SOU-130766

JOHN LEE HOOKER I'M JOHN LEE HOOKER + TRAVELIN '

8,26 €

Product details

2 LPs ON 1 CD + 5 BONUS TRACKS

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“One of the great blues collections of the post-World War II era.”


John Lee Hooker developed a “talking blues” style that became his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta tradition, his metrically free approach and unique sound would make him a staple of the Detroit blues tradition. Often called the “King of the Boogie”, Hooker’s driving, rhythmic approach to guitar playing has become an integral part of the blues. His thunderous electric guitar sounded raw, while his basic technique was riveting. This quintessential collector’s edition includes two of Hooker’s finest albums: I’m John Lee Hooker (1959) and Travelin’ (1960), both originally released by the Vee-Jay label. These two blues masterpieces have been packaged together in this very special release, which also includes 5 bonus tracks from the same period. Contained here is the cream of the crop from Hooker’s hitmaking stretch for Vee-Jay records during his most inspired years. Without a doubt, this is the material upon which John Lee Hooker’s legend was built.

PERSONNEL:

JOHN LEE HOOKER,
vocals and guitar, plus:
Eddie Taylor, Lefty Bates, Eddie Kirkland (guitar),
George Washington (bass)
Frankie Bradford, Joe Hunter (piano),
Tom Whitehead, Jimmy Turner, Richard Johnson (drums)
Jimmy Reed (harmonica), among others.

Recorded in Detroit and Chicago, between 1954 and 1960.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET, RARE PHOTOS,
VINTAGE MEMORABILIA, DETAILED LINER NOTES


TRACKS:

I’M JOHN LEE HOOKER
01. DIMPLES 2:17
02. HOBO BLUES 2:49
03. I’M SO EXCITED 2:54
04. I LOVE YOU HONEY 2:35
05. BOOGIE CHILUN 2:36
06. LITTLE WHEEL 2:35
07. I’M IN THE MOOD 2:45
08. MAUDIE 2:21
09. CRAWLIN’ KING SNAKE 2:43
10. EVERY NIGHT 3:00
11. TIME IS MARCHING 3:03
12. BABY LEE 2:53

TRAVELIN’
13. NO SHOES 2:26
14. I WANNA WALK 2:15
15. CANAL STREET BLUES 2:55
16. RUN ON 2:12
17. I’M A STRANGER 2:42
18. WHISKEY AND WIMMEN 2:59
19. SOLID SENDER 2:36
20. SUNNY LAND 2:30
21. GOIN’ TO CALIFORNIA 2:24
22. I CAN’T BELIEVE 2:50
23. I’LL KNOW TONIGHT 2:41
24. DUSTY ROAD 2:21

BONUS TRACKS
25. MAMBO CHILLUN 2:53
26. BABY, PLEASE DON’T GO 2:31
27. TIME IS MARCHING 3:03
28. SHAKE, HOLLER AND RUN 2:31
29. BOOGIE RAMBLER 3:03

TOTAL TIME: 77:09

Reference: SOU-130766
Label: SOUL JAM
Label code: 600804
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028698189