Boogie Chillen

Sometimes a song needs very little musical garnish. In 1948 they sat John Lee Hooker down in a postage-stamp-size Detroit backroom. They hooked a mike to his Stella guitar, dropped a mike in a toilet to get some echo, gave him a board to tap his foot and out came BOOGIE CHILLEN. Next miracle was Gene Nobles at WLAC. He played the song 10 straight times one night. The record blew up to R&B #1. Musical minimalism.