Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Boom Boom Boom
Ã¢â¬Å"Boom BoomÃ¢â¬ 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. Ã¢â¬Å"Boom BoomÃ¢â¬ has been recorded by numerous blues and other artists, including a 1965 Pop hit by The Animals. John Lee Hooker's Ã¢â¬Å"Boom BoomÃ¢â¬ has been acknowledged by the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ã¢â¬Å"Boom BoomÃ¢â¬ 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 sidemenÃ¢â¬ .  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 Ã¢â¬Å"MikeÃ¢â¬ Terry (baritone saxophone).The song became a hit, reaching #16 in the Billboard R&B chart where it spent eight weeks in 1962. 3] Ã¢â¬Å"Boom BoomÃ¢â¬ a lso made an appearance in the US pop chart (1962 at #60), one of only two Hooker singles to do so.  Thirty years later, after being featured in a Lee Jeans commercial in 1992, the song reached #16 in the UK Singles Chart.  In 1995, the song was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of Ã¢â¬Å"The Songs That Shaped Rock and RollÃ¢â¬ .  Ã¢â¬Å"Boom BoomÃ¢â¬ was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 2009 in the Ã¢â¬Å"Classics of Blues RecordingÃ¢â¬ category.