One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer
One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer
Hey mister bartender come here
I want another drink and I want it now
|Born||August 22, 1917
Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States
|Died||June 21, 2001 (aged 83)
Los Altos, California, United States
|Genres||Blues, talking blues, country blues|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, Musician, Songwriter|
|Labels||Vee-Jay, Chess, Bluesway, ++|
|Associated acts||Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King,Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Canned Heat|
John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was a highly influential American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Hooker began his life as the son of a sharecropper, William Hooker, and rose to prominence performing his own unique style of what was originally a unique brand of country blues. He developed a ‘talking blues’ style that was his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta blues, his music was metrically free. John Lee Hooker could be said to embody his own unique genre of the blues, often incorporating the boogie-woogie piano style and a driving rhythm into his blues guitar playing and singing. His best known songs include “Boogie Chillen’” (1948), “I’m in the Mood” (1951) and “Boom Boom” (1962), the first two reaching R&B #1 in the Billboard charts.
From Allmusic (Bill Dahl):
He was beloved worldwide as the king of the endless boogie, a genuine blues superstar whose droning, hypnotic one-chord grooves were at once both ultra-primitive and timeless. But John Lee Hooker recorded in a great many more styles than that over a career that stretched across more than half a century.
Read more -> allmusic.com
Awards and recognition
- A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980
- Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991
- Two of his songs, “Boogie Chillen” and “Boom Boom” were named to the list of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
- “Boogie Chillen” was included as one of the Songs of the Century.
- Best Traditional Blues Recording, 1990 for I’m in the Mood (with Bonnie Raitt)
- Best Traditional Blues Recording, 1998 for Don’t Look Back
- Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, 1998, “Don’t Look Back” (with Van Morrison)
- Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000
Hobo Blues – 1965:
One Bourbon, one Scotch, one Beer:
Album of the day – John Lee Hooker Plays & Sings The Blues (1961):
When asked for his opinion on the subject/the man/the musician Bruce Springsteen in 1997, Joe Strummer sent the following letter to “rocumentary” filmmaker Mark Hagen. The film in question, ‘Bruce Springsteen: A Secret History’, was broadcast in 1998 on British television:
London Calling, with Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello and the Clash:
Springsteen returned the compliment during a gig in 2008, declaring Strummer “one of the greatest rockers of all time” before launching into a rendition of I Fought the Law.
I Fought the Law:
He has also covered Joe’s last masterpiece Coma Girl.
Coma Girl (audio only):
On the Saturday night of Glastonbury you may be lucky enough to seeBruce Springsteen & the E Street Band power through their version of the Clash’s London Calling. One key figure in securing the Boss’s booking? One of that song’s co-authors, Joe Strummer. (refering to the letter in this post)
cont. The Guardian:
It’s a sentiment that Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis would agree with; in his later years, Strummer became a figurehead for the festival and when it came time to persuade Springsteen to appear, he still had a significant part to play. “I did an eight-page document about the festival for Bruce with quotes from Joe included,” says Eavis. “I’ve never done anything like that for anyone before. It’s going to be an amazing couple of hours.”
A nice story about two great persons and musicians!
Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can’t help but wonder what’s happenin’ to my companions
Are they lost or are they found
Have they counted the cost it’ll take to bring down
All their earthly principles they’re gonna have to abandon?
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend
|Released||August 20, 1979|
|Recorded||April 30-May 11, 1979|
|Genre||Rock, gospel, Christian rock|
Slow Train Coming is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan‘s 19th studio album, released by Columbia Records in August 1979.
It was the artist’s first effort since becoming a born-again Christian, and all of the songs either express his strong personal faith, or stress the importance of Christian teachings and philosophy. The evangelical nature of the record alienated many of Dylan’s existing fans; at the same time, many Christians were drawn into his fan base. Slow Train Coming was listed at #16 in the 2001 book CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.
The album was generally well-reviewed in the secular press, and the single “Gotta Serve Somebody” became his first hit in three years, winning Dylan the Grammy for best rock vocal performance by a male in 1980. The album peaked at #2 on the charts in the UK and went platinum in the US, where it reached #3.
All songs were written by Bob Dylan.
- “Gotta Serve Somebody” – 5:22
- “Precious Angel” – 6:27
- “I Believe in You” – 5:02
- “Slow Train” – 5:55
- “Gonna Change My Way of Thinking” – 5:25
- “Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others)” – 3:50
- “When You Gonna Wake Up” – 5:25
- “Man Gave Names to All the Animals” – 4:23
- “When He Returns” – 4:30
5 best songs.. according to me:
- Slow Train
- Gotta Serve Somebody
- When He Returns
- I Believe In You
- Precious Angel
|Birth name||Robert Anthony Plant|
|Born||20 August 1948 (age 64)
West Bromwich, (then Staffordshire, now West Midlands), England
|Genres||Rock, hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, folk rock, world music, country rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, harmonica, percussion, guitar,bass guitar|
|Labels||Atlantic, Swan Song, Es Paranza,Sanctuary, Mercury, Universal, Rounder|
|Associated acts||Band of Joy, Led Zeppelin, The Honeydrippers, Page and Plant, Strange Sensation, Alison Krauss, The New Yardbirds|
Robert Anthony Plant, CBE (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer and songwriter best known as the vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. He has also had a successful solo career. In 2007, Plant released Raising Sand, an album produced by T-Bone Burnett with American bluegrass soprano Alison Krauss, which won the 2009 Grammy Award for Album of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards.
With a career spanning more than 40 years, Plant is regarded as one of the most significant singers in the history of rock music, and has influenced contemporaries and later singers such as Freddie Mercury and Axl Rose. In 2006, heavy metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the “Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time”. In 2009, Plant was voted “the greatest voice in rock” in a poll conducted by Planet Rock. In 2011, a Rolling Stone readers’ pick placed Plant in first place of the magazine’s “Best Lead Singers of All Time”.
- In 2006, heavy metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant No. 1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All-Time, a list which included Rob Halford (2), Steven Tyler (3), Freddie Mercury (6), Geddy Lee (13), and Paul Stanley (18), all of whom were influenced by Plant.
- In 2008, Rolling Stone named Plant as number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All-Time.
- In 2009, he was voted the “greatest voice in rock” in a poll conducted by Planet Rock.
- Plant was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours for his “services to popular music”.
- He was included in the Q magazine’s 2009 list of “Artists Of The Century” and was ranked at number 8 in their list of “100 Greatest Singers” in 2007.
- In 2009, Plant also won the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize at the Q Awards.
- He was placed at no. 3 on SPIN‘s list of “The 50 Greatest Rock Frontmen of All Time”.
- On 20 September 2010 National Public Radio (NPR) named Plant as one of the “50 Great Voices” in the world.
Whole Lotta Love – live 1970:
Black Dog – Live:
No Zeppelin on Spotify.
Album of the day – Raising Sand (Plant/Krauss):