Boogie man: the adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American 20th century

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Viking, Oct 28, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 536 pages
With John Lee Hooker's death in June 2001 the world lost one of the last great Mississippi Delta bluesmen. Acclaimed writer Charles Schaar Murray's" Boogie Man" is the authorized and authoritative biography of this musician whose extraordinary career spanned over fifty years and included over one-hundred albums and five Grammy Awards. Murray was given unparalleled access to Hooker, and lets him tell his own story in his own words, from life in the Deep South to San Francisco, from the 1948 blues anthem " Boogie Chillen" to the Grammy-winning album "The Healer" nearly a half-century later. "Boogie Man" is far more than merely a brilliant biography of one man; it also gives the story of the music that inspired him. " When I die, " Hooker said, they'll bury the blues with me. But the blues will never die." Here is the book that does him and his music full justice.

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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

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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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