John Lee Hooker — The Waterfront


Today, on another Blues Thursday, I’ll post a piece by John Lee Hooker that is somewhat different from what we usually associate with the legendary name. I love Bobby Blue Bland’s version with the strings and orchestra background. But when I heard John Lee Hooker’s quiet and pensive version of The Waterfront, I got goose-flesh all over; hearing his trademark booming voice in such a subdued way, is quite touching.

The song is on his Real Folk Blues Album (Chess, 2002)

Enjoy!

LimeLinx

Yours ol’ Raggedy wishes you a very happy Blues Thursday!

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