John Lee Hooker - Folk Blues + 2 Bonus Tracks

John Lee Hooker - Folk Blues + 2 Bonus Tracks

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This quintessential LP release includes Hooker's sensational album, Folk Blues, originally released by the Crown label in 1962, and long unavailable on vinyl. It contains some of Hooker's 1952-1955 electric numbers recorded in Detroit and Chicago for Joe Bihari's Modern label. Legendary sideman Eddie Kirkland is featured here on tracks such as the great Shake, Holler and Run and Gonna Boogie (he also sings second vocals on Rock House Boogie, Let's Talk It Over, and Lookin' For a Woman). This album also contains Hooker's solo performances Half a Stranger, Down Child and Bad Boy. The blues legend is showcased here with nothing but his raw, electric guitar, soul-drenched, world-weary vocal delivery, and his foot to keep rhythm. One of Hooker's finest tracks, Baby You Ain't No Good, kicks off the set. In addition to the original masterpiece, this vinyl collector's item contains 2 bonus tracks: the solo effort Devil's Jump and the great Rosie Mae (on which Hooker is accompanied by a quartet showcasing Eddie Taylor on rhythm guitar). There is no question that John Lee Hooker and the blues were intimately acquainted. He was a true original who was often imitated, but never equaled.

1. Baby I M Gonna Miss You
2. Half a Stranger
3. Shake Holler and Run
4. Down Child
5. Gonna Boogie
6. Devil S Jump
1. Bad Boy
2. Rock House Boogie
3. Let S Talk It Over
4. Baby You Ain't No Good
5. Lookin for a Woman
6. Rosie Mae

Product UPC: 8436542018869

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