John Lee Hooker was born August 22nd, in either 1912 or 1917, and either in Tutwiler or Clarksdale... but what is known for sure is that his distinctive style of boogie blues that mixes elements from the Delta, North Mississippi Hill Country and "talking blues" definitely shook up the music world during his long career.
Delta Blues Museum celebrates John Lee Hooker Month every August, and our Gift Shop has a variety of Hooker recordings, from greatest hits collections to hard-to-find classics. We also have a special JLH tee shirt that features the "Boogie Blues" master in full performance mode, a fascinating biography, and an exclusive photographic print of Hooker with fellow Clarksdale legend Ike Turner by noted blues photographer and producer Dick Waterman.
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Clarksdale, MS 38614