Tags
Language
Tags
July 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

John Lee Hooker - Masters of Blues Presents John Lee Hooker (2024 Remastered) (2024)

Posted By: Rtax
John Lee Hooker - Masters of Blues Presents John Lee Hooker (2024 Remastered) (2024)

John Lee Hooker - Masters of Blues Presents John Lee Hooker (2024 Remastered) (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 387 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 MB
1:12:14 | Blues | Label: BDMUSIC

"Masters of Blues Presents John Lee Hooker (2024 Remastered)" is a recent release that showcases the legendary blues musician John Lee Hooker. This album is part of the "Masters of Blues" series and features remastered versions of his classic tracks. John Lee Hooker, known for his distinctive voice and unique guitar style, has been a significant figure in the blues genre, influencing countless artists.

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 1991

Posted By: Designol
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) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Label: Original Blues Classics/Riverside | # OBCCD-542-2 (RLP-838) | Time: 00:42:48
Country Blues, Acoustic Delta Blues, Folk 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.

John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 2000

Posted By: Designol
John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 2000

John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) Remastered Reissue 2000
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 126 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
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 - Don't Turn Me From Your Door: John Lee Hooker Sings His Blues (1963) Remastered Reissue 2012

Posted By: Designol
John Lee Hooker - Don't Turn Me From Your Door: John Lee Hooker Sings His Blues (1963) Remastered Reissue 2012

John Lee Hooker - Don't Turn Me From Your Door: John Lee Hooker Sings His Blues (1963)
Limited Edition, Remastered Reissue 2012

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 170 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Label: ATCO/Warner/Rhino | # ATCO 33-151, WPCR-27583, 8122-79701-4
Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues | Time: 00:43:35

Don't Turn Me From Your Door comprises a set of 1953 sessions that were originally released in 1963 and later in 1972, under the title Detroit Special. Despite its twisted historical background, this is fine, first-rate Hooker. A few tracks feature the support of guitarist/vocalist Eddie Kirkland, a few others, an unnamed bassist, but this is pretty much pure John Lee Hooker – just him and a guitar, running through a set of spare, haunting blues that include such tracks as "Blue Monday" and "Stuttering Blues." There are none of his best-known tracks on the album, but it's one of his most consistent original records.

John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999) With Special Guest John Lee Hooker

Posted By: Designol
John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999) With Special Guest John Lee Hooker

John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers - Padlock On The Blues (1999)
With Special Guest John Lee Hooker

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 51 Mb
British Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Eagle Records | # EAGCD077 | Time: 00:59:55

1999 album from Britain's godfather of blues rock. 13 tracks, including 'White Line Fever' and 'Bad Dream Catcher'. Features guest appearances from John Lee Hooker, Ernie Watts and Coco Montoya.

John Lee Hooker - If You Miss 'Im... I Got 'Im (1970) [Reissue 1998]

Posted By: gribovar
John Lee Hooker - If You Miss 'Im... I Got 'Im (1970) [Reissue 1998]

John Lee Hooker - If You Miss 'Im… I Got 'Im (1970) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Blues, Electric Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BGO Records (BGOCD392)

This album is marked by the interaction between John Lee Hooker and his guitar-playing cousin Earl. Earl, who succumbed to illness in 1970, was a fine bluesman in his own right, possessing a formidable slide technique. Many are unaware that the two often performed together, and the band that accompanies John Lee here also backed Earl frequently. The opening cut, then, a slow 12-bar number called "The Hookers" is not about ladies of the evening, but rather about the gentlemen in question.
Heard here less than a year before his death, Earl still sounds frisky and versatile, often utilizing a funky wah-wah style without ever descending into the psychedelic excesses that plagued so many late-'60s electric blues albums…

John Lee Hooker - Don't Look Back (1997) [Reissue 2007]

Posted By: gribovar
John Lee Hooker - Don't Look Back (1997) [Reissue 2007]

John Lee Hooker - Don't Look Back (1997) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 340 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Blues, Modern Electric Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Shout! Factory (826663-10437)

With new John Lee Hooker songs, new versions of old Hooker songs, four duets with and a new song by Van Morrison, Don't Look Back continues the venerable bluesman's string of excellent albums in his '90s renaissance. Produced by Morrison, it also celebrates the 25th anniversary of their first recording together, as Morrison guested on Hooker's seminal Never Get Out of These Blues Alive in 1972. Don't Look Back hits the ground running with a rowdy, thumpin' remake of "Dimples" with Los Lobos; "Spellbound" pounds out more of Hooker's stylistic trademark - throbbing, raw, hard-driving boogie. The Morrison tracks include the ruminative title cut and his haunting "The Healing Game." Hooker also gives Hendrix's classic blues "Red House" his own rough-hewn, distinctive treatment.

VA - Power Of Soul: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (2004)

Posted By: Designol
VA - Power Of Soul: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (2004)

VA - Power Of Soul - A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 505 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included | 01:13:19
Blues-Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul | Label: Direct Video | # DVDUK069C

This star-studded musical tribute to Jimi Hendrix is highlighted by contributions by artists from rock, R&B, blues and funk. Each of these artists bears witness to Hendrix’s imprint on their own music. From the contemporary R&B stylings of Musiq to the deep country blues of John Lee Hooker, Jimi’s creative spirit-the pure inventive freedom he drew upon to originate these signature songs-stands undiminished. This special project features new interpretations of Hendrix’s classics from a host a music’s biggest stars including Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Prince, Santana, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Earth Wind & Fire, and numerous others.

John Lee Hooker - The Complete '50s Chess Recordings [Recorded 1950-1954] (1998)

Posted By: gribovar
John Lee Hooker - The Complete '50s Chess Recordings [Recorded 1950-1954] (1998)

John Lee Hooker - The Complete '50s Chess Recordings [Recorded 1950-1954] (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 385 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 229 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Blues, Detroit Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chess/MCA Records (CHD2-9391)

Hooker bounced around between label affiliations like crazy in the 1950s, recording under almost as many fake names as he did labels during that decade. His two lasting record company hookups occurred with Chess in the early 1950s and Vee-Jay later on in the decade. All of Hooker's Chess masters from that decade (he would later record in the '60s for them as well) are here on this two-disc, 31-track collection. Unlike other Chess artists, Hooker did little of his recording in Chicago, preferring to work out of his Detroit home base, where he continued to record for other labels under a variety of pseudonyms. His 1951 Chicago session excepted, the rest of the tracks emanate from Detroit sessions that also saw issuance on the local Gone, H-Q and Fortune labels…

Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n Heat (1971) {2005, Remastered}

Posted By: popsakov
Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n Heat (1971) {2005, Remastered}

Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n Heat (1971) {2005, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 501 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 208 Mb
Full Scans ~ 179 Mb | 00:40:55 + 00:45:06 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Electric Blues | BGO Records #BGOCD694

Hooker 'n Heat is a double album released by blues legend John Lee Hooker and blues-rock band Canned Heat in early 1971. It was the last studio album to feature harmonica player, guitarist and songwriter Alan Wilson, who died in September 1970 from a drug overdose. The photo on the album cover was taken after Wilson's death, but his picture can be seen in a frame on the wall behind John Lee Hooker. Guitarist Henry Vestine was also missing from the photo session. The person standing in front of the window, filling in for Henry, is the band's manager, Skip Taylor. Careful examination of the photo reveals that Henry's face was later added by the art department. It was the first of Hooker's albums to chart, reaching number 78 in the Billboard charts.

John Lee Hooker - Jealous (1986) [Reissue 2007]

Posted By: gribovar
John Lee Hooker - Jealous (1986) [Reissue 2007]

John Lee Hooker - Jealous (1986) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 325 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Blues, Electric Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Shout! Factory/SPV (SPV 95982 CD))

While Jealous is propelled by the scarily spare stomp of Hook's guitar, it has few standout moments. Instead, it is a consistent record, with few highs or lows - it's a standard contemporary blues album, without many peaks or valleys. Jealous may be a grittier record than its successor, The Healer, but it tends to fade into the background, making it one of his more undistinguished albums.

John Lee Hooker - Burning Hell (Bluesville Series / Remastered) (1964/2024)

Posted By: delpotro
John Lee Hooker - Burning Hell (Bluesville Series / Remastered) (1964/2024)

John Lee Hooker - Burning Hell (Bluesville Series / Remastered) (1964/2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 207 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | 00:42:15
Country Blues, Delta Blues, Acoustic Blues | Label: Craft Recordings

Burning Hell was recorded in 1959 in Detroit, MI, but wasn’t released until 1964. Even then, it was only available in the UK. The album features Hooker solo as he plays originals and classics. AllMusic states that, on this album, “Hooker shows himself to be an excellent interpreter who could have held his own with Delta bluesmen of any era.” It is now available for the first time in hi-res audio.

John Lee Hooker - Travelin' (1960) [Reissue 2003]

Posted By: gribovar
John Lee Hooker - Travelin' (1960) [Reissue 2003]

John Lee Hooker - Travelin' (1960) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 234 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Blues, Electric Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Snapper Music (SNAP 145 CD)

If there is anyone out there looking to make a movie about a man having a hard time with women and the road…this would make the perfect soundtrack for you. There are 12 cuts to the original album but it was still a short one as none of those songs was longer than two minutes and thirty-seven seconds, but what it might have been missing in length it made up for in content. The several bonus tracks added to this version of the album is greatly appreciated as they fit well into the theme.

John Lee Hooker - More Real Folk Blues: The Missing Album (1991) [Reissue 1997]

Posted By: gribovar
John Lee Hooker - More Real Folk Blues: The Missing Album (1991) [Reissue 1997]

John Lee Hooker - More Real Folk Blues: The Missing Album (1991) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 326 MB
Genre: Blues, Electric Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA Records (MCD 09329)

Produced by Ralph Bass in 1966 but not issued by Chess at the time, More Real Folk Blues was unearthed by MCA only a few years back. It's no masterpiece maybe, but certainly deserved release in its day - backed by Burns and a Chicago rhythm section that copes as well as can be expected with Hooker's singular sense of timing, the Boogie Man answers Sir Mack Rice with his "Mustang Sally & Gto" and keeps things way lowdown on several other cuts.

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set

Posted By: Designol
VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set

VA - Chess Blues Guitar: Two Decades Of Killer Fretwork 1949-1969 (1998) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 627 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 297 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Label: Chess/Universal | # 329 393-2, MCD 09393 | Time: 02:09:28
Blues, Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul-Blues

This 45-song, two-disc collection is subtitled "two decades of killer fretwork", and never was a set so aptly described. Chess Records was the home to seemingly every hot guitar player in the Chicago area, and many of them make their appearance here. Besides the usual label guitar hotshots (Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Earl Hooker, Otis Rush, Robert Nighthawk, Little Milton), space is given to sideman work from legends like Hubert Sumlin and Robert Jr. Lockwood and great one-offs by lesser-known artists like Jody Williams, Danny Overbea, Eddie Burns, Joe Hill Louis, Morris Pejoe, Lafayette Thomas and others. It seems as if everyone recorded for Chess at one time or another, also explaining the inclusion of tracks by John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lonnie Brooks, Hound Dog Taylor and Elmore James. If electric blues guitar's your thing, then look no further than this fine two-disc compilation.