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I'm John Lee Hooker (Reis)
John Lee Hooker
I'm John Lee Hooker (Reis)
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
 
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John Lee Hooker is one of the giants of the blues, and his 1950s stint at Vee-Jay Records was an early commercial and creative peak for him. 1959's I'm John Lee Hooker was his first electric blues album. A collection of th...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Lee Hooker
Title: I'm John Lee Hooker (Reis)
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shout Factory
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 11/13/2007
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Delta Blues, Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, Detroit Blues, Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 826663106466

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John Lee Hooker is one of the giants of the blues, and his 1950s stint at Vee-Jay Records was an early commercial and creative peak for him. 1959's I'm John Lee Hooker was his first electric blues album. A collection of the best of his early Vee-Jay sides, it features such hits as "Dimples" and "Boogie Chillun" in their best-known versions, as heard in the movie The Blues Brothers and in countless other films and commercials. "One of the great blues collections of the post-World War II era."--All Music Guide

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One of Hooker's Best
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 11/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With his second-coming which began in 1989 with the release of the star-studded The Healer, you can't walk into a music store and swing a dead cat without hitting a John Lee Hooker album. But at age 80, Hooker is well past his prime and real fans of the blues would be better served by digging deep into this blues giant's voluminous catalog. Because of the many labels Hooker recorded for beginning with his classic sides for Modern in 1948, it can be a daunting task. While nearly anything Hooker has recorded is worth listening to, the neophite fan would do best to stick with Hooker's albums recorded for Modern, Chess and Vee-Jay.This album was first released in 1960 by Vee-Jay, again in 1991 by Chameleon, and now by Collectables. The standout tracks are the four featuring Hooker performing solo while keeping the rhythm with his foot pounding a piece of plywood as he plays his boogie guitar licks and sings in that distinctive deep voice. Those four tracks ("Hobo Blues," "Boogie Chillun," "I'm In the Mood" and "Crawlin' Kingsnake") were first recorded on Modern, but these versions are all first-rate. The other eight tracks include a second guitar, bass and drums.While not as essential as The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948-1954 or Rhino's excellent 2-disc The Ultimate Collection, I'm John Lee Hooker is certainly one of his top ten recordings. [And keeping in mind the more than one hundred albums currently in print, that says a lot.] HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
An Excellent Collection
Eliminator Man | Plymouth, MN | 05/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very nice. A lot of variety here. Sounds nice too. Serves as a good intro to John Lee but works for me even though I have many other discs and albums by him."
An essential find.
oldtimerocker | 06/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Dimples" "Boogie Chillun" "I'm In The Mood" "Crawling Kingsnake" These are all essential songs by John Lee Hooker and they are all right here. It is a shame that this CD is apparantly out of print. Released on VJ in 1959, Hooker shows all the power that most people who listen to his later stuff find so appealing. If you can find it, buy it immediately. It is worth the search and the purchase. I liked it so much that I got it on vinyl and CD. It is a staple of my blues collection."