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|John Lee Hooker|
Don't Turn Me From Your Door: John Lee Hooker Sings His Blues
Genres: Country, Blues, Pop
This set of 1953 sessions consists of lesser-known John Lee Hooker material, but it's none the worse for that; Don't Turn Me from Your Door is as fine an indication as any (as if any were needed) that Hooker is one of the ... more »
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This set of 1953 sessions consists of lesser-known John Lee Hooker material, but it's none the worse for that; Don't Turn Me from Your Door is as fine an indication as any (as if any were needed) that Hooker is one of the greats. For the most part, it's just the man and his guitar, but really, no more is needed; between his solid feel for rhythm, his clear, expressive guitar work, and his more-than-serviceable vocals, Hooker doesn't need any help. He's a master of setting a mood, whether it's the intimacy of "Stuttering Blues," the sweetness of "Wobbling Baby," or the lamentation of "My Baby Don't Love Me," and he's so subtle that most of the time you don't even notice him doing it. Okay, so "Boogie Chillen" isn't on this album. Doesn't matter. --Genevieve Williams
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Kelley R. from INDEPENDENCE, MO
Reviewed on 9/28/2006...
classic john lee
This is real music
A. Woodley | 01/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't care what kind of music you listen to, you need this album. It's so raw and emotional. This is one of the best albums Hooker recorded (trust me I have spent a lot of money on Hooker albums that were either cheap collections or of bad quality). This is the real deal. It is the album that relates blues to every other kind of music out there. I would hurry before this album is unavalible."
zl177 | 06/13/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first blues album I ever bought. I was hypnotized by his growling vocal style and his "too bummed out to tune my guitar" playing. This feels like the real thing."