John Lee Hooker Remastered

John Lee Hooker - Remastered Hits Vol. 2 (2015)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Aug. 13, 2015
John Lee Hooker - Remastered Hits Vol. 2 (2015)

John Lee Hooker - Remastered Hits Vol. 2 (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 20 Tracks | 1:04:24 | 149 MB
Genre: Blues | Label: J. Joes J. Edizioni Musicali

He was beloved worldwide as the king of the endless boogie, a genuine blues superstar whose droning, hypnotic one-chord grooves were at once both ultra-primitive and timeless. But John Lee Hooker recorded in a great many more styles than that over a career that stretched across more than half a century. "The Hook" was a Mississippi native who became the top gent on the Detroit blues circuit in the years following World War II. The seeds for his eerily mournful guitar sound were planted by his stepfather, Will Moore, while Hooker was in his teens. Hooker had been singing spirituals before that, but the blues took hold and simply wouldn't let go. Overnight visitors left their mark on the youth, too: legends like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, and Blind Blake, who all knew Moore. Hooker heard Memphis calling while…
John Lee Hooker - Sings The Blues (1961) & Sings Blues (1960) {Soul Jam Records 600843 rel 2014}

John Lee Hooker - Sings The Blues (1961) & Sings Blues (1960) {Soul Jam Records 600843 rel 2014}
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© 1960-61, 2014 Crown / King / Soul Jam Records | 600843
Blues / Electric Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit Blues / Blues Revival

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 Detroit blues. Often called the “King of the Boogie,” Hooker's driving, rhythmic approach to guitar playing has become an integral part of the blues. This quintessential release includes two albums from the beginning of his career: Sings the Blues (Crown 1961) and Sings Blues (King 1960). Although the two records share nearly identical titles, each contains a different and excellent track list. The former LP features great electric numbers such as “Hug and Squeeze (You),” “Good Rockin' Mama,” and “The Syndicate,” while the latter contains Hooker's solo recordings originally issued on the Modern label. Both albums have been remastered and packaged together in this very special collector's edition, which also includes 5 bonus tracks from the same period.

John Lee Hooker - Don't Look Back (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 15, 2017
John Lee Hooker - Don't Look Back (1997)

John Lee Hooker - Don't Look Back (1997)
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Modern Electric Blues, Delta Blues | Label: Pointblank | # VPBCD 39, 7243 8 42771 2 3

Don't Look Back is an album released by Blues legend John Lee Hooker in 1997 that was produced by Van Morrison, who also performed duets with Hooker on four of the tracks. The album was the Grammy winner in the Best Traditional Blues Album category in 1998. The title duet by Hooker and Morrison also won a Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
John Lee Hooker - That's My Story & House Of The Blues (1959-1960) {Soul Jam Records 600826 rel 2013}

John Lee Hooker - That's My Story & House Of The Blues (1959-1960) {Soul Jam Records 600826 rel 2013}
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© 1959-60, 2013 Riverside / Soul Jam Records | 600826
Blues / Electric Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit Blues / Blues Revival

Although Orrin Keepnews' Riverside Records was primarily a jazz label, the company dabbled in blues in the 1960s – and one of the bluesmen who recorded for Riverside was John Lee Hooker. Recorded in 1960, this Keepnews-produced session came at a time when Hooker was signed to Vee-Jay. The last thing Keepnews wanted to do was emulate Hooker's electric-oriented, very amplified Vee-Jay output, which fared well among rock and R&B audiences. Keepnews had an acoustic country blues vision for the bluesman, and That's My Story favors a raw, stripped-down, bare-bones approach – no electric guitar, no distortion, no singles aimed at rock & rollers.

John Lee Hooker - Endless Boogie (1971)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 5, 2017
John Lee Hooker - Endless Boogie (1971)

John Lee Hooker - Endless Boogie (1971)
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Delta Blues, Detroit Blues, Electric Blues | Label: MCA | # MCAD-10413, MCAD 10413

Endless Boogie is a studio album by John Lee Hooker, released in 1971 through ABC Records. Produced by Bill Szymczyk and Ed Michel, the double album was recorded at Wally Heider Recording with session musicians such as Jesse Ed Davis, Carl Radle, Steve Miller, Gino Skaggs and Mark Naftalin.

John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home (1969) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 26, 2017
John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home (1969) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home (1969) Reissue 1999
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Genre: Delta Blues | Label: Black & Blue | # BB 423.2 | Time: 01:13:24

John Lee Hooker's greatness lies in his ability to perform the same songs the same way yet somehow sound different and memorable in the process. He operates at maximum efficiency in minimal surroundings with little production or assistance. That was the case on a 1969 session for Black and Blue; it was just Hooker and his guitar moaning, wailing, and narrating on 10 tracks which included familiar ditties "Boogie Chillen," "Love Affair," "Big Boss Lady," and "Cold Chills." Evidence has now not only reissued these 10 but has added another six bonus cuts, bringing the CD total to 16. If you have ever heard any Hooker, you will not be surprised or stunned by these renditions; you will simply enjoy hearing him rework them one more time, finding a new word, phrase, line, or riff to inject.

John Lee Hooker - Jealous (1986) CD Release 1996  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 24, 2017
John Lee Hooker - Jealous (1986) CD Release 1996

John Lee Hooker - Jealous (1986) CD Release 1996
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Genre: Blues | Label: Pointblank Classic/Virgin | # 7243 8 41763 2 7, VPBCD 46 | 00:37:42

Hooker was already being hailed as a living legend in the '60s, but by the time of this 1986 release he was a larger-than-life figure, his iconic stature unquestioned. From his earliest collaborations with Canned Heat and on through the '70s and '80s, the rock world never got tired of trying to endear Hooker to a crossover audience. JEALOUS is an attempt to adapt Hooker's lonesome blues to full-band arrangements. Unlike his band recordings of the '50s, though, there's a decided rock edge to his accompaniment here, providing a sharp contrast to the down-home, earthy sound of Hooker's voice and guitar. Organ, electric guitar, and a forceful rhythm section baked in reverb back Hooker on JEALOUS. Instead of overpowering Hooker, though, these new arrangements place the bluesman on a sonic pedestal, from which he sounds like the voice of God dispensing wisdom through the blues.
John Lee Hooker - Burnin' & Plays And Sings The Blues (1961-62) {The Definitive Remastered Edition - Hoodoo Records rel 2014}

John Lee Hooker - Burnin' & Plays And Sings The Blues (1961-62) {The Definitive Remastered Edition - Hoodoo Records 263481 rel 2014}
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© 1961-62, 2014 Vee Jay / Chess / Hoodoo Records | 263481
Blues / Electric Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit Blues / Blues Revival

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.
John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 2000 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 2000
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Genre: Blues | Label: Vee-Jay/Collectables | # COL-CD-7100 | Time: 00:32:13

Winding through the literally hundreds of titles in John Lee Hooker's catalog is a daunting task for even the most seasoned and learned blues connoisseur. This is especially true when considering Hooker recorded under more than a dozen aliases for as many labels during the late '40s, '50s, and early '60s. I'm John Lee Hooker was first issued in 1959 during his tenure with Vee Jay and is "the Hook" in his element as well as prime. Although many of these titles were initially cut for Los Angeles-based Modern Records in the early '50s, the recordings heard here are said to best reflect Hooker's often-emulated straight-ahead primitive Detroit and Chicago blues styles. The sessions comprising the original 12-track album – as well as the four bonus tracks on the 1998 Charly CD reissue – are taken from six sessions spread over the course of four years (1955-1959). Hooker works both solo – accompanied only by his own percussive guitar and the solid backbeat of his foot rhythmically pulsating against plywood – as well as in several different small-combo settings.
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}
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© 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.