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Brilliant Interview with Blues Musician JOHN LEE HOOKER Jr. Dare to Dream Radio with Debbi Dachinger

“All Hooked Up” – The Latest CD from John Lee Hooker Jr. Grammy Nominee and Blues Award Winner

 
 
John Lee Hooker Jr
John Lee Hooker Jr
PRLog - Nov. 1, 2012 - John Lee Hooker Jr. is a blues musician, born in Detroit. John Jr. is a two time Grammy nominee, and describes his sound as 2 parts R&B, 1 part jazz and down home blues.  Like the perfect mix of rhythm & blues and jazz, add in a little down-home feel, and you’ve discovered the unique sound of John Lee Hooker Jr. He’s the son of the legendary blues musician John Lee Hooker. John Lee Jr. is a two-time Grammy nominee, and has shared the red carpet with the world’s best musicians. And he’s played alongside the likes of BB King, Lenny Kravitz, and Bo Diddley. John Lee, Jr. started playing at a young age. Even then, people predicted that he would become another Hooker legend, just like his father.

Hooker's newest album "All Hooked Up," is an album full of blues standards.  His latest -- "All Hooked Up" (Steppin' Stone Records, released last week), is his fifth album, showing remarkable progression and musical maturity. The CD demonstrates Hooker's proficiency at writing and performing in a variety of styles that include the blues, a little funk, some soul, and even a few jazz-inspired moments. The soulful Betty Wright joins Hooker on the sinuous ballad, "I Surrender." ALL HOOKED UP also features music luminaries such as the legendary guitarist Lucky Peterson, harmonica master Dave Barrette, D’Wayne Wiggins of Tony, Toni, Tone, Eddie Minnifield, sax player for Shieila E and Prince, also outstanding vocalists Jeanie Tracy and Sakai are but a few of the extraordinary talents that went into the making of ALL HOOKED UP!  This is two time Grammy Nominee John Lee Hooker, Jr.’s 5th and arguably best CD Release to date.

The title track is a funky recounting of Hooker's life as the son of one of the great blues giants. It's a bit ironic: the fame of his father's blues life helps bring him down, the music offers new salvation. And that's just about right for the blues.

There’s one very cool bonus, All Hooked Up features a special DVD from Paris based Callicore Productions. Callicore has defined the art of animation with “DEAR JOHN" – the masterfully created Bonus DVD included with ALL HOOKED UP. The Callicore created animated film noir video for Hooker’s song, “Dear John.” It’s the story of a gent tossed into jail reading a “Dear John” letter that would give anyone the blues if they didn’t already have them before the arrest.

In 2010, between sharing the stage with artists such as, Lenny Kravitz, Taj Mahal, and ZZ Top, Hooker Jr. was the musical face of America's prestigious, U.S. Open (CBS). He was also interviewed by the 700 Club, and in 2011, appeared on the cover of Healthy Living magazine. http://www.johnleehookerjr.com

John Lee Hooker Jr. is a living testimony of the fact that your past is just that - your past. Ironically, the same prison that held Hooker was his venue for two separate gigs; one, the place you go as a consequence of bad decisions, the other, a platform to share his musical talents. From San Quentin to Hollywood's red carpet has been an experience few will ever be able to experience. John Lee Hooker Jr. was able to introduce "Blues With A Vengeance" while maintaining a "Cold As Ice" appearance with "All Odds Against" him and sing about it live in Istanbul, Turkey - and ultimately, sharing it with the world. Though all of Hooker's recordings are diverse, they share a common bond. Hooker Jr. is proof that demons can be defeated. Through all his releases, he convincingly displays the years of sacrifice, love and determination on his quest for making his own mark in the music industry as John Lee Hooker Jr. and not just the son of the great John Lee Hooker.

To learn more, listen to Debbi Dachinger as she interviews John Lee Hooker Jr. on Dare to Dream radio, as it airs live or on podcast at: http://www.linkedin.com/nus-trk?trkact=viewQuestionAndAns.... The Dare to Dream radio show is a syndicated, multi-award winning program, featured in news sources around the world. Dachinger is the bestselling author of the book Dare to Dream: This Life Counts.

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