Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Tuesday Is Blues Day!
John Lee Hooker - I Wanna Ramble
John Lee Hooker is certainly no stranger to readers of this blog, so I'll not go into much detail with his biography. Although not a soul artist by any stretch, Hooker could lay down a dancer or two, especially in the '60s and '70s, doing some nice uptempo blues and even flirting with the funk in the latter years ("She's Mine" on Vee Jay is a personal favorite of mine - it appears on Episode #9 of the podcast). Hooker recorded "I Wanna Ramble," which is basically an amalgam of his own "Boogie Chillun" and Junior Parker's "Feeling Good," quite a few times, but this version really has a streak of "get down" in it. Hooker is accompanied only by a drummer here, but that's enough to put a body or two on the dancefloor. Ramble all night!