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The late John Lee Hooker was an icon of American blues music. Merging a spare, skeletal guitar style and unusual song structures with a propulsive sense of rhythm earned him a reputation as "the King of the Boogie." Hooker's music provided a stylistic bridge between the rural blues of the '30s and the raw, gutbucket electric sounds that emerged in the '50s and '60s. Produced with the participation of Hooker's estate, John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me features interviews with Hooker, members of his family, and fellow musicians alongside filmed performances from 1960 to 1994. Including collaborations with Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Foghat, John Hammond, Ry Cooder, and the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me features the songs "Boogie Chillen'," "Boom Boom," "Bottle Up and Go," "Serves Me Right To Suffer," "I'm Bad Like Jesse James," and many more. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi