Boogie Man

Boogie Man

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a€˜You the funkiest man alive.a€™ Miles Davisa€™ accolade was the perfect expression of John Lee Hookera€™s apotheosis as blues superstar: recording with the likes of Van Morrison, Keith Richards and Carlos Santana; making TV commercials (Lee Jeans); appearing in films (The Blues Brothers); and even starring in Pete Townshenda€™s musical adaptation of Ted Hughesa€™ story The Iron Man. His was an extraordinary life. Born in the American deep south, he moved to Detroit and then, in a career spanning over fifty years, recorded hypnotic blues classics such as a€˜Boogie Chillena€™, rhythm-and-blues anthems such as a€˜Dimplesa€™ and a€˜Boom Booma€™ and, in his final, glorious renaissance, the Grammy-winning album The Healer. Charles Shaar Murraya€™s authoritative biography vividly, and often in John Lee Hookera€™s own words, does magnificent justice to the man and his music.If therea#39;s an acute shortage of patent-leather tasselled loafers in your life, consider your problem solved. ... a black Cadillac Brougham (vanity plate: LES BOGY), and Archiea#39;s roadworn Cadillac De Ville a€“ but inside ita#39;s a different story. ... Over in the corner, behind the dining table, is a rack of award statuettes: W.C. Handy awards, Bay Area Music awards, and a€“ of course a€“ Johna#39;s 1990 Grammy, the one heanbsp;...

Title:Boogie Man
Author:Charles Shaar Murray
Publisher:Canongate Books - 2011-11-03


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