Tag Archives: John Lee Hooker

#229 – David Clayton Thomas pt. 2 – Blood, Sweat & Tears, Woodstock and John Lee Hooker

Did you know Blood Sweat & Tears played Woodstock?  Why weren’t they included in the film and soundtrack footage?  We find out the answer to that and much more as our conversation with former BS&T frontman David Clayton Thomas continues.  He discusses how his friendship with bluesman John Lee Hooker helped jumpstart his career in New York, and how no one expected the runaway success of the band’s second album, which sold 10 million copies in its first year of release.

#161 – Omar & the Howlers – I’m Gone


Omar Dykes is celebrating 50 years in the music business with the release of a brand new album, his first with his band, the Howlers in eight years, I’m Gone.  We talk with the blues survivor about hooking back up with many of the musicians that’ve played with him over the years, his unique recording technique (no rehearsing allowed!), and the release of his first-ever career retrospective, Omar & the Howlers Essential Collection.  He also tells a great story about sneaking “across the tracks” to hear the music of the blues.