Trying to figure out the name of a John Lee Hooker song.

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Trying to figure out the name of a John Lee Hooker song.

Postby muddywolf » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:37 am

A John Lee Hooker song is heard at the beginning of Bill Wymans Blues Odyssey documentary.

Could someone tell me what the name of the song is?

Here is a link to the clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz52ItP7cCw

Thanks
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Re: Trying to figure out the name of a John Lee Hooker song.

Postby Ben Covington » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:31 pm

He's probably recorded this more than once but think the version we are hearing is I'm Going Upstairs recorded for VeeJay January 4, 1961 and issued on The Folklore Of John Lee Hooker (LP 1033).

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Re: Trying to figure out the name of a John Lee Hooker song.

Postby Les Again » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:26 pm

That is a cover of Howling Wolf's How Many More Years.
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Re: Trying to figure out the name of a John Lee Hooker song.

Postby muddywolf » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:27 pm

Nobody else recognizes this song either.

I love the groove of and would like to download it if I could figure out the name.

The lyrics to my ear go like this:

I'm goin' upstairs and bringin down all my clothes

I'm goin' upstairs and bringin' down all my clothes

Well I know Babe

You'll never know
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Re: Trying to figure out the name of a John Lee Hooker song.

Postby muddywolf » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:08 am

The tune is called "I'm Going Upstairs"

I couldn't wait any longer I needed to boogie to the full version of this song.

You gotta love the rhythm guitar and that bass note he throws into the mix.

Is that bass note a hammer on?

Does anybody know?

Here is the full version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS9gQeOzQMk

Enjoy!
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