Facts about John Lee Hooker

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John Lee Hooker was a famous Musician from USA, who lived between August 22, 1917 and June 21, 2001.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 29 quotes who is written / told by John.

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Famous quotes by John Lee Hooker (29)


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"The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning"
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"I want to play music when I want, write a song if I want or watch a baseball game if I want"
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"In my career, people in the record business have been rockin' in the same ol' boat. They all crooks - I'll say it clear and loud - especially the big ones"
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"The way Will Moore taught me, and the way I play it, the blues is just something different"
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"Oh, I still like to play and I still play when I want to"
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"I hitchhiked, took trucks 'n' trains - anything that would pick me up. I stopped in Memphis for about six months and they found me and come got me. Stayed about a month an' split again"
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"The one thing the blues don't get is the backing and pushing of TV and radio like a lot of this garbage you hears. They choke stuff down people's throat so they got no choice but to listen to it"
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"Like you and your woman ain't gettin' along and you're in love. You can't sleep at nights. Your mind is on her - on whatever. You know, that's the blues. You can't hug that money at night. You can't kiss it"
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"It don't take me no three days to record no album"
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"I remember back in Detroit, I used to go to the Apex Bar every night after I got off work. The bartender there used to call me Boom Boom. I don't know why, but he did"
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"They wasn't gonna give you nothin'. I didn't care as long as they let me play my music. Cash on the spot... You cheat me and I'm gonna get me some money, too"
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"Since you knew they was goin' to cheat you anyway, I recorded under any name with all of 'em"
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"I went on to Cincinnati. I had got a taste of the big cities and them bright lights. I stayed there until I was about 18 or 19 and then I went on to Detroit"
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"I just get an idea and then all of a sudden I've got a song"
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"I don't play a lot of fancy guitar. I don't want to play it. The kind of guitar I want to play is mean, mean licks"
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"Groups are corporations now. They have pension plans. Musicians have saw the daylight"
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"I like dropping into a small club and playing with some people, trying to help them get a start"
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"But I don't want to do no big tours or go out on the road"
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"If they played more blues, people would just get it - they try to hold it back but just about can't hold it back now because the blues is really going"
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"I've got enough money to live me two lifetimes so I don't have to do nothing I don't want to"
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"I like the small clubs"
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"I have heartaches, I have blues. No matter what you got, the blues is there. 'Cause that's all I know - the blues. And I can sing the blues so deep until you can have this room full of money and I can give you the blues"
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"You can go to Europe, and there's no turnin' back - any parts of Europe. Wherever you are, there is no stop and go for the blues. The blues go but it don't stop"
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"My style is all to myself"
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"I don't think about time. You're here when you're here. I think about today, staying in tune"
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"I don't do nothing I don't want to do"
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"I do benefits. I do them all the time. There's so many people out there that needs help that I can't say I won't help them"
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"I am a happy man. I've had a good life"
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"All my life I been doin' what people tell me to do. Now, I'm telling them"


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