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John Lee Hooker Coahoma County, Mississippi Highly influential American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist.

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John Lee Hooker. The one and only. No one could sound like him. No one made so much great music with so simple a formula that was apparently too complex for anyone to play it like he did.

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John Lee Hooker was one of the last links to the blues of the deep South. He moved to Detroit in the early 1940's and by 1948 had scored his first number-one jukebox hit and million-seller, "Boogie Chillun." Other hits soon followed, "I'm In The Mood," "Crawling Kingsnake," and "Boom Boom" among the biggest. During the 1950s and '60s, Vee Jay Records released a remarkable string of more than 100 of John Lee's songs.

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