John Lee Hooker
8th Annual Juneteenth Blues Festival
June 23, 1984 (approximately)
Houston, TX


KPFT-FM, Houston, TX.

0-radio intro
1-Too Many Women
2-I Ain't Gonna Worry About You No More
3-Boom Boom Boom Boom
4-Good Morning
5-You're So Fine
6-Worried Life Blues
8-JLH interview
9-radio outro

June 19, 2011

About Juneteenth:

On June 19 ("Juneteenth"), 1865, Union general Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation in Galveston, thus belatedly bringing about the freeing of 250,000 slaves in Texas. The tidings of freedom reached slaves gradually as individual plantation owners read the proclamation to their bondsmen over the months following the end of the war. The news elicited an array of personal celebrations, some of which have been described in The Slave Narratives of Texas (1974). The first broader celebrations of Juneteenth were used as political rallies and to teach freed African Americanqv about their voting rights. Within a short time, however, Juneteenth was marked by festivities throughout the state, some of which were organized by official Juneteenth committees.