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28 minutes ago, BillF said:


Amazing to see how often this photograph has ben recycled.


Top - cover of JAZZ HOT, January 1960 (the original issue of that pic),
bottom - cover of SOUL BAG special issue with John Lee Hooker discography (published in October 2001)

Does the ACE booklet cedit the photographer (Jacques Demêtre)? Hope they pay his estate the royalties due.



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2 hours ago, BillF said:

I saw him in the 1960s accompanied by the youthful Yardbirds in a very small club in Leeds with a tiny audience and a few couples on the dance floor.

I saw John Lee Hooker perform only once, about two or three years before his passing.  It was an outdoor concert here in San Jose.  For most of the show, he left much of the heavy lifting to his band of the time, the Coast to Coast Blues Band.  It was kind of an underwhelming show until . . .  Near the end of the show, on one number (it might have been "Boom Boom"), as the song progressed, Mr. Hooker's vocal built and gained strength and momentum until there was a brief 30-45 second segment which was absolutely and literally spell-binding.  In that brief time it seemed he had total command of both his abilities and that audience.  It was a memorable musical experience.

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