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Boom, Boom – John Lee Hooker

July 22, 2010

Boom, Boom

Written and recorded by John Lee Hooker.

No throat clearing here, just the hard guitar beats and roughneck singing. “I’m gonna shoot you right down/Knock you off your feet/Take you home with me.” The way he sings could get John Lee arrested today. Add the primal guitar, the insistent beat, the pounding base and his desire overwhelms. “Boom, boom, boom.” He’s undeniable.

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