Sam Myers in Detroit - mid 20th Century

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, pages 121-122:

We're going to go way back a number of years to what happened with the late John Lee Hooker, who was originally from Clarksdale, Mississippi. He left home at an early time, back in the forties, went to Chicago and hung around awhile and then went to Detroit. He played the original clubs there like Henry's Swing Club and various bars around the area and all over the south and west sides of Detroit. Henry's Swing Club was on Hastings Street before they cut the expressway across it. That used to be the street in Detroit for the blues. John Lee Hooker used to play there and he wrote this song, …   more >>

cite as

Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 121-122. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432901776186 accessed: 17 May, 2022

location of experience: Detroit

Listeners

Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician
1936-2006

Listening to

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'Baby Please Don't Go'
written by Big Joe Williams
performed by John Lee Hooker, Texas Slim
'Boogie Chillen'
written by John Lee Hooker
performed by John Lee Hooker, Texas Slim
'Nightmare Blues'
written by John Lee Hooker
performed by John Lee Hooker, Texas Slim
'Sally Mae'
written by John Lee Hooker
performed by John Lee Hooker, Texas Slim
Devil's Stomp'
written by John Lee Hooker
performed by John Lee Hooker, Texas Slim

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 29 May 2015 13:16:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:57:11 +0100