Boogie Til You Drop

Published February 15, 2018 in Warp & Woof Boogie Til You Drop John Lee Hooker and Roots Music William Sundwick Nobody knows for sure when or where he was born. We know it was somewhere near Clarksdale, Mississippi, probably in 1917, but it could have been 1912, or even 1920. Poor, illiterate, black sharecropper birthsContinue reading “Boogie Til You Drop”

Who Do You Love? Bo Diddley’s Masterpiece

Published October 5, 2017 in Warp & Woof Who Do You Love? Bo Diddley’s Masterpiece William Sundwick On Chicago’s South Side, in the 1940s, a rich culture of recently arrived African-Americans from the rural South made for an enduring musical legacy. While not the sole birthplace of what we came to know as “Rock-and-Roll,” theContinue reading “Who Do You Love? Bo Diddley’s Masterpiece”