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The Sound of Teardrops: John Lee Hooker

Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix, The, 5 January 1998

HOW DEEP IS John Lee Hooker's blues? "You can't go no deeper than me and my guitar," he says. "I open my mouth, and it's there. I get so deep the teardrops come into my eyes. That's why I wear my dark glasses – so you won't see the teardrops."

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