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John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me (2004)

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John Lee Hooker: Come And See About Me-The Definitive DVD presents a retrospective of film and video performance clips of the blues master from a span of over three decades beginning with ... See full summary »

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John Lee Hooker: Come And See About Me-The Definitive DVD presents a retrospective of film and video performance clips of the blues master from a span of over three decades beginning with 1960 Newfort Jazz Festival and culminating with an intimate solo performance recorded in the bluesman's home in the '90s. Included in the clips are performances of John Lee Hooker solo, with his band, and with a variety of guest artists including Van Morrison, Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder, John Hammond, Paul Butterfield, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. Many of these performances have never been seen before. John Lee Hooker: Come And See About Me-The Definitive DVD also includes interviews with John, many of the artists he influenced and played with, and his daughter Zakiya Hooker. Written by Bob Sarles

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24 September 2005 | by (bangkok) – See all my reviews

Not a bad retrospective. Talking is kept to a minimum, just short linking pieces (mainly people saying what a great guy John Lee was, and also John Lee saying what a great guy John Lee was) which crop up between eighteen full performances by the man. The performances are varied and well chosen, showing the different sides to his style and with a good selection of his latter day collaborations with other artists such as Van Morrison (on harmonica only this time), Bonnie Raitt, Santana, Ry Cooder, and the Stones.

It's not a "serious" documentary though; there's no chronology to it and you won't learn much about Hooker's background and development, the origins of his style, what he really *thinks*, etc, but then that would have made it different type of film, and there would have been less music, which is what we really want.


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