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Watch the Sweet Hits online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Solo Factory: Chicago Blues

I called this one Sweet Hits because I am playing a rhythm figure in unison with the band. The are often referred to as "hits". I picked this lick up from listening to Earl Hooker. Hooker was a Chicago blues guitarist who died at age 41 from tuberculosis in 1970. His influence can still be felt today especially in his slide work. Most notably his instrumental "Blue Guitar" was the background track for Muddy Water's "You Shook Me". All Muddy did was overdub his vocals on the track. That intro is one of the greatest moments in slide guitar. Earl Hooker deserves a greater place in blues history!