DIMPLES

Latest update on 21/03/2010

Artist: John Lee Hooker
Author: John Lee Hooker/James Bracken
Label: Vee-Jay
Year: 1956

Covers:

1959:

Roland Hayes & Forrest City Joe [as You Got Dimples In Your Jaws]

1964:

Animals [see footnote]

1964:

Steampacket

1964:

Spencer Davis Group [debut single]

1970:

Johnny Jenkins

1970:

Allman Brothers Band

1983:

Smokey Wilson

1984:

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

1985:

Dr. Feelgood

1991:

Rev Brown & The Early Birds

1992:

Teisco Del Rey

1996:

Canned Heat

2001:

James Blood Ulmer

2003:

Doyle Bramhall

One of The Animals' blackest singles, landing John Lee Hooker's first tv-appearance (Ready Steady Go). That's when Dimples became a hit for him too (on Stateside). All later versions (Spencer Davis, Allman Brothers, SRV) rely on that one. What was The Animals' example? An eight year older version on Vee-Jay, blues label from Chicago, operating in the shadow of Chess. Coauthor James Bracken was one of Vee-Jay's bosses.

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