The venerable Blues Foundation of Memphis Tennessee has announced its picks for the 2013 Blues Hall of Fame.
Included in the line-up was none other than Chicago slide blues guitar great Earl Hooker, cousin of the great John Lee Hooker.
Doing his thing in the 50s and 60s, Earl primarily put his guitar talents to work in the support of his contemporaries, like Pinetop Perkins, Muddy Waters and his cousin.
But the man could sing.
Check him out, singing and a sliding, in the following video:
Other inductees include guitarist Jody Williams, soul-blues singer Otis Clay, blues pianist Little Brother Montgomery and a man who’s still working his blues chops today, Mr Joe Louis Walker.
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