Today in Music History – Feb. 27

Today in Music History – Feb. 27
In 1962, Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The record, released only 10 …. He polished his blues sound and toured for seven-and-a-half years with John Lee Hooker. He moved to Georgia, became a bandleader for Otis …
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A Brief History of the Wah-Wah, a Musical Accident
Another lesser-known musician from Chicago, Earl Hooker, also crafted a blazing wah-wah style of his own, which no doubt influenced the blues-heavy sounds of the more famous aforementioned players. While the details of Earl Hooker's life remain sketchy …
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