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Re: Carroll O'Connor and John Lee Hooker pass on

Jeremy Mixer wrote:
>The single most amazing thing I ever thought about Hooker was how in
>interviews, he had such a thick accent, mumbled a lot, and while you could
>understand what he was saying sometimes you really had to listen hard. But
>as soon as the music started, that man had such a perfect blues voice.

I've noticed that with many musicians (especially Brits).  In an interview
you have to strain to make out what they say between the mumbling and heavy
accent, but when they sing it's clear & intelligible.