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Healer
John Lee Hooker
Healer
Genre: Blues
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

Out of print in the U.S., Hooker's acclaimed 1989 albumfeaturing guest appearances by Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt,Keith Richards, Johnnie Johnson, Los Lobos, Robert Cray,George Thorogood and Charlie Musselwhite. 10 tracks...  more

      
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All Artists: John Lee Hooker
Title: Healer
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capricorn Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1989
Re-Release Date: 1/12/1999
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genre: Blues
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Traditional Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731453868922

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Out of print in the U.S., Hooker's acclaimed 1989 albumfeaturing guest appearances by Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt,Keith Richards, Johnnie Johnson, Los Lobos, Robert Cray,George Thorogood and Charlie Musselwhite. 10 tracks. 1989Festival Records release.

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Vastly overrated
Tim Weber | Iowa | 04/24/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I have a massive John Lee Hooker CD collection, and while a lot of people know "The Healer" and it may have introduced many blues lovers to a great artist, the truth is it's hugely overrated and nowhere close to his best album. Hooker is best by himself and, well, younger. Early Hooker is almost always better. This is worth having, but not until you've purchased about 25 other Hooker discs. Even a few of the albums he made after this one are better. Try "The Legendary Modern Recordings" and be truly amazed."
Two plus more....
nicjaytee | London | 10/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Forget "value for money" and buy this album for its first two, quite superb tracks: "The Healer" - one of the most distinctive and atmospheric records ever made, featuring marvellously controlled & quite electrifying interactions between Hooker's deep chanting vocals, Carlos Santana's soaring guitar breaks and their wonderfully tight latin/blues backing band - and, "I'm in the Mood" - an equally electrifying, broodingly erotic interaction between a very old man and a much younger lady (Bonnie Raitt) whose shared love of the blues makes the tension of their implausible combination permeate every bar of its vocal & guitar cross-talk. Breath-taking stuff !

As for the rest ?... a set of fairly standard blues work-outs with contributions from Robert Cray, George Thorogood, Keith Richard & Charlie Musselwhite that you may never play more than a couple of times. But so what, the reason you won't is because they're blown away by the sheer power of the two openers. And... if you're looking for something just as good, go straight to John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana's "Chill Out" (the title track of Hooker's follow-up album) for another equally outstanding example of two highly skilled artists pushing each other to the peak of their powers."
My first blues CD
Enrique Pineda | Athens, GA United States | 05/28/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This was my first blues CD, and it was what got me started to listen more seriously. John Lee remains to be one of my favorite "old school" musicians. It was cool to have Bonnie Raitt on there, too."