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John Lee Hooker: That's My Story (2001)

A portrait of the legendary, recently passed away blues artist John Lee Hooker. His life, his closest friends and music colleagues, from his birthplace in Mississippi following the ups and downs of his career to the big successes.

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Jörg Bundschuh

Writer:

Jörg Bundschuh
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Credited cast:
Bernard Besman Bernard Besman ... Himself
Eric Clapton ... Himself
Famous Coachman Famous Coachman ... Himself
Robert Cray ... Himself
Fito De la Parra Fito De la Parra ... Himself
Buddy Guy ... Himself
John Hammond John Hammond ... Himself
Archie Lee Hooker Jr. Archie Lee Hooker Jr. ... Himself
John Lee Hooker ... Himself
Zakiya Hooker Zakiya Hooker ... Herself
Mike Kappus Mike Kappus ... Himself
Eddie Kirkland Eddie Kirkland ... Himself
Maude Mathis Maude Mathis ... Herself (as Maude Hooker)
John Mayall ... Himself
Charlie Musselwhite ... Himself
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A portrait of the legendary, recently passed away blues artist John Lee Hooker. His life, his closest friends and music colleagues, from his birthplace in Mississippi following the ups and downs of his career to the big successes.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

John Lee Hooker: I istoria mou See more »

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Kick Film See more »
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Color
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meandering, enjoyable portrait of a great bluesman
11 December 2005 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

I'm not sure seeing this would make you a fan, but it sure didn't detract from my admiration of this idiosyncratic artist. Good concert footage of a set with Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop and others. Lots of shots of John Lee being chauffeured about San Francisco. You might think that would be annoying, but instead it fits well into the mood of the story of a man's life who moved to his own laconic rhythm. Various interviews with John and his family, some more with Clapton and Peter Wolf. Interesting theory from John Lee about his not being able to read. He says that if he knew how to read he would never have been able to dedicate his life to guitar-playing and the blues. He would have been reading books all the time. As he insists, he's smart, and I had never thought about it before, but he was. Worth seeing if you enjoy his music.


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