Saturday, March 11, 2017

John Lee Hooker - Hobo Blues


John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1912 – June 21, 2001) is one of my favorite Blues singers. He was so poetic and creative with his guitar and lyrics. I think of the Blues as a linguistic record of African American Vernacular English. Listen closely and you will understand. Well, if you were raised in an environment where that language was spoken, you will have a better understanding. Enjoy. Peace~

2 comments:

neena maiya (guyana gyal) said...

One of my brothers gave me a John Lee Hooker CD. It has brought me much happiness [though it's the blues, if you know what I mean].

His lyrics are poetry.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Yes, I love it. He had a conversational style that is reminiscent of the way my relatives spoke and still speak (to some extent) in the south. It is truly very poetic and colorful. It has influenced my writing a great deal.

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