This week we are starting to work on John Lee Hooker's "Want Ad Blues". It's a favorite of mine since I first heard it in the 60s. John Lee's sound and style are deceptively simple and believe me, it's not easy to really cop his style. It's one of the deepest and purest sounds in modern blues and I can truly only scratch the surface here of what he does.
So let's dig in and get down to some real downhome blues and celebrate the sound of the one and only John Lee Hooker.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Want Ad Blues
John Lee Hooker
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Want Ad Blues
Loop 2:04 Breakdown of John Lee Hooker's Style
Loop 10:07 Practice Loop of Rhythm
Loop 10:48 Closing Thoughts