They show once again that electric blues easily goes hand in hand with the energy of rock and punk music. The five women of Jane Lee Hooker from New York City infuse the grit and attitude of their hometown into the blues.
‘Wade In The Water’ power song!
Wade In The Water, is their powerhouse hit song with a whole lot of attitude. High, gritty and powerful vocals are mixed with heavy bass and bad ass guitar solos. This song is like a destructive 4×4 pick up crossing through wild swamps leaving everything behind. But above all, the four minutes this song last go by in a heartbeat.
Inspiration from Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Johnny Winter
With double lead guitars, a hard-driving rhythm section, and soul-scouring vocals, Jane Lee Hooker honors the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Johnny Winter, Big Mama Thornton, and other blues greats. Few bands today deliver the goods with as much raw soul as Jane Lee Hooker.
When I bought my first Muddy Waters Record which was “Hard Again” released in 1977 I saw this cool picture of Muddy, James Cotton and Texas guitar hero Johnny Winter laughin’. That album was an absolute masterpierce and still one of my favorite blues albums. As a solo guitarist Winter made numerous album in which you can hear his guitar virtousity. Song like “Shake Your Moneymaker” and “Straycat Blues” are good examples of what a skillful guitarist he was.
‘Life Is Hard’ is a song in Winters trademark guitar style, a slow blues song filled with guitar virtuosity and the lyrics novel like. Johnny released this song on his album Let Me In from 1991.
Life ain’t easy It’s a long, hard, rocky road Well it’s dog, dog eat dog And survival of the fittest, so I’m told…