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John Lee Hooker
Published August 1, 2005

Come And See About Me: The Definitive DVD
Eagle Eye Media

“I had a strong feeling I was gonna be a star,” says the late blues icon John Lee Hooker in an interview on this appropriately subtitled definitive DVD. And that he was: Boogie king Hooker has influenced generations of blues, rock and folk artists, several of whom—Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, and the Rolling Stones with guest guitarist Eric Clapton among them—are showcased in the set’s musical performances. Footage dating back to the early ’60s highlights the set, but Hooker remained a compelling artist even as the years rolled on. Raitt calls him the “real deal” here. No arguments on that.