Boogie Man: The Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American Twentieth Century

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This is the authorized biography of one of the most influential blues musicians of the era. The book tells two stories; how a Delta farmer's son born in 1920 became a bestselling R & B entertainer who cut his first million selling record in 1951 who, at 70 became an international celebrity, elected to the rock and roll hall of fame. Its secondary intent is to depict a social and cultural history, following the Southern black experience of which John Lee Hooker's art is the quintessential expression on its journey from the Mississippi Delta to the music known all over the world.

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Murray (Crosstown Traffic, not reviewed) turns his attention to one of Hendrix's musical forebears, bluesman John Lee Hooker.It is tempting to see Hooker, as Murray does, as an archetypal figure ... Read full review

Boogie Man: the adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American twentieth century

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Murray (Crosstown Traffic) has written a sprightly and informative authorized biography of blues legend Hooker. Liberally sampling from his interviews with Hooker, other blues artists, family, and ... Read full review


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