John Lee Hooker Remastered

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

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

John Lee Hooker - Remastered Hits Vol. 2 (2015)
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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 - 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
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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 - Chill Out (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 14, 2017
John Lee Hooker - Chill Out (1995)

John Lee Hooker - Chill Out (1995)
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Genre: Blues | Label: Virgin | # VPBCD 22/7243 8 40107 2 0 | Time: 00:54:05

One of his finest '90s recordings, Chill Out balances the guitar-glitz of Carlos Santana's guest shot on the karmic title cut with a handful of profoundly deep Hooker solo performances. Among those are new versions of his standards "Tupelo" and "Annie Mae," and the soulful "If You've Never Been in Love," where expert slide-man Roy Rogers provides subtle accompaniment to Hooker's spontaneous storytelling. The band numbers that bookend the album are weak, relying on Hooker's strong vocal presence to overcome sketchy writing. Van Morrison, pianist Charles Brown, and M.G.'s leader Booker T. Jones also lend a hand. But Hooker doesn't need anybody's help to get to the passionate heart of his blues. One last note: Anton Corbijn's CD-booklet photographs of ol' Johnny Lee are terrific.

John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom (1992)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 13, 2017
John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom (1992)

John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom (1992)
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Delta Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Pointblank/Virgin | # VPBCD 12, 0777 7 86553 2 9 | Time: 00:42:23

Produced by Hooker's slide guitarist Roy Rogers–who knows what's right for him–this is Hooker's best 1990s effort. Rogers guides him through arrangements that recapture his past glories ("Boom Boom," with guest Jimmie Vaughan), sets him up for a giddy jam with the late Telecaster master Albert Collins ("Boogie at Russian Hill"), and teams him with Charlie Musselwhite for the guitar-voice-harmonica duet "Thought I Heard"–a performance as sad and eerie as disembodied moans in a Delta graveyard. There's also Hooker's first recorded performance on National steel guitar, the solo "Hittin' the Bottle Again". This album gets right to the heart of Hooker's music and stays there. A blues-lover's delight.
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 - The Healer (1989) Reissue 1999  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 2, 2017
John Lee Hooker - The Healer (1989) Reissue 1999

John Lee Hooker - The Healer (1989) Reissue 1999
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Electric Delta Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Capricorn | # 314 538 689-2 | Time: 00:41:42

The album features collaborations with Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, Robert Cray, Canned Heat, George Thorogood, Los Lobos and Carlos Santana, among others. The Healer peaked at number 62 on the Billboard 200 and "I'm in the Mood" won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Performance.
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.