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John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 8, 2017
John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000

John Lee Hooker - On Campus (1964) Reissue 2000
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Genre: Blues | Label: Vee-Jay/Collectables | # COL-CD-7103 | Time: 00:35:00

Vee Jay's 1964 album John Lee Hooker on Campus is titled to sound like a live recording but it isn't. As part of the Collectables Vee Jay reissue campaign, these 12 tracks originally tried to capitalize on Hooker's emergence on the coffeehouse/college tours he was involved in at the time. This is an electric album that contains excellent material from Hooker, even though the occasional background singers get in the way, attempting to modernize his gritty blues with a smoother soul sound. All of the Vee Jay reissues of John Lee Hooker material are worth having and are budget priced as a bonus.
John Lee & Gerry Brown - Bamboo Madness (1974) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

John Lee & Gerry Brown - Bamboo Madness (1974) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1974, 2015 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6419
Jazz / Neo Bop / Fusion / Drums / Bass / Flute

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A sweet 70s set from the ultra-hip rhythm duo of bassist John Lee and drummer Gerry Brown – working here in a European setting with loads of great reed work to support the "bamboo" vibe of the title! Flute player Chris Hinze blows both bamboo and regular flute – and the feel of the set is like some of his excellent fusion dates from the same time – but the record also has lots of great work from Gary Bartz on alto and soprano sax, plus some keyboards from Hubert Eaves and Jasper Van'T Hof – two very different players who balance out the mood nicely. Some tracks are full-on fusion, but they're offset by mellower, more introspective passages – of the sort that really let the reed players come out strongly – and titles include "Jua", "Rise On", "Who Can See The Shadow Of The Moon", "Infinite Jones", and "Deliverance".
John Lee Hooker - The Big Soul Of John Lee Hooker (1963) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2016}

John Lee Hooker - The Big Soul Of John Lee Hooker (1963) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2016}
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© 1963, 2016 Vee Jay / Soul Jam Records | 600881
Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Electric Blues / Blues Revival / Delta Blues

This release presents one of John Lee Hooker's finest albums, The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker. It was recorded in 1962 and released by Vee-Jay Records. Here the bluesman explores the soul and R&B sounds of the early ‘60s, while maintaining the essence of his own boogieblues style. His gritty voice is as heavily emotive and unshakable as ever on these recordings. Hooker is backed by the seed of one of the most successful studio bands of all time, which would later be known as The Funk Brothers (the Motown studio band), as well as by a wonderful female backing vocal group. In addition to the original masterpiece, this remastered collector's edition also contains 10 bonus tracks from the same period, and constitutes one of the peaks of John Lee Hooker's incomparable musical legacy.

John Lee Hooker - Rare Performances 1960-1984 (2002)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 11, 2016
John Lee Hooker - Rare Performances 1960-1984 (2002)

John Lee Hooker - Rare Performances 1960-1984 (2002)
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Genre: Blues | Label: Vestapol | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 10 March 2002 | Runtime: 60 min. | 2,66 GB (DVD5)

John Lee Hooker is one of the foremost blues performers of the postwar period. He is in actuality a Mississippi country bluesman and his music has always been firmly grounded in the traditional blues of his native state. He has remained true to its fundamental principles throughout a professional career of more than five decades.
Boogie Man: The Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American Twentieth Century (repost)

Charles Shaar Murray, "Boogie Man: The Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American Twentieth Century"
ISBN: 0857862030 | 2011 | EPUB | 512 pages | 3 MB
John Lee Hooker - The Folk Lore Of John Lee Hooker & Folk Blues (1961-62) {2on1 Hoodoo Records rel 2014}

John Lee Hooker - The Folk Lore Of John Lee Hooker & Folk Blues (1961-62) {2on1 Hoodoo Records rel 2014}
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© 1961-62, 2014 Vee Jay / Crown / Hoodoo Records | 263499
Blues / Electric Blues / Blues Revival / Delta Blues

Two classic Hooker LPs, all digitally re-mastered, 22 solid slabs of dark, leathery, brooding nostalgia. This is the electric blues at its very roots. If there’s still anyone out there reading this magazine who hasn’t at least one Hooker album in their collection, then you’re still a long way from qualifying as a blues aficionado. So this is a good place to start. This stripped-bare, one man and a growling electric guitar (on most tracks) music is the stuff those guys who fled the south for the auto production lines in the north used to listen to.
John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker (The Galaxy LP) (1962) {Soul Jam Records Remastered & Expanded 2016}

John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker (The Galaxy LP) (1962) {Soul Jam Records Remastered & Expanded 2016}
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© 1962, 2016 Galaxy / Fantasy Records / Soul Jam Records | 600876
Blues / Electric Blues / Acoustic Blues / Blues Revival / Delta Blues

This Soul Jam release presents one of Hooker's most difficult to find albums on CD, the eponymous John Lee Hooker. It was originally released in 1962 by the Fantasy Records' subsidiary Galaxy label. The album includes a selection of hard-to-find recordings taped with his electric guitar during different sessions in the 1950s, all of them produced by Bernard Besman, the man who helped define Hooker's recorded sound, which has often relied upon heavy walking beats, boogies, and an eerie atmosphere. In addition to the original masterpiece, this remastered collector's edition also contains 8 bonus tracks from the same period.
John Lee Hooker - Kabuki Wuki (1973) + Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee (1973) 2CD Set, Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - 'Kabuki Wuki' (1973) + 'Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee' (1973)
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Genre: Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD1129 | Time: 01:22:00

BGO Records has released two early ‘70s albums by the legendary John Lee Hooker. While admittedly not his best albums, they both still show this man did more than play the blues, he lived them. On these offerings, Hooker pumped out a slow moving steam engine of blues music that never picks up too much speed, yet keeps things chooglin’ along just fine.
Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n Heat (1970) [1996, MFSL UDCD 2-676]

Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n Heat (1970)
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Blues Rock / Blues

When this two-LP set was initially released in January 1971, Canned Heat was back to its R&B roots, sporting slightly revised personnel. In the spring of the previous year, Larry "The Mole" Taylor (bass) and Harvey Mandel (guitar) simultaneously accepted invitations to join John Mayall's concurrent incarnation of the Bluesbreakers…
John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) & Travelin' (1960) {Soul Jam Records 600804 rel 2011}

John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) & Travelin' (1960) {Soul Jam Records 600804 rel 2011}
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© 1959-60, 2011 Vee-Jay / Soul Jam Records | 600804
Blues / Electric Blues / Blues Revival / Delta Blues / Detroit Blues

Two classic Vee-Jay albums from blues master John Lee Hooker! One of the great blues collections of the post-World War II era. John Lee Hooker developed a “talking blues” style that became his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta tradition, his metrically free approach and unique sound would make him a staple of the Detroit blues tradition. Often called the “King of the Boogie”, Hooker’s driving, rhythmic approach to guitar playing has become an integral part of the blues.