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John Lee Hooker: Come And See About Me-The Definitive DVD presents a retrospective of film and video... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Eric Clapton ... Himself
Ry Cooder ... Himself
John Hammond ... Himself
John Lee Hooker ... Himself
Zakiya Hooker ... Herself

Van Morrison ... Himself
Charlie Musselwhite ... Himself

Bonnie Raitt ... Herself

Keith Richards ... Himself

Carlos Santana ... Himself

Ron Wood ... Himself

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Bob Sarles 
 
Produced by
Matt Friedman .... line producer: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Christina Keating .... producer
Bob Sarles .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Lee Hooker 
 
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Ted Leyhe (Zakiya Hooker interview)
 
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Bob Sarles 
 
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Samuel Lehmer .... sound mixer
 
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Christina Keating .... associate editor
David Lim .... assistant editor
David Lim .... assistant editor
Jesse Spencer .... on-line editor
 

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Good enough, 24 September 2005
Author: federovsky from bangkok

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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