John Lee Hooker

Mostly this is an excuse to add a YouTube video, brought to my attention from a close friend.

John Lee Hooker Website

Wikipedia Entry

I have little to add about John Lee Hooker. No personal anecdotes. His sense of timing is hypnotic and unique. I spent some time to complete a simple, representative complilation for the collection:

My favorite is “Hobo Blues” from a Vanguard Folk Sampler compilation. The version of “Tupelo” shown above is a newer recording from a CD called Best of Friends. Most songs are added from a greatest hits CD I picked up a while ago, probably a collection from his time at Chess records in Chicago. The rest are collected from here and there. Make sure to shop for the best of multiple versions of each song:

Tupelo, John Lee Hooker ✭✭✭
Tupelo, John Lee Hooker ✭✭✭
Boogie Chillun, John Lee Hooker ✭✭✭
Boogie Chillun, John Lee Hooker ✭✭
Dimples, John Lee Hooker ✭✭
It Serves You Right To Suffer, John Lee Hooker ✭✭✭
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, John Lee Hooker ✭✭✭
Boom Boom, John Lee Hooker ✭✭✭
Hobo Blues, John Lee Hooker ✭✭✭✭
Crawlin’ King Snake, John Lee Hooker ✭✭
No Shoes, John Lee Hooker ✭✭
I’m In The Mood, John Lee Hooker ✭✭
Old Time Shimmy, John Lee Hooker ✭✭
I’m Goin’ Upstairs, John Lee Hooker ✭✭
Huckle Up Baby, John Lee Hooker ✭✭
Frisco Blues, John Lee Hooker
Baby Lee, John Lee Hooker

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s