Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Boom Boom Boom

â€Å"Boom Boom† is a blues song written by John Lee Hooker and recorded in 1961. The song was a hit in the US in 1962 and in the UK 1992. â€Å"Boom Boom† has been recorded by numerous blues and other artists, including a 1965 Pop hit by The Animals. John Lee Hooker's â€Å"Boom Boom† has been acknowledged by the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. â€Å"Boom Boom† is an uptempo stop-time blues song that does not follow a typical twelve-bar blues pattern. Hooker's sense of timing was his and his alone, demanding big-eared sidemen†. [2] Backing John Lee Hooker (vocal and guitar) are members of the Funk Brothers (Joe Hunter (piano), James Jamerson (bass), and Benny Benjamin (drums)); plus Larry Veeder (guitar), Hank Cosby (tenor saxophone), and Andrew â€Å"Mike† Terry (baritone saxophone).The song became a hit, reaching #16 in the Billboard R&B chart where it spent eight weeks in 1962. 3] â€Å"Boom Boom† a lso made an appearance in the US pop chart (1962 at #60), one of only two Hooker singles to do so. [3] Thirty years later, after being featured in a Lee Jeans commercial in 1992, the song reached #16 in the UK Singles Chart. [4] In 1995, the song was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of â€Å"The Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll†. [5] â€Å"Boom Boom† was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 2009 in the â€Å"Classics of Blues Recording† category. [6]

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