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Author Topic: What is the Blues? -John Lee Hooker picture  (Read 1754 times)

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Offline Pan

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What is the Blues? -John Lee Hooker picture
« on: December 08, 2006, 07:11:34 AM »
Here's a picture I'd like to share with you.

Cheers

Pan :D

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Re: What is the Blues? -John Lee Hooker picture
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007, 05:56:06 PM »
That's a cool photograph, where and when was it taken?

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Re: What is the Blues? -John Lee Hooker picture
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 11:44:13 PM »
Since this was first posted I've been busting my brains to recall where I've seen it before. I'm almost fairly sure that it was a seminar run by Pete Seegar in mid-60s on the history of folk music and Hooker was brought in for a question and answer session. My memory was of a report in Sing Out magazine but have failed to locate it there.

Pan, please put me out of my misery it's driving me nuts! :)
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Re: What is the Blues? -John Lee Hooker picture
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 03:37:23 PM »
I'm sorry but I just stumbled on it on another forum, and wanted to share it with you guys. I was so amused by it at the moment, that I completely forgot to think about the origins of it, which, if I remember correctly, were not mentioned. I went back to look for it, but can't find it anymore (I did the "search" operation with no luck). Nor do I remember who was the original poster.  How stupid of me! :(
I'll post a query and let you know if anything comes up.

Bunker Hill, somehow your story of it's origins makes the picture even funnier in my mind. ;)

Maybe someone else can help?

Pan

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Re: What is the Blues? -John Lee Hooker picture
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2007, 04:03:16 PM »
Found it!

It was on the postwar blues list.

Quote: "This picture just appeared in John Gennari's BLOWIN' HOT AND COOL. It's
Hooker at a Marshall Stearns roots of jazz lecture, blackboard diagream
by Stearns."

The picture was taken by a German photographer, Clemens Kalischer. More on this site: http://www.vaultgallery.net/kalischer.html

But where or when was it published originally, is still not answered. :-\

Pan

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Re: What is the Blues? -John Lee Hooker picture
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007, 11:36:28 PM »
Found it!

It was on the postwar blues list.

Quote: "This picture just appeared in John Gennari's BLOWIN' HOT AND COOL. It's
Hooker at a Marshall Stearns roots of jazz lecture, blackboard diagream
by Stearns."

The picture was taken by a German photographer, Clemens Kalischer. More on this site: http://www.vaultgallery.net/kalischer.html

But where or when was it published originally, is still not answered. :-\
Pan
Ouch, I'm a member of that group though I don't tend to pay very careful attention there and must have missed it. The memory was almost correct concerning the situation of the taking of the photo.

I probably saw it in either Jazz Journal or Jazz Monthly to which Stearns used to contribute during the 50s/60s. That's why I couldn't find it in Sing Out!  :(

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