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Frisco Blues
by John Lee Hooker
On this day in the #HistoryJuke in 1962 Tony Bennett recorded the #JazzStandard #ILeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco his signature song...This is John Lee Hooker's #blues take on which I personally like more #BetterThanTheOriginal

Blues great recorded his own version that was released under the titles "Frisco" and "Frisco Blues." When Hooker spoke with Bruce Pollock in 1985, he said, "I love 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco.' When I heard that song I couldn't help it. I said, I gotta do it as a blues. So I wrote 'Frisco.' I love Tony Bennett. I just love his voice. I want to meet him so bad. There are certain types of songs that fit my music just like that. I turn it around and it becomes mine."

The song was originally written for the opera singer Claramae Turner, who often used it as an encore, but she never got around to recording it. "My friend Mr. Bennett got hold of it and it became his song rather than mine," she told The Daily Mail. "I had sung it all over the United States in my concerts and it was very well known through my singing of it."
~ http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=6498 has more about the tune

I almost juked Joan Jett and the Blackhearts version instead before realizing I have juked Joan multiple times and can't remember if I jammed a Hooker or not


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1997 - Pointblank - United States
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