John Lee Hooker The Vee Jay Years

John Lee Hooker - The Vee-Jay Years 1955-1964 (1992) [Box Set]

John Lee Hooker - The Vee-Jay Years 1955-1964 (1992) [Box Set]
XLD Rip | 6 CDs | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log => 2.02 GB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps => 891 MB | Full scans => 488 MB
Label: Charly Holdings Inc. | Catalog.#: CD RED BOX 6 | Genre: Blues

In the mid '60s the Chicago based label Vee Jay put out a Hooker LP entitled 'Is he the world's greatest blues singer?', well, it is safe to say now that Hooker is certainly a prime contender. Despite being labelled as an anachronism. Mr. Hooker has proved to be with B.B. King the most successful of all blues artists. A big seller to the black audiences of the late '40s/early '50s and up today, an international celebrity.

John Lee Hooker - The Vee-Jay Singles Collection (2013)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at June 29, 2016
John Lee Hooker - The Vee-Jay Singles Collection (2013)

John Lee Hooker - The Vee-Jay Singles Collection (2013)
Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 110 min | 252 MB
Label: Not Now Music | Rel: 2013

The 40 tracks on this set not only contain John Lee Hooker's complete Vee-Jay output prior to 1962 but also arguably the best work of his career. While he would go on to celebrate a lengthy and successful career, including a late resurgence in popularity towards the end of the 20th century, tracks such as 'Boogie Chillun', 'Hobo Blues', 'Crawlin King Snake', 'Tupelo' and 'Boom Boom' remain timeless reminders of a Bluesman in his prime.
John Lee Hooker - The Classic Early Years 1948-1951 (2002) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - The Classic Early Years 1948-1951 (2002) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.2 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 840 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Delta Blues, Detroit Blues, Country Blues | Label: JSP Records | # JSPCD7703 | Time: 05:01:54

This four-disc box from London's JSP Records collects an astounding 100 songs recorded by John Lee Hooker in Detroit from the years 1948 to 1952, including his first two sides ever, the signature tunes "Boogie Chillen" and "Sally Mae." Most of the tracks here are done solo, with Hooker's ever-present foot-stomping, although a few feature other musicians on loose-limbed blues boogies. Since Hooker never significantly altered his style during his long career, these first recordings set the stage for all that came after, and he arguably never sounded fresher or better. Four discs worth of this throwback Mississippi bluesman will be severe overkill for casual listeners, but diehard Hooker fans will find this box set absolutely essential.
John Lee Hooker - The Classic Early Years 1948-1951 [4CD Box Set] (2002)

John Lee Hooker - The Classic Early Years 1948-1951 [4CD Box Set] (2002)
4CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +SCANS | June 11, 2002 | 1.11 Gb
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JSP Records | Hotfile, Fileserve

This four-disc box from London's JSP Records collects an astounding 100 songs recorded by John Lee Hooker in Detroit from the years 1948 to 1952, including his first two sides ever, the signature tunes "Boogie Chillen" and "Sally Mae." Most of the tracks here are done solo, with Hooker's ever-present foot-stomping, although a few feature other musicians on loose-limbed blues boogies. Since Hooker never significantly altered his style during his long career, these first recordings set the stage for all that came after, and he arguably never sounded fresher or better. Four discs worth of this throwback Mississippi bluesman will be severe overkill for casual listeners, but diehard Hooker fans will find this box set absolutely essential.
John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker (1959) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2015}

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker (1959) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2015}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 358 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 159 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 54 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered
© 1959, 2015 Riverside / Soul Jam Records | 600869
Blues / Country Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit Blues

In 1959, John Lee Hooker signed a one-off deal with the Riverside label to record an acoustic session of the country blues. It was a key change from his earlier recordings, most of which had featured Hooker on an electric guitar with his trademark reverb and stomping foot. Folk purists of the day were delighted with COUNTRY BLUES, believing Hooker had returned to his roots, leaving the "glitzy commercialism" of R&B behind. But some Hooker fans considered COUNTRY BLUES a "betrayal" of his true sound. The truth is probably somewhere in-between. Remember, John Lee Hooker is always John Lee Hooker, regardless of the format. If you like Hooker, or acoustic blues, buy this album. It is an intimate session featuring standards like "How Long", "Bottle Up and Go", as well as Hooker's first recorded take on "Tupelo", one of his all-time classics.
John Lee Hooker - The Big Soul Of John Lee Hooker (1963) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2016}

John Lee Hooker - The Big Soul Of John Lee Hooker (1963) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2016}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 360 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 124 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered
© 1963, 2016 Vee Jay / Soul Jam Records | 600881
Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Electric Blues / Blues Revival / Delta Blues

This release presents one of John Lee Hooker's finest albums, The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker. It was recorded in 1962 and released by Vee-Jay Records. Here the bluesman explores the soul and R&B sounds of the early ‘60s, while maintaining the essence of his own boogieblues style. His gritty voice is as heavily emotive and unshakable as ever on these recordings. Hooker is backed by the seed of one of the most successful studio bands of all time, which would later be known as The Funk Brothers (the Motown studio band), as well as by a wonderful female backing vocal group. In addition to the original masterpiece, this remastered collector's edition also contains 10 bonus tracks from the same period, and constitutes one of the peaks of John Lee Hooker's incomparable musical legacy.
John Lee Hooker - The Folk Lore Of John Lee Hooker & Folk Blues (1961-62) {2on1 Hoodoo Records rel 2014}

John Lee Hooker - The Folk Lore Of John Lee Hooker & Folk Blues (1961-62) {2on1 Hoodoo Records rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 406 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 181 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered
© 1961-62, 2014 Vee Jay / Crown / Hoodoo Records | 263499
Blues / Electric Blues / Blues Revival / Delta Blues

Two classic Hooker LPs, all digitally re-mastered, 22 solid slabs of dark, leathery, brooding nostalgia. This is the electric blues at its very roots. If there’s still anyone out there reading this magazine who hasn’t at least one Hooker album in their collection, then you’re still a long way from qualifying as a blues aficionado. So this is a good place to start. This stripped-bare, one man and a growling electric guitar (on most tracks) music is the stuff those guys who fled the south for the auto production lines in the north used to listen to.
John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Country Blues, Acoustic Delta Blues, Folk Blues | Original Blues Classics/Riverside | # OBCCD-542-2 (RLP-838) | 00:42:48

In 1959, John Lee Hooker signed a one-off deal with the Riverside label to record an acoustic session of the country blues. It was a key change from his earlier recordings, most of which had featured Hooker on an electric guitar with his trademark reverb and stomping foot. Folk purists of the day were delighted with COUNTRY BLUES, believing Hooker had returned to his roots, leaving the "glitzy commercialism" of R&B behind. But some Hooker fans considered COUNTRY BLUES a "betrayal" of his true sound.

John Lee Hooker - The Best Of Friends (2007)  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 16, 2015
John Lee Hooker - The Best Of Friends (2007)

John Lee Hooker - The Best Of Friends (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 439 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 163 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 44 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Shout! Factory #826663-10436

The Hook's definitive duets album, remastered and expanded! Up and Down with Johnnie Johnson joins Boogie Chillen with Eric Clapton; The Healer with Carlos Santana; Dimples with Los Lobos; the Grammy-winning I'm in the Mood with Bonnie Raitt and Don't Look Back with Van Morrison, and more…

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker  Music

Posted by CONRAD100 at April 3, 2009
John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker
MP3 192 kbps | 62 MB
Released: 1960 | Label: Fantasy / Riverside | Genre: Blues