Friends Remember JOHN LEE HOOKER
Sweetwater & THE BOTH/AND







John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an influential American post-war blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter born in Coahoma County near Clarksdale, Mississippi. His Destiny Path: 3, number of positive communication, harmony, spontaneity, and personal formulae for balance. It is the idea of waltz time, and the rhythm of the universe as she breathes in and out.

DOB: August 22, 1917, 12:00 PM (solar chart)
Cohoma County MS

Sun 29°02' Leo, the Winged Lion, conjunct alpha star Regulus, the 'King Maker'
Sun sextile Pluto orb -6°07'

Mercury 26°20' Virgo
Mercury conjunction Venus orb +3°56'
Mercury bi-quintile Uranus orb +1°05'

Neptune 5°32' Leo [composer, musician]
Saturn conjunction Neptune orb +1°57'
Neptune semi-sextile Pluto orb +0°22'
Jupiter sextile Neptune orb -3°35'
Venus sextile Neptune orb -5°14'


Louis Armstrong's Ham Hocks and Red Beans recipe

Source: A Date with a Dish, a Cookbook of American Negro Recipes
by Freda DeKnight,
New York: Hermitage Press, Inc, 1948
Serves 6.

1 pound dried red beans water
1 pound ham hock
1 bay leaf
1 pod red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1 onion, diced
1 pod garlic, minced

Wash beans and soak two to three hours or overnight if preferred.

When ready to cook, drain off water and put beans in large pot with two quarts cold water. Let water heat thoroughly, then add ham hocks, herbs, onion and garlic. Cook slowly but steadily at least two hours or until tender enough to mash easily.

When done, place in a dish and lay ham hocks on top. May be served with Louis Armstrong's Rice.


Quincy Jones' Thriller Ribs recipe

2 rib racks
2 teaspoons Spike seasoning
1 teaspoon Accent seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
5 racks baby back ribs (about 5 pound)
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 large jalapeno peppers, minced
2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
2 green bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 yellow bell peppers, thinly sliced

In a cup, combine Spike and Accent seasonings and black pepper. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon seasoning mixture on each side of the rib racks.

In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, jalapeno peppers, and remaining seasoning mixture. Rub the garlic mixture on the top and bottom of the ribs. Line a large roasting pan (17 x 11 1/2 inches) with enough foil to wrap all the ribs. Spread a layer of onions and bell peppers on top of the foil. Place 2 rib racks, side by side, on the vegetables. Continue to layer the onions and peppers and the ribs. Tightly wrap the marinated ribs in the foil and refrigerate for 2 days.

Remove the pan from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Before placing the ribs in the oven, reduce the temperature to 300 degrees F. Bake the foil-wrapped ribs for 6 to 8 hours.

Remove the ribs. Spoon off the fat from the liquid in the pan and discard, reserving the pan juices. Cut each rack into three sections and serve with the vegetables and pan juices, plus sides of rice and chopped tomato-and-cucumber salad.

Makes about 8 servings.

Note from Quincy: "There are two secrets to the ribs: marinade and time. It's a dry marinade, not a sauce. The meat is packed tight with garlic, green peppers, jalapenos, onions, seasonings. Basically you're mainlining the meat with all that good stuff. You wrap the marinated ribs in tinfoil and refrigerate them for two days. Then you cook them for—well, you can cook them for six hours, but I do it for eight. And the great part is that the meat just falls off the bone."

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What is a Both/And? Great 60s hang out within walking distance from anywhere in the Haight ~ fabulous stars like John Lee Hooker, Roland Kirk, and Thelonious Monk! Directions to the Both/And * Haight to Divisadero, cross street at light and turn right on Divisadero. Follow music for about 1/2 block and you'll see the door!

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