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Earl Hooker (January 15, 1929 – April 21, 1970) was an American blues guitarist. Born Earl Zebedee Hooker in Clarksdale, Mississippi, his impoverished family moved to Chicago, Illinois when he was still an infant. Influenced by parents and relatives who played music, he was a cousin of John Lee Hooker and began playing guitar as a teenager. An instrumentalist, within a few years Hooker put together a band that toured the United States and made some of his first recordings for… read more

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  • have mercy.
  • Gimme more of that slide guitar, please, Mr. Earl.
  • Dear God his slide-guitar playing is otherworldly.
  • Daddy Cool!
  • This is my grandaddy....mad me and my 8 siblings neva got a chance to meet him! I play drums and also tryna learn all otha instruments...the rest of my fam all either play an instument and/or sing as well!!!! I need to find the rest of my grandads family so we all can meet!!1
  • Heavily Underrated, a complete blues master, a fucking genius!
  • Great stuff!
  • Another blues artist who should be much more famous than he is. Rock and Rock & Roll just wouldn't have been what it is without genius talent like this.
  • Earl Hooker's cool yeah.
  • Earl Hooker is so far the most fabulous modern blues guitarist. From Buddy Guy to Jimi Hendrix, the undisputed master of style "slide" fan before the time of the wah-wah pedal, has influenced the greatest!

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