Celebrate Hooker's 100th Birthday With Compilation On Vinyl LP!
2017 marks what would have been John Lee Hooker’s 100th birthday. As part of a
larger, year-long centennial celebration for the legendary bluesman, this new
collection features some of Hooker’s most celebrated recordings, from the prime
of his career. Spanning his time on Vee-Jay, Stax, Riverside and Specialty
Records, the collection includes such favorites as “Boom Boom,” “Boogie Chillun’”
and “Big Legs, Tight Skirt.” New liner notes by music journalist Bill Dahl round
out the package.
"Many of Hooker's best-known songs are here, including a lively
version of "Boom Boom," the swinging "Boogie Chillun'," "Dimples," and the
gritty and blatantly sexual "Grinder Man"... All of Hooker's best-loved
qualities are showcased - his rich and tremulous voice on "I Need Some Money"
and the title track; the singular guitar style of "Crawlin' King Snake" and
"Frisco Blues"; the raw emotion on "No Shoes"; and the swagger of "Big Legs,
Tight Skirt." - Karen Bells, The Absolute Sound, July/August 2017
• Vinyl LP
• New liner notes by music journalist Bill Dahl
1. Boom Boom
2. Boogie Chillun'
4. I'm In The Mood
5. I Love You Honey
6. Whiskey And Wimmen
7. I Need Some Money
8. Grinder Man
1. I'm Going Upstairs
2. Big Legs, Tight Skirt
3. No More Doggin'
4. No Shoes
5. Crawlin' Kingsnake
6. Frisco Blues
7. It Serves Me Right
8. Time Is Marching