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John Lee Hooker Blues Master Works (180g Vinyl, 2- LP, 1 CD)

Blues Master Works (180g Vinyl, 2- LP, 1 CD)
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(2014/Delta Blues) 25 tracks. more

John Lee Hooker: Blues Master Works (180g Vinyl, 2- LP, 1 CD)

(2014/Delta Blues) 25 tracks.

Article properties: John Lee Hooker: Blues Master Works (180g Vinyl, 2- LP, 1 CD)

  • Interpret: John Lee Hooker

  • Album titlle: Blues Master Works (180g Vinyl, 2- LP, 1 CD)

  • Genre Blues

  • Year of publication 2014
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Label DELTA BLUES

  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 5024952630080

  • weight in Kg 0.55
Hooker, John Lee - Blues Master Works (180g Vinyl, 2- LP, 1 CD) LP 1
01 Sally May John Lee Hooker
02 Burnin' hell John Lee Hooker
03 Helpless blues John Lee Hooker
04 Let your daddy ride John Lee Hooker
05 My baby's got somethin' John Lee Hooker
06 Miss Eloise John Lee Hooker
07 Every night John Lee Hooker
08 It's my own fault John Lee Hooker
09 Little wheel John Lee Hooker
10 I'm so worried baby John Lee Hooker
11 I'm so excited John Lee Hooker
Hooker, John Lee - Blues Master Works (180g Vinyl, 2- LP, 1 CD) LP 2
01 I love you, honey John Lee Hooker
02 Unfriendly woman John Lee Hooker
03 You can lead me baby John Lee Hooker
04 I'm in the mood John Lee Hooker
05 Crawlin' kingsnake John Lee Hooker
06 Hobo blues John Lee Hooker
07 Boogie chillun John Lee Hooker
08 No shores John Lee Hooker
09 Dusty road John Lee Hooker
10 Lost a good girl John Lee Hooker
11 Want ad blues John Lee Hooker
12 No more doggin' John Lee Hooker
13 She's mine (Keep your hands to yourself) John Lee Hooker
14 Boom boom John Lee Hooker
John Lee Hooker After nomadically label-hopping for the first seven years of his... more
"John Lee Hooker"

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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