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Cookin’ With The Hook: An Interview with John Lee Hooker, Jr.

Posted in Black Interests, Music and Video Releases with tags , , on September 20, 2008 by Gary Johnson

On the heels of the successful release of his third CD, “All Odds Against Me,” Grammy nominated blues artist and son of blues legend, John Lee Hooker, John Lee Hooker, Jr. heads to Europe, Turkey and Russia to wow audiences overseas with his special brand of blues flavor.

A blues superhero, as portrayed in his animated video release “Blues Ain’t Nothin’ But A Pimp,” Hooker Jr. has successfully captured the attention of audiences internationally. The video animation, from Frenchman Laurent Mercier at the Callicore Animation Studios in Paris, has served to bridge the generational gap between the blues and hip hop audiences.

The video is the first of three to be released in 2008 and is included free on his enhanced CD. It can also be viewed on the web at

We interviewed Hooker, Jr., in 2004, before his debut release “Blues with a Vengeance” and are pleased that he continues to grow and delight audiences around the world. To gain some insight into John Lee Hooker, Jr. and his growth as an artist, we have updated our exclusive interview from August 2004.

After reading this interview you will see how John Lee Hooker, Jr. has evolved into a first class 21st century contemporary bluesman.

Click here to read our exclusive interview with Hooker, Jr.

Hooker Jr. and his legendary Dad John Lee Hooker

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