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Real Folk Blues
John Lee Hooker
Real Folk Blues
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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A star recording artist for most of his long life, whose wicked persona embodies the music he plays, John Lee Hooker is the undisputed boogie man of the blues. With his gut-pumped guitar and dark, snarling vocals scoring h...  more »

      
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All Artists: John Lee Hooker
Title: Real Folk Blues
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Delta Blues, Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, Detroit Blues, Electric Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 076732927120, 076732927113

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A star recording artist for most of his long life, whose wicked persona embodies the music he plays, John Lee Hooker is the undisputed boogie man of the blues. With his gut-pumped guitar and dark, snarling vocals scoring hit after hit since million-seller "Boogie Chillen" in 1947, Hooker's groove appeals to blues, rock, and pop tastes alike. The Real Folk Blues represents his second set of sessions for Chess Records. It was recorded in 1966, when his single "Dimples" was climbing the British charts, and Hooker laid down tracks that quickly became fixtures with vanguard 1960s bands like the Doors, the Animals, and the J. Geils Band. Here, the funk begins with the horny howler "Let's Go Out Tonight," featuring John Lee at his obstreperous best. This set also demonstrates the bluesman's considerable depth of feeling with "The Waterfront," a brooding tale transcending the blues form, and his slow, sinister "I'm in the Mood." --Alan Greenberg

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Good Blues Moderately Priced.
yygsgsdrassil | Crossroads America | 11/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're curious about what makes the blues great, and how a bluesmaster does what he does best, this is the CD for you--it has the rockhouse numbers "Stella Mae", in which the song's hero has his regular drinking habits and all his other habits changed from the love of a good woman, and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer", a true party starter. "The Waterfront" is John Lee Hooker at his sublime best. Absolutely this is a great CD."
This is it
jude | Atlanta | 12/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just wanted to write this for those who are looking for their first John Lee Hooker album. This is the one to buy."
My Ex-WIfe left me this cd!
spookee13 | Chesapeake, VA | 06/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bizarre but true! One of the things that she said that I could 'have'. I'm glad that she did, this one is beautiful. I write this review as the news comes in of John Lee's death. That's very sad to hear... he brought so much happiness to so many, and his version on this record of "I Cover The Waterfront" always brings tears to my eyes. A great place to start on the blues."