The Best of John Lee Hooker 1965 to 1974
John Lee Hooker
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||One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer||John Lee Hooker||2:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Decoration Day||John Lee Hooker||5:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Back Biters and Syndicaters||John Lee Hooker||2:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Doin' the Shout||John Lee Hooker||3:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Never Get Out of These Blues Alive||John Lee Hooker||10:11||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||I'm In the Mood||John Lee Hooker||2:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Mr. Lucky||John Lee Hooker||2:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'm Bad Like Jesse James (Live)||John Lee Hooker||5:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shake It Baby||John Lee Hooker||4:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Bluebird||John Lee Hooker||5:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Motor City Is Burning||John Lee Hooker||2:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It Serves You Right to Suffer||John Lee Hooker||5:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Think Twice Before You Go||John Lee Hooker||2:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||House Rent Boogie||John Lee Hooker||6:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Waterfront||John Lee Hooker||5:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang||John Lee Hooker||4:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
MCA's The Best of John Lee Hooker has a misleading title. All of the 16 selections are taken from his recordings for ABC, which were made at the end of the '60s and beginning of the '70s. During this time, his producers were experimenting with his sound, adding contemporary sonic touches like funk rhythms and wah-wah pedals. Needless to say, this sound didn't sit particularly well with Hooker's lean, haunting blues. However, these songs do take the best material from generally poor albums — anyone who wants to sample his ABC material should turn here first and they'll realize that they don't need to explore much further.
Too bad you can't get it on Vinyl
If you don't have it then you better have everything else he put out during this period. AWESOME
This album was the first Blues I ever purchased and as a novice to the genre, it was a fantastic place to start. "Never Get Out of These Blues Alive" is a great song featuring Van Morrison. One Bourbon, The Waterfront and Bang are all quality for a new listener. Grab a beverage of choice, turn the lights down and enjoy something you may have never heard.
Hooker at his best
Another Electric Hooker... also my first blues album by the king of blues. If you only have one Hooker set, this is the one. By far my favorite!
Born: August 22, 1917 in Clarksdale, MS
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s