Watch the Earl Hooker Style: Standard online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Slide Guitar Power

Perhaps no guitarist was better at jumping back and forth between fretting conventionally for chordal parts and jumping into slide licks for acompanying riffs and solos than the late, great Earl Hooker. Curiously, it was Robert Nighthawk that taught Earl Hooker to play slide guitar, and together they stand as twin towers of blues slide guitar greatness, however obscure their names might be to many. Very, very sadly, Hooker passed away at the young age of 41 due to complications from tuberculosis; his well-known album, "Two Bugs and a Roach," is so named as a play on words for the disease.