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

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

John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home (1969) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
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 - Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2 (2002)

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John Lee Hooker - Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2 (2002)

John Lee Hooker - Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2 (2002)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included
Delta Blues, Country Blues | Label: Fantasy | # 00025218771429 | Time: 01:16:12

Why they kept these 19 recordings locked up in some vault for 40 years is beyond comprehension. A chunk of the Live at Sugar Hill material – recorded at a club in the Bay Area – was issued by Fantasy as Boogie Chillun on LP in 1972. It is available on CD minus one track under the same title. As good as that material was, these tracks from the very same gig are hands down some of the sexiest, deepest blues John Lee Hooker ever recorded – and that's saying something. Accompanied only by his hollow-bodied electric guitar and his foot on the floor, Hooker takes listeners through a performance so intimate that you wonder if there was an audience present – there is clapping, but not much. Versions of "Crawling King Snake," "Bottle Up and Go," "Let's Get It," "Jelly Jelly," "What's the Matter Baby," "You Don't Miss Your Water," "I Can't Hold On," and others get perhaps their definitive versions here. The opening track, "You Torture My Soul," is one of Hooker's most poignant moments, full of venom and vulnerability. In addition to the stellar performances, Hooker's guitar playing here is perhaps the finest of his career

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

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

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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 | 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…

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

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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
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 132 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 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 - Boogie Chillun (1972)

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John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillun (1972)

John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillun (1972)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Delta Blues, Country Blues | Label: Fantasy | # 00025218240628 | Time: 01:15:59

Recorded live in November 1962 in San Francisco, this dates from the period in which Hooker often presented himself as a sort of blues/folk singer for the coffeehouse crowd, toning down his volume and aggressiveness somewhat. There's something of a muted "unplugged" feel to these solo performances (though an electric guitar is used). It's not ineffective, though not among his best work; it's the kind of Hooker you might want to put on past midnight, just before going to sleep. Hooker's never been bashful about recycling songs, and "Boogie Chillun" appears here in one of its many versions, as does "Dimples" (retitled as "I Like to See You Walk"). He also tackles the rock/soul standard "Money," changing the title to "I Need Some Money," for which he also somehow gets awarded the songwriting credit on the sleeve.

John Lee Hooker - Face To Face (2003)

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John Lee Hooker - Face To Face (2003)

John Lee Hooker - Face To Face (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 435 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 168 Mb
Full Scans ~ 98 Mb | 01:09:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues / Delta Blues / Soul-Blues / Acoustic Blues
Eagle Records #ER 20023-2

Final recordings: Face to Face combines previously released material from John Lee Hooker with unfinished tracks he was working on before he died. Compiled by the estate of Hooker, with his daughter Zakiya at the helm, the unreleased material leans heavily toward soul-blues united with Hooker's patented electric Delta boogie. "Loving People," "Funky Mabel," "Six Page Letter" (a ballad with synth strings), and "Rock These Blues Away" are highlights. Zakiya Hooker takes the spotlight on "Mean Mean World," singing lead alongside her father, and the acoustic "Wednesday Evening Blues" features George Thorogood on guitar. Hooker staples "Dimples," "It Serves Me Right to Suffer," "Mad Man Blues," and "Boogie Chillen" also make their perennial appearances. While there are no real surprises here, Face to Face still sounds great and is recommended alongside John Lee's last official releases, Chill Out and Don't Look Back, both on Pointblank.

VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs

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VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs

VA - Hoochie Coochie Man: The Chess Story (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 632 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 339 Mb | Scans included | 02:12:02
Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Doo Wop | Label: One Day Music | # DAY2CD157

Leonard and Phil Chess were the innovators behind Chess Records, the Illinois based label that specialised in blues, r'n'b and soul, all genres influential in the early sound of rock n' roll. This 2CD compilation includes 50 original recordings featuring some of the greatest artists of the time. Highlights include songs from John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Bo Diddley, Etta James, Howlin' Wolf and more.

Albert King and John Lee Hooker - I'll Play The Blues For You [Recorded 1977] (1989)

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Albert King and John Lee Hooker - I'll Play The Blues For You [Recorded 1977] (1989)

Albert King and John Lee Hooker - I'll Play The Blues For You [Recorded 1977] (1989)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 296 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Tomato (R2 70396)

Recorded live in Chicago in 1977, this captures a a brief set by each of these blues legends. The Albert King set finds him in excellent form, tearing up his guitar on "Born Under a Bad Sign" and "I Worked Hard," and turning in fine vocals on "The Very Thought of You" and the title track, here mistitled as "When You Down." John Lee Hooker's set is a typical boogie-infested one, with solid support from a small combo doing a nice job following his idiosyncratic timing. Everything stays pretty much uptempo, with the exception of "Serves You Right to Suffer" (here mistitled as "Serves Me Right") and "Crawlin' King Snake." Actually nice live sets from both performers, and a decent addition to either artist's discography.

John Lee Hooker - Burning Hell (1959) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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John Lee Hooker - Burning Hell (1959) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

John Lee Hooker - Burning Hell (1959)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 201 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 99 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 7.27 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.47 Gb
Analogue Productions AJAZ 008 | Blues

A 1959 recording that was inexplicably not issued in the United States until 1992, Burning Hell ranks among John Lee Hooker's most edgy and focused performances. A companion piece to The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker, it finds Hooker singing country-blues, accompanied only by his own acoustic guitar – something he rarely did after traveling north from the Mississippi Delta…

VA - Power Of Soul: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (2004) [Re-Up]

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VA - Power Of Soul: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (2004) [Re-Up]

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 - Endless Boogie (1971)

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John Lee Hooker - Endless Boogie (1971)

John Lee Hooker - Endless Boogie (1971)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 374 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:40
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 - Alternative Boogie: Early Studio Recordings 1948-1952 (1995) {3CD Box Set}

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John Lee Hooker - Alternative Boogie: Early Studio Recordings 1948-1952 (1995) {3CD Box Set}

John Lee Hooker - Alternative Boogie: Early Studio Recordings 1948-1952 (1995) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 620 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 403 Mb
Full Scans ~ 140 Mb | 02:44:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Blues Revival | Capitol Records #7243 8 33912 2 6

A whopping three CDs, and 56 songs, from Hooker's early sessions that were unreleased at the time, although they were available for a while in the early 1970s on some United Artists LPs. Like his more widely known material of the period, it mostly features Hooker unaccompanied, though he's aided by piano and second guitarists on a few tracks. Some of these are alternates of songs that were released in different versions, or embryonic renditions of compositions that evolved into somewhat different shapes. Especially interesting are early versions of his big hit "I'm in the Mood for Love." It's too much at once, though, and too unvarying in approach, for anyone but Hooker specialists.

John Lee Hooker - The Vee-Jay Years 1955-1964 [6CD Box Set] (1992)

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John Lee Hooker - The Vee-Jay Years 1955-1964 [6CD Box Set] (1992)

John Lee Hooker - The Vee-Jay Years 1955-1964 [6CD Box Set] (1992)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 2,07 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 886 MB | Covers - 181 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Charly (CD RED BOX 6)

Rare 1992 UK 127-track remastered 6-CD box set compilation featuring a complete as possible collection of recordings from John Lee Hooker's Vee-Jay years, including previously unreleased tracks. Themaster expresses the passion of the blues, from blue mood to the boogie, showing his ability to transcend generations and conquer new audiences. Each disc is issued in a jewel case picture sleeve and housed in a silver embossed picture slipcase with a 28-page booklet.
John Lee Hooker 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.

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

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

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.