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John Lee Hooker Blues In Transition - 1955-59 (2-CD)

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John Lee Hooker: Blues In Transition - 1955-59 (2-CD)

(1955-59) (153:53/50)

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  • Interpret: John Lee Hooker

  • Album titlle: Blues In Transition - 1955-59 (2-CD)

  • Label JASMINE

  • Price code JAS
  • Genre Blues

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0604988056228

  • weight in Kg 0.12
Hooker, John Lee - Blues In Transition - 1955-59 (2-CD) CD 1
01 Mambo Chillun John Lee Hooker
02 Time Is Marchin' John Lee Hooker
03 I'm So Worried Baby John Lee Hooker
04 Baby Lee John Lee Hooker
05 Dimples John Lee Hooker
06 Every Night John Lee Hooker
07 The Road Is Rough John Lee Hooker
08 Trouble Blues John Lee Hooker
09 Stop Talking John Lee Hooker
10 Everybody Rockin' John Lee Hooker
11 I'm So Excited John Lee Hooker
12 I See You When You're Weak John Lee Hooker
13 Crawlin' Black Spider John Lee Hooker
14 Little Wheel John Lee Hooker
15 Little Fine Woman John Lee Hooker
16 Rosie Mae John Lee Hooker
17 I Love You Honey John Lee Hooker
18 You've Taken My Woman John Lee Hooker
19 Mama You Got A Daughter John Lee Hooker
20 Maudie John Lee Hooker
21 Tennessee Blues John Lee Hooker
22 I'm In The Mood John Lee Hooker
23 Boogie Chillun John Lee Hooker
24 Hobo Blues John Lee Hooker
25 Crawlin' Kingsnake John Lee Hooker
26 Black Snake John Lee Hooker
27 How Long Blues John Lee Hooker
28 Wobblin' Baby John Lee Hooker
29 She's Long, She's Tall, She Weeps Like A Will John Lee Hooker
30 Pea Vine Special John Lee Hooker
31 Tupelo Blues John Lee Hooker
32 I'm Prison Bound John Lee Hooker
33 I Rowed A Little Boat John Lee Hooker
34 Water Boy John Lee Hooker
35 Church Bell Tone John Lee Hooker
36 Bundle Up And Go John Lee Hooker
37 Good Morning Lil' School Girl John Lee Hooker
38 Behind The Plow John Lee Hooker
39 Burning Hell John Lee Hooker
40 Graveyard Blues John Lee Hooker
41 Baby, Please Don't Go John Lee Hooker
42 Jackson, Tennessee John Lee Hooker
43 You Live Your Life And I'll Live Mine John Lee Hooker
44 Smokestack Lightnin' John Lee Hooker
45 How Can You Do It John Lee Hooker
46 I Don't Want No Woman If Her Hair Ain't Longe John Lee Hooker
47 I Rolled And Turned And Cried The Whole Night John Lee Hooker
48 Blues For My Baby John Lee Hooker
49 Key To The High Way John Lee Hooker
50 Natchez Fire John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker After nomadically label-hopping for the first seven years of his... more
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John Lee Hooker

After nomadically label-hopping for the first seven years of his astonishingly prolific recording career, Mississippi Delta émigré John Lee Hooker settled into a relatively exclusive relationship with Chicago’s Vee-Jay Records in 1955. Things had changed dramatically on the R&B front since 1949; no longer would a haunting solo blues piece like the Hook’s Boogie Chillen (it’s on BCD 16921, Disc One) find its way to the top of the charts now that rock 'n' roll had captured the teenage demographic.

Still, there remained a solid southern market for blues, and John Lee was happy to help fill it on Vee-Jay through 1964 (granted, there were dalliances with a number of other labels during that span). His first Vee-Jay date, conducted in Chicago in October of ’55, found him in the company of labelmate Jimmy Reed, guitarist Eddie Taylor (a steadying presence for both Reed and Hooker whenever they entered the studio), bassist George Washington, and drummer Tom Whitehead, who had been playing sessions with the Boogie Man since 1953 and clearly knew the territory.

Reed was absent for Hooker’s Vee-Jay encore session, held March 27, 1956, but the rhythm section remained constant. Among the enduring gems laid down that day was the rollicking Dimples, a standard in John Lee’s repertoire from then on. He’s listed as writing it with Jimmy Bracken, the co-owner of Vee-Jay. Hooker was fretting an electric guitar instead of the acoustic he used on his first Detroit sessions (ironically, he’d have to retrieve it when the folk-blues trend hit).

Hooker’s Vee-Jay stint produced some of the most polished recordings he ever made, thanks to stellar musicianship by Taylor and his comrades, who seemed to cope with Hooker’s erratic timing better than just about anyone else he’d recorded with. At the end of 1958, John Lee would find his way back onto the R&B charts for the first time in more than seven years with I Love You Honey. He scored nationally again in 1960 with No Shoes. But as it turned out, the John Lee Hooker story was just getting underway.

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

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Tracklist
Hooker, John Lee - Blues In Transition - 1955-59 (2-CD) CD 1
01 Mambo Chillun
02 Time Is Marchin'
03 I'm So Worried Baby
04 Baby Lee
05 Dimples
06 Every Night
07 The Road Is Rough
08 Trouble Blues
09 Stop Talking
10 Everybody Rockin'
11 I'm So Excited
12 I See You When You're Weak
13 Crawlin' Black Spider
14 Little Wheel
15 Little Fine Woman
16 Rosie Mae
17 I Love You Honey
18 You've Taken My Woman
19 Mama You Got A Daughter
20 Maudie
21 Tennessee Blues
22 I'm In The Mood
23 Boogie Chillun
24 Hobo Blues
25 Crawlin' Kingsnake
26 Black Snake
27 How Long Blues
28 Wobblin' Baby
29 She's Long, She's Tall, She Weeps Like A Will
30 Pea Vine Special
31 Tupelo Blues
32 I'm Prison Bound
33 I Rowed A Little Boat
34 Water Boy
35 Church Bell Tone
36 Bundle Up And Go
37 Good Morning Lil' School Girl
38 Behind The Plow
39 Burning Hell
40 Graveyard Blues
41 Baby, Please Don't Go
42 Jackson, Tennessee
43 You Live Your Life And I'll Live Mine
44 Smokestack Lightnin'
45 How Can You Do It
46 I Don't Want No Woman If Her Hair Ain't Longe
47 I Rolled And Turned And Cried The Whole Night
48 Blues For My Baby
49 Key To The High Way
50 Natchez Fire