Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy Birthday To Earl Hooker

An Introduction to Earl Hooker
An Introduction to Earl Hooker
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Earl Hooker, the cousin of John Lee Hooker was born on January 15, 1929 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and he passed away on April 21, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois.

Hooker was a Chicago slide guitarist in the same league as Elmore James, Hound Dog Taylor, and his mentor, Robert Nighthawk. Some Chicago blues guitarists even consider Hooker to have been the greatest slide player ever.

I think his CD An Introduction to Earl Hooker, makes a fine introduction to the man's music.

Track Listings

1. Blue Guitar
2. Swear to Tell the Truth
3. Blues in D Natural
4. Galloping Horses a Lazy Mule
5. Universal Rock
6. Rockin' with the Kid
7. Rockin' Wild
8. How Long Can This Go On?
9. These Cotton Pickin' Blues
10. The Leading Brand
11. Nothing But Good
12. The Bright Sounds
13. Off the Hook
14. Square Dance Rock Pts. 1-2

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