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The Best Of Friends
John Lee Hooker
The Best Of Friends
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
The premise behind this compilation is somewhat unusual: classic tracks, yes, but classic tracks recorded by John Lee Hooker... and friends. Charles Brown, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Los Lobos, and Bonnie Raitt are only some...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Lee Hooker
Title: The Best Of Friends
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Records Us
Release Date: 10/20/1998
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Delta Blues, Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, Detroit Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724384642426, 724384642440, 072438464242

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The premise behind this compilation is somewhat unusual: classic tracks, yes, but classic tracks recorded by John Lee Hooker... and friends. Charles Brown, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Los Lobos, and Bonnie Raitt are only some of the performers who appear here, and the tracks, selected from recordings made by the prolific guitarist since 1988, show that Hooker hasn't lost his touch. Among the highlights, there's a smokin' duet with Raitt on "I'm in the Mood," a rendition of "Boom Boom" with a guest appearance from Jimmie Vaughan, and a reprise of Hooker's 1956 hit "Dimples" with Los Lobos backing up. Mention must also be made of the lone solo track on this CD, the acoustic "Tupelo," which hearkens to Hooker's Delta blues roots. There are also three previously unreleased tracks, which are probably the real reason to get this compilation. --Genevieve Williams

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Susan G. from SOMERVILLE, MA
Reviewed on 9/10/2006...
This album features tracks with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and the omnipresent Ry Cooder.