Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|John Lee Hooker|
Genres: Blues, Pop
Listen to Samples
Stay On The Good Side Of The Ghetto
Justin S. Lukenbill | 12/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I could kick myself in the duff for not picking this cd up when I had the chance years ago @ a Border's store for only $5.99. Now I can't find the damn thing anywhere. On top of that it sells for $18.99 new on Amazon and used for $13.99. I screwed myself hard with that misjudgement.
I still don't own the album, but I have heard it all the way through. Let me just say that whoever is playing bass on this album has fingers of gold (listen to the 1st track to readily agree w/ me). This album sounds much like the great "Serves You Right To Suffer" album also recorded in the mid 1960's. Both albums feature JLH w/ a band who knows not to be overbearing, to simply lay down the beat while still letting JLH's voice and guitar playing remain on the foreground - unlike JHL's 1980's & 1990's over-produced clean sounding recordings w/ all-star bands. "Serves You Right..." is a bit more diversified while "Urban Blues" is more groove oriented. Good stuff, but find it used."