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Earl Hooker

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If there is a far more immaculate glide guitarist surviving in Chicago through the 1950s and ’60s than Earl Hooker, his name has yet to surface area. Boasting a fretboard contact so even and clean that each be aware rang as apparent and precise being a bell, Hooker was an endlessly inventive axeman who likely have already been a superstar had his humble vocal abilities matched up his instrumental prowess and acquired he not really been dogged by tuberculosis (it wiped out him at age group 41). Born within the Mississippi Delta, Hooker found its way to Chicago as a kid. There he was inspired by another glide wizard, veteran Robert Nighthawk. But Hooker hardly ever continued to be still for lengthy. He ran abroad at age group 13, journeying to Mississippi. After another stint in Chicago, he rambled back again to the Delta once again, using Ike Turner and Sonny Boy Williamson. Hooker produced his initial recordings in 1952 and 1953 for Rockin’, Ruler, and Sun. On the last mentioned, he documented some terrific edges with pianist Pinetop Perkins (Sam Phillips inexplicably sat on Hooker’s blazing rendition of “The Hucklebuck”). Back Chicago once again, Hooker’s amazing dexterity was intermittently showcased on singles for Argo, C.J., and Bea & Baby through the middle- to past due ’50s just before he joined pushes with manufacturer Mel London (owner of the principle and Age group logos) in 1959. For another four years, he documented both as sideman and innovator for the maker, support Junior Wells, Lillian Offitt, Ricky Allen, along with a.C. Reed and slicing his personal sizzling instrumentals (“Blue Acoustic guitar,” “Blues in D-Natural”). He also added pungent slip function to Muddy Waters’ Chess waxing “You Shook Me.” Possibilities to record grew sparse after Age group folded; Hooker produced some tantalizing edges for Sauk Town, WI’s Cuca Information from 1964 to 1968 (many featuring steel acoustic guitar virtuoso Freddie Roulette). Hooker’s amazing prowess (he actually were able to make the feared wah-wah pedal a practical blues device) finally drew improved attention through the past due ’60s. He cut LPs for Arhoolie, ABC-BluesWay, and Blue Thumb that didn’t similar what he’d completed at Age, however they do serve to bring in Hooker for an viewers outside Chicago and wherever his regular travels transferred him. But tuberculosis halted his wandering methods completely in 1970.

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Full Name Earl Hooker
Died April 21, 1970, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession Guitarist
Nationality American
Music Songs Two Bugs and a Roach, Blue Guitar, Off the Hook, End of the Blues, Sweet Black Angel, Blues in D Natural, The Moon Is Rising, Two Bugs in a Rug, Frog Hop, Love Ain't a Plaything, Guitar Rag, You Don't Love Me, Universal Rock, You Don't Want Me, Rockin' Wild, The Leading Brand, How Long Can This Go On, Earl's Boogie Woogie, New Riviera, Hooker 'n' Steve, Rockin' With the Kid, These Cotton Pickin' Blues, Swear to Tell the Truth, Calling All Blues, Conversion Blues, Come to Me Right Away, Baby, Strung-Out Woman Blues, Improvisations on Dust My Broom, I'm Your Main Man, The Hucklebuck, New Sweet Black Angel, Nothing but Good
Albums Hooker and Steve, There's a Fungus Among Us, The Genius of Earl Hooker, Two Bugs and a Roach, Don't Have to Worry, Sweet Black Angel, Hooker 'n Steve (with Steve Miller), Play Your Guitar, Mr. Hooker!, Smooth Slidin', The Blues Collection 33: Earl Hooker & Junior Wells, Messin' With the Kid, Simply the Best


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#Fact
1 Was once bitten by a copperhead snake.
2 Graduated from Bearden High School in Knoxville. Later attended the University of Tennessee.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inheritance 2017/I post-production Effy Monroe
Small Town Crime 2017 post-production
Bella 2016/I post-production Nurse Charlotte Warren
You're Gonna Miss Me 2016 completed Zelda Montana
A Very Sordid Wedding post-production Sissy Hickey
Vice Principals 2017 TV Series Nash
Better Things 2016 TV Series Jace
Message from the King 2016 Mrs. Lazlo
Blood Father 2016 Cherise
Hell or High Water 2016/II Elsie
In the Shadows of the Rainbow 2016 Short
Poor Boy 2016 Deb Chilson
Lawless Range 2016 Coleen Donnelly
Waffle Street 2015 Crazy Kathy
Regression 2015/I Rose Gray
Documentary Now! 2015 TV Series Joelle Fellweather
What Lola Wants 2015 Mama
Backstrom 2015 TV Series Judge Nunn
Ain't It Nowhere 2015 Aunt Sissie
Sons of Anarchy 2014 TV Series Renee O'Leary Egan
The Possession of Michael King 2014 Beverly
The Middle 2014 TV Series Sandy
Justified 2014 TV Series Judith
White Bird in a Blizzard 2014 Mrs. Hillman
Come Find Me 2013 Short Mrs. Sugar
Bonnie & Clyde 2013 TV Mini-Series Cummie Barrow
The Trials of Cate McCall 2013 Mrs. Stubbs
Raitoningu ritânzu: Fainaru fantajî XIII 2013 Video Game Additional Voices (voice)
Southern Baptist Sissies 2013 Odette
Last Man Standing 2013 TV Series Dorris
Dark Around the Stars 2013 Rita
True Blood 2012-2013 TV Series Martha Bozeman
9 Full Moons 2013 Billie
The Big Ask 2013 Lori
Evidence 2013 Katrina Fleishman
Iron Man Three 2013 Mrs. Davis
Southland 2013 TV Series Maureen
Lost on Purpose 2013 Retta Lee
Raising Hope 2012-2013 TV Series Patty
C.O.G. 2013 Debbie
Grey's Anatomy 2013 TV Series Emily 'Gasoline' Bennett
Blues for Willadean 2012 Rayleen Hobbs
My Greatest Teacher 2012
Tales of Everyday Magic 2012 Maggie
The Happiest Person in America 2012 Short Meg
The Guilt Trip 2012 Tammy
The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez 2012 Denise
The Yellow Wallpaper 2012/II Jennie Gilman
Being Flynn 2012 Marie
Child of the Desert 2011 Short Elia
2 Broke Girls 2011 TV Series Elena
Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked 2011 Short Oona - the wench
Manic 2011 Hotel Clerk - Honey
Super 8 2011 Edie
Funny or Die Presents... 2011 TV Series Prostitute (segment "Do You Want to See a Dead Body?")
All Signs of Death 2010 TV Movie Thea
Weeds 2010 TV Series Sugarpop
Law & Order: LA 2010 TV Series Sally Ricks
Criminal Minds 2010 TV Series Carol
Winter's Bone 2010 Merab
Bones 2010 TV Series Marsha Vinton
A Perfect Getaway 2009 Earth Momma
Princess Protection Program 2009 TV Movie Helen
My Name Is Earl 2005-2009 TV Series Patty
Breaking Bad 2009 TV Series Spooge's Woman
Sordid Lives: The Series 2008 TV Series Glyndora Roberts
Leaving Barstow 2008 Linda
Changeling 2008 Patient
Dark Canvas 2008 Wilma
Trailer Park of Terror 2008 Daryl
Life 2007 TV Series The Stickler
Ugly Betty 2007 TV Series Sugar Free Shirley
Take 2007 Truck Woman
Shark 2007 TV Series Nancy Padget
Justice 2006 TV Series Teresa Chandler
Nichts als Gespenster 2006 Annie
The Closer 2006 TV Series Anna Larson
Cold Case 2006 TV Series Reba Dautry
Gilmore Girls 2006 TV Series Ruthie
Yes, Dear 2005 TV Series Lulu
Close to Home 2005 TV Series Mrs. Price
Domino 2005 Edna Fender
Our Very Own 2005 Skillet
Numb3rs 2005 TV Series Karen
ER 2004 TV Series Mrs. Price
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 TV Series Waitress Cassie
10-8: Officers on Duty 2004 TV Series Tracey Johnson / Norma
Dragnet 2003 TV Series Kathleen Anderson's Mother
Frasier 2003 TV Series Mrs. Grant
The Beast 2001 TV Series
The X-Files 2001 TV Series Game Warden
Christy: Choices of the Heart 2001 TV Mini-Series Opal McHone
The Pledge 2001/I Strom
Christy: The Movie 2000 TV Movie Opal McHone
Sordid Lives 2000 Glyndora
City of Angels 2000 TV Series Rose Odalee Greenup
For Your Love 2000 TV Series Trashy Woman
Prison of Secrets 1997 TV Movie
High Incident 1996 TV Series Jane Doe
The Client 1995 TV Series Estelle
The Journey of August King 1995 Jenny
Christy 1994-1995 TV Series Opal McHone
Cagney & Lacey: Together Again 1995 TV Movie Gloria
Running Wild 1995 Judith (as Dale Dicky)
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love 1995 Regina

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Regression' 2016 Video documentary short Herself
Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends 2014 TV Short Herself
Actors Entertainment 2012 TV Series Herself
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
Moving Pictures Live! 2010 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Family Feud 2008 TV Series Patty

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Career So Far Award Chlotrudis Awards
2011 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Winter's Bone (2010)
2010 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Winter's Bone (2010) · Jennifer Lawrence
· John Hawkes
· Lauren Sweetser
· Garret Dillahunt
· Kevin Breznahan

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Jury Prize Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festival Best Acting Ensemble Bella (2016) · Ciera Danielle
· May Quigley
· Emmett Skilton
· Stan Harrington
· Michael John Benzaia
· Alice O'Connor
· Ella Jane Rossman
· Spencer Garrett
· Jeremy Olson
2011 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actress Winter's Bone (2010)
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actress Winter's Bone (2010)
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance Winter's Bone (2010) · Sheryl Lee
· Casey MacLaren
· John Hawkes
· Garret Dillahunt
· Shelley Waggener
· Kevin Breznahan
· Jennifer Lawrence
· Tate Taylor

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actress Winter's Bone (2010)


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