Guitabulary: John Lee Hooker

Guitabulary: John Lee Hooker

Few guitarists become so strongly identified with a genre of music as John Lee Hooker and his timeless boogie. Hooker laid down his share of classics, such as “Boogie Chillen” (a.k.a. “Boogie Chillun”), “I’m in the Mood,” and “Boom Boom,” and inspired a host of musicians to elaborate on his insistent, hypnotic themes. ZZ Top (“La Grange”), one-hit wonder Norman Greenbaum (“Spirit in the Sky”), Booker T. & the MG’s (“Green Onions”), Stevie Wonder (“Higher Ground”), and even Steely Dan (“Black Friday”) are among those who paid homage to Hooker by reworking his swampy riffage. Andy Ellis guides your Hooker tour.

Audio guitar lesson:
http://truefire.com/guitabulary/lessons/johnlee.mp3

Tab, notation and Power Tab files available here.