturday, April 22, 2006

John Lee

Yes, there was a lot of exiting stuff happening to the Blues during the 80's. There was a whole generation of experienced artist still going strong, a new generation of innovators like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robert Cray, old heroes resurfacing, people rediscovered, etc. But....the most remarkable, at least for me, was an old guitar player who had been at it for close to 50 years. John Lee Hooker re-invented......himself! John Lee had been playing Blues recording under at least 8 different names. Although widely recognized within Blues circles, he never got the recognition her deserved from a wider audience. This is even displayed in a commercial successful film like "The Blues Brothers". In this film there is wide variety of well known artists. Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, James Brown all got a (small) part to play in the film. John Lee Hooker is in this film as well. But he is just a street musician they pass along the way to meet with Aretha! This album from 1989 would change all that. With this album John Lee Hooker became a household name within the complete pop scene. The album contains recordings with Carlos Santana, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Roy Rogers, etc. The combination between Carlos and John Lee was even good for a worldwide hit single: The Healer. And for good reason. John Lee Hooker demonstrates that he can adept to his guest and still remain who he has been for so many decades.

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