Boogie Chillen’ by John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton & The Rolling Stones (Live, 1989)

When you see the likes of Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones as the backup, you know shit got real!

John Lee Hooker, possibly the coolest guy in blues history. Hooker is otherworldly. A unique, all-powerful force. Playing behind him is not so easy, and playing with him is next to impossible. So, look carefully at what Charlie Watts is doing. His drumming is perfect for thing song. Watts gets it. Very few do.

Lyrics:
Well, my mama ‘low me just to stay out all night long
Oh, Lord
Well, my mama ‘low me just to stay out all night long
I didn’t care she ‘low, I would boogie anyhow

When I first came to town, people, I was walkin’ down Hastings Street
Everybody was talkin’ about the Henry Swing Club
I decided I drop in there that night
When I got there, I say, “Yes, people”
They was really havin’ a ball
Yes, I know

Boogie Chillen’

One night I was layin’ down
I heard mama and papa talkin’
I heard papa tell mama let that boy boogie-woogie
It’s in him and it got to come out
And I felt so good
Went on boogin’ just the same

Songwriters: Besman / Hooker
Boogie Chillen lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

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