John Lee Hooker: That's My Story

2001, Movie, NR, 89 mins

More a concert film than an insightful documentary, this musical homage should delight the Blues legend's fans and win over the uninitiated. When he died on June 21, 2001, John Lee Hooker was the last living link with the Delta Blues. He picked cotton as a child and at age 14 ran away from Clarksville, Mississippi. In between factory jobs, he plunked out a living as a street guitarist in Memphis and Cincinnati. Young Hooker credited his stepfather with teaching him the Blues, but quickly perfected his own unique style. Despite the sadness of leaving home, Hooker had fond memories of his hungry years. Many older players served as mentors, and his talent eventually h...
Released: 2001 Rated: NR Length: 89 mins

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