Hooker (Box) (Spkg) CD (2006)

Artist: John Lee Hooker

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Label Shout Factory
SKU 203142145
UPC 826663101980
UPC 14 00826663101980
Format CD
Release Date 10/31/2006
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Author John Lee Hooker
Compilation Appearance Blues At Newport-Newport Folk
Compilation Appearance Great Blues Men
Compilation Appearance Great Bluesmen-Newport Festiva
Compilation Appearance Chess Blues
Compilation Appearance Hot Spot
Compilation Appearance Blues Summit
Compilation Appearance Specialty Story
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-1968-71
Compilation Appearance Dance Of The Rainbow Serpent
Compilation Appearance Chess Blues Classics 1957-67
Compilation Appearance Best Blues Album In The World.
Compilation Appearance Pure Blues
Compilation Appearance It's All About The Blues
Compilation Appearance Vanguard: roots Of Folk
Compilation Appearance 20th Century Masters Best Of
Compilation Appearance Martin Scorsese Presents: The Best Of The Blues
Compilation Appearance Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: Warming By The Devils Fire
Compilation Appearance We'll Play The Blues For You
Compilation Appearance Very Best Of
Compilation Appearance Gold:blues
Compilation Appearance Specialty Profiles
Compilation Appearance Rough Guide To The Blues
Compilation Appearance Best Of Van Morrison Vol 3
Compilation Appearance American Gangster
Compilation Appearance All The Best
Compilation Appearance Jimi Hendrix Jukebox
Compilation Appearance World's Greatest Blues:live
Compilation Appearance This Is The Blues Vol 2
Compilation Appearance All Time Greatest Blues Songs
Compilation Appearance Basement Tapes Influences
Compilation Appearance Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Blues Juke Box
Compilation Appearance Duane Allman's Jukebox
Compilation Appearance Under The Influence:songs That Made T
Compilation Appearance Juke Box Hits
Compilation Appearance Nothin But The Blues
Compilation Appearance Garden City Blues
Associated Artist/Work Davis, Miles
Associated Artist/Work Hooker, Earl
Associated Artist/Work King, Albert
Technical Info
Producer Jeff Palo; Joe Brown; Ed Michel; Idessa Malone; Elmer Barbee; Fred Mendelsohn; Horst Hohenboken; Ollan Christopher Bell; Gene Deitch; Henry Stone; Joe Von Battle; Johnny Vincent; Bob Hite; Jim Gaines; Joe Bihari; John Lee Hooker; John Porter; Al Smith; Lo
CatalogID 10198
Lable Name Shout! Factory
Released 10/31/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 4
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00826663101980
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: John Lee Hooker (vocals, guitar); Robert Cray, Van Morrison (vocals, guitar); Bonnie Raitt (vocals, slide guitar); Bobby "Blanco" King, William "Bill" Greene, Terry Evans, Zakiya Hooker (vocals); John F. Hammond, Alan Wilson (guitar, harmonica); Anthony Cook (guitar, synthesizer); Jim Kahr, Mike Osborn, Danny Caron, David Hidalgo, William "Lefty" Bates, Eddie Kirkland, Eddie "Guitar" Burns, Eddie Taylor, Robert "Red Top" Young, Eric Clapton, Henry Vestine, Mike "Hollywood Fats" Mann, Larry Veeder, Jimmie Vaughan, Johnny Lee Schell, Lloyd Gregory, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, Muddy Waters, Ry Cooder, Sammy Lawhorn, Steve Miller , Tim Kaihatsu, Tony McPhee, Barry Galbraith, Billy Friday Johnson, Wally Richardson, Roy Rogers , Bruce Kaphan, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Cesar Rosas (guitar); Warren Haynes (slide guitar); Hele Rosanthal, John "Juke" Logan, Louis Myers (harmonica); Emilio Castillo, Henry Cosby, Lenny Pickett , Otis Finch (tenor saxophone); Andrew "Mike" Terry, Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Steve Berlin (baritone saxophone); Mic Gillette (trumpet, trombone); Greg Adams (trumpet); Tom Parker, Ernie Hayes (piano, organ); John Griffith, James Watkins, Dan Zemelman, Ivory Joe Hunter , Bob Thurman, Johnnie Johnson, Otis Spann, John Sanders, Boogie Woogie Red, Charles Brown (piano); Booker T. Jones, Deacon Jones (organ); Chester Thompson , Clifford Coulter, Jimmy Pugh, Bill Payne (keyboards); Armand Jump Jackson, Richard G. Johnson, Earl Phillips, Kevin Williams , Francis Clay, Fred Below, Ken Swank, Dave Boorman, Marlon Green, Curtis Foster, Jim Keltner, Adolfo de la Parra, Kevin Hayes , Al Duncan , Louis Hayes, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Panama Francis, Quinn Wilson, Scott Mathews , Victor Bisetti, Benny Benjamin, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Gaylord Birch, Bowen Brown (drums); Raul Rekow, Armando Peraza (congas); Jos? Chepit¢ Areas, Karl Perazzo (timbales); Randie McBride (percussion); Terrance Kelly, Tina Bryant (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Pat Kraus .
Liner Note Authors: George Thorogood ; Van Morrison; Zakiya Hooker; Ted Drozdowski; Bonnie Raitt; Carlos Santana.
Recording information: American Folk Blues Festival, Hamburg, Germany (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); Cafe Au Go-Go, NY (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); Chicago, IL (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); Detroit, MI (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); Gene Deitch's Home, Pleasant Ridge (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); Hollywood, CA (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); London, England (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); Los Angeles, CA (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); Miami, FL (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); New York, NY (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); Newark (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); Redwood City (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); San Francisco, CA (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); Sausalito, CA (02/18/1929-06/??/1998); Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (02/18/1929-06/??/1998).
Photographers: Emily Johnson; Bill Reitzel; Jay Blakesberg; Jake Butler; Douglas Menuez; Elliott Landy; Paul Natkin; Steve Rappaport.
Unknown Contributor Role: Louie P?rez.
Arranger: John Lee Hooker.
Although blues legend John Lee Hooker has been compiled on more best-of sets than anyone would care to count, it wasn't until 2006's HOOKER that a box set spanning the entirety of his vast, sprawling discography appeared. Arranged chronologically, HOOKER spans four discs and five decades, reaching all the way back to the man's seminal 1948 recording "Boogie Chillen,'" one of the rawest, purest, most groove-intensive blues performances put to wax.
The set rightfully allots a good deal of space to Hooker's '50s and '60s work, emphasizing the spare guitar-and-voice sides he cut for Modern, and the full electric band sides he cut at Chess, Vee-Jay, and a host of smaller labels. It's to Shout Factory's credit that there's little from the '70s or '80s here, with a stress instead placed on Hook's resurgence in the '90s, and his duets with Bonnie Rait, Robert Cray, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, and the like. There's barely a skippable cut in the entire box, but it's the early stuff that still slays, with Hooker's drone-centric guitar, unique sense of time, and urgent, earthy vocals slicing through the air like a stiletto. A beautifully assembled set of essential music, HOOKER is a necessity for anyone seeking a comprehensive introduction to the king of endless boogie
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.110) - Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 10 Reissues Of 2006" -- "[A]n aptly locomotive portrait of Hooker's blues, highlighting his primal composing genius..."
Q (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "This is music reduced to its bare necessities, a victory for the primitive power of one-chord grooves and a baritone boom."
Uncut (p.90) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Hooker held fast to the visceral mysteries of rural blues, while yoking them to the electric crackle of the industrial north."
Down Beat (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Hooker blended Delta incantation and rhythm in a singularly primal way that brought out all the sensuality in his songs."
No Depression (p.79) - "[H]is basic sound remained constant: songs built around single-chord drones; unrhymed lyrics that often sounded improvised; propulsive but stripped-down rhythmic patterns usually devoid of standard structure or timing."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]is collaboration-heavy THE HEALER made him a global superstar but his roots remained firmly in the Mississippi Delta."
Disc 1
1 Boogie Chillen',Dimples,One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,Baby Lee
2 Sally Mae,Every Night,Let's Go Out Tonight,I'm in the Mood
3 Black Man Blues,I'm So Excited,Bottle Up And Go,Healer, The
4 Hobo Blues,I Love You Honey,Let's Make It - (live),Mr. Lucky
5 Hoogie Boogie,Tupelo Blues,King of the World - (live),I Cover the Waterfront
6 Weeping Willow Boogie,I Need Some Money,I'm Bad Like Jesse James - (live),This Is Hip
7 Crawlin' King Snake,Democrat Man,Think Twice Before You Go,Bottle Up and Go
8 Driftin' From Door To Door,No More Doggin',Mean Mean Woman,Same Old Blues Again
9 Catfish Blues,Gonna Use My Rod,Burning Hell,Boom Boom
10 Moses Smote The Water,Whiskey And Wimmen,Peavine,Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)
11 Huckle Up Baby,No Shoes,I Got My Eyes on You,Tupelo
12 Wandering Blues,We're All God's Chillun,Doin' the Shout,Kiddio
13 Don't You Remember Me,I'm Goin' Upstairs,Bluebird,Dimples
14 Notoriety Woman,Teachin' The Blues,Early One Morning,Don't Look Back
15 Let Your Daddy Ride,You Lost A Good Man,We'll Meet Again,Up And Down
16 John L's House Rent Boogie,Don't Turn Me From Your Door,Loving People,Mean Mean World
17 Bumble Bee Blues,When My First Wife Quit Me,Boogie Chillen'
18 Leave Me Wife Alone,Boom Boom
19 Just Me And My Telephone,She's Mine
20 I'm In The Mood,Frisco Blues
21 Blues For Big Town,Birmingham Blues
22 Stuttering Blues,Big Legs Tight Skirt
23 Down Child,It Serves Me Right To Suffer
24 Boogie Rambler,I'm Losin' You
25 Baby You Ain't No Good,I Cover The Waterfront
26 I'm Ready
Disc 2
1 Boogie Chillen',Dimples,One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,Baby Lee
2 Sally Mae,Every Night,Let's Go Out Tonight,I'm in the Mood
3 Black Man Blues,I'm So Excited,Bottle Up And Go,Healer, The
4 Hobo Blues,I Love You Honey,Let's Make It - (live),Mr. Lucky
5 Hoogie Boogie,Tupelo Blues,King of the World - (live),I Cover the Waterfront
6 Weeping Willow Boogie,I Need Some Money,I'm Bad Like Jesse James - (live),This Is Hip
7 Crawlin' King Snake,Democrat Man,Think Twice Before You Go,Bottle Up and Go
8 Driftin' From Door To Door,No More Doggin',Mean Mean Woman,Same Old Blues Again
9 Catfish Blues,Gonna Use My Rod,Burning Hell,Boom Boom
10 Moses Smote The Water,Whiskey And Wimmen,Peavine,Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)
11 Huckle Up Baby,No Shoes,I Got My Eyes on You,Tupelo
12 Wandering Blues,We're All God's Chillun,Doin' the Shout,Kiddio
13 Don't You Remember Me,I'm Goin' Upstairs,Bluebird,Dimples
14 Notoriety Woman,Teachin' The Blues,Early One Morning,Don't Look Back
15 Let Your Daddy Ride,You Lost A Good Man,We'll Meet Again,Up And Down
16 John L's House Rent Boogie,Don't Turn Me From Your Door,Loving People,Mean Mean World
17 Bumble Bee Blues,When My First Wife Quit Me,Boogie Chillen'
18 Leave Me Wife Alone,Boom Boom
19 Just Me And My Telephone,She's Mine
20 I'm In The Mood,Frisco Blues
21 Blues For Big Town,Birmingham Blues
22 Stuttering Blues,Big Legs Tight Skirt
23 Down Child,It Serves Me Right To Suffer
24 Boogie Rambler,I'm Losin' You
25 Baby You Ain't No Good,I Cover The Waterfront
26 I'm Ready
Disc 3
1 Boogie Chillen',Dimples,One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,Baby Lee
2 Sally Mae,Every Night,Let's Go Out Tonight,I'm in the Mood
3 Black Man Blues,I'm So Excited,Bottle Up And Go,Healer, The
4 Hobo Blues,I Love You Honey,Let's Make It - (live),Mr. Lucky
5 Hoogie Boogie,Tupelo Blues,King of the World - (live),I Cover the Waterfront
6 Weeping Willow Boogie,I Need Some Money,I'm Bad Like Jesse James - (live),This Is Hip
7 Crawlin' King Snake,Democrat Man,Think Twice Before You Go,Bottle Up and Go
8 Driftin' From Door To Door,No More Doggin',Mean Mean Woman,Same Old Blues Again
9 Catfish Blues,Gonna Use My Rod,Burning Hell,Boom Boom
10 Moses Smote The Water,Whiskey And Wimmen,Peavine,Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)
11 Huckle Up Baby,No Shoes,I Got My Eyes on You,Tupelo
12 Wandering Blues,We're All God's Chillun,Doin' the Shout,Kiddio
13 Don't You Remember Me,I'm Goin' Upstairs,Bluebird,Dimples
14 Notoriety Woman,Teachin' The Blues,Early One Morning,Don't Look Back
15 Let Your Daddy Ride,You Lost A Good Man,We'll Meet Again,Up And Down
16 John L's House Rent Boogie,Don't Turn Me From Your Door,Loving People,Mean Mean World
17 Bumble Bee Blues,When My First Wife Quit Me,Boogie Chillen'
18 Leave Me Wife Alone,Boom Boom
19 Just Me And My Telephone,She's Mine
20 I'm In The Mood,Frisco Blues
21 Blues For Big Town,Birmingham Blues
22 Stuttering Blues,Big Legs Tight Skirt
23 Down Child,It Serves Me Right To Suffer
24 Boogie Rambler,I'm Losin' You
25 Baby You Ain't No Good,I Cover The Waterfront
26 I'm Ready
Disc 4
1 Boogie Chillen',Dimples,One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,Baby Lee
2 Sally Mae,Every Night,Let's Go Out Tonight,I'm in the Mood
3 Black Man Blues,I'm So Excited,Bottle Up And Go,Healer, The
4 Hobo Blues,I Love You Honey,Let's Make It - (live),Mr. Lucky
5 Hoogie Boogie,Tupelo Blues,King of the World - (live),I Cover the Waterfront
6 Weeping Willow Boogie,I Need Some Money,I'm Bad Like Jesse James - (live),This Is Hip
7 Crawlin' King Snake,Democrat Man,Think Twice Before You Go,Bottle Up and Go
8 Driftin' From Door To Door,No More Doggin',Mean Mean Woman,Same Old Blues Again
9 Catfish Blues,Gonna Use My Rod,Burning Hell,Boom Boom
10 Moses Smote The Water,Whiskey And Wimmen,Peavine,Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)
11 Huckle Up Baby,No Shoes,I Got My Eyes on You,Tupelo
12 Wandering Blues,We're All God's Chillun,Doin' the Shout,Kiddio
13 Don't You Remember Me,I'm Goin' Upstairs,Bluebird,Dimples
14 Notoriety Woman,Teachin' The Blues,Early One Morning,Don't Look Back
15 Let Your Daddy Ride,You Lost A Good Man,We'll Meet Again,Up And Down
16 John L's House Rent Boogie,Don't Turn Me From Your Door,Loving People,Mean Mean World
17 Bumble Bee Blues,When My First Wife Quit Me,Boogie Chillen'
18 Leave Me Wife Alone,Boom Boom
19 Just Me And My Telephone,She's Mine
20 I'm In The Mood,Frisco Blues
21 Blues For Big Town,Birmingham Blues
22 Stuttering Blues,Big Legs Tight Skirt
23 Down Child,It Serves Me Right To Suffer
24 Boogie Rambler,I'm Losin' You
25 Baby You Ain't No Good,I Cover The Waterfront
26 I'm Ready
Product Attributes
Artist Hooker,John Lee
Music Format Compact Disc

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