Watch the Blue Chicken online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Architect

In some ways this kind of boogie rhythm part is really just a souped-up John Lee Hooker groove. Hooker started out his career in postwar Detroit and carved out a sound for himself with an insistent one-chord vamp and a repertoire of tunes that included "Dimples" and "Boom, Boom." And yes, ZZ Top's "La Grange" is built off of the same groove. Visit John Lee Hooker online at

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