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King Of The Boogie

John Lee Hooker

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John Lee Hooker was one of the greatest figures to rise from post-war blues, but he always stood out from other artists in the genre. The minimalism of his style drew a clear line from the pioneering figures of Delta blues, but the hypnotic insistence of his song structures and the unrelenting stomp of his boogie rhythms took those influences to another time and place. Hooker's music could speak of joy or menace with equal force, and with remarkably few changes. And while 12-bar was the unyielding template for nearly every other blues artist, Hooker followed no rules beyond his own muse, embracing rhythmic structures and chord changes that seemed chaotic on paper but sounded brilliant when executed by Hooker. While clearly a bluesman, he was a subgenre unto himself, a musician with a singular approach that many followed but no one could duplicate with the same gravity. In addition to being unique, Hooker was also prolific, recording literally dozens of albums for many different labels in a career that stretched from 1948 to 1997, and compiling a set that accurately represents the length and breadth of his catalog is no simple task. 2017's King of the Boogie is a five-disc set compiled with the cooperation of Hooker's estate and attempts to skim the cream from his massive body of work. The first three discs comprise a (relatively) concise summary of his studio material, while disc four is devoted to live recordings, and disc five is a sampler of his collaborations with other artists, which dominated many of his latter-day albums. Given the very distinct stages of Hooker's career -- his early acoustic sides, his later electric material, his evolution into working with a full band, and the polished, star-sprinkled late period sides -- it's very much a matter of the taste of individual fans that will determine how much they like the three-disc career summary. That said, the track selection delivers most of the acknowledged classics, offers an accurate balance of the various phases of his career, and throws in a few surprises ("Shake, Holler and Run" takes an obvious "Shake, Rattle and Roll" lift and turns it into something very much its own once Hooker is done with it). The live tracks demonstrate his strength and charisma as a live performer, and if the duets are not for many Hooker purists, the fact artists as gifted as Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, and Los Lobos were eager to work with him speaks volumes about how respected he was. It's probably impossible to assemble a truly definitive John Lee Hooker collection, but King of the Boogie leaves no doubt of his talent, his unique vision, and the lasting importance of his music. Add a well-designed package with plenty of rare photos, fine liner notes from Jas Obrecht, and well-detailed track annotation, and you have a splendid sampler that should please loyal fans and dazzle those who have never been introduced to Hooker's music.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

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1
Boogie Chillen
00:03:09

Bernard Besman, Producer, ComposerLyricist - John Lee Hooker, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1948 Ace Records Ltd., Under license from ACE Records Ltd.

2
Sally Mae
00:03:12

John Lee Hooker, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Benard Besman, Producer

℗ 1948 Ace Records Ltd.

3
Hobo Blues
00:03:01

Bernard Besman, Producer - Joe Josea, ComposerLyricist - John Lee Hooker, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1949 Ace Records Ltd., Under license from ACE Records Ltd.

4
Crawlin' King Snake
00:03:01

Bernard Besman, Producer - John Lee Hooker, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Hollins, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1949 Ace Records Ltd., Courtesy of Ace Records Ltd.

5
Black Man Blues
00:03:37

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist - Texas Slim, ComposerLyricist - Elmer Barbee, Producer

℗ 2005 Gusto Records Inc.

6
Goin’ Mad Blues
00:03:46

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist - A.M. Brunner, ComposerLyricist - Elmer Barbee, Producer

℗ 2003 Savoy Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

7
Who’s Been Jiving You
00:03:09

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist - Arthur Crudup, ComposerLyricist - Elmer Barbee, Producer

℗ 2005 Gusto Records Inc.

8
(Miss Sadie Mae) Curl My Baby’s Hair
00:02:51

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Elmer Barbee, Producer

℗ 2017 Fortune Records

9
Hoogie Boogie
00:02:57

Bernard Besman, Producer, ComposerLyricist - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1993 Ace Records Ltd.

10
Burnin' Hell
00:02:42

Bernard Besman, Producer - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1992 Specialty Records Inc.

11
Weeping Willow Boogie
00:02:49

Bernard Besman, Producer, ComposerLyricist - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1993 Ace Records Ltd.

12
Moaning Blues
00:03:06

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist - Joe Von Battle, Producer - Texas Slim, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2005 Gusto Records Inc.

13
Huckle Up Baby
00:02:47

Bernard Besman, Producer, ComposerLyricist - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1992 Specialty Records Inc.

14
Goin' Down Highway 51
00:02:31

Bernard Besman, Producer - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1992 Specialty Records Inc.

15
John L's House Rent Boogie
00:02:47

John Lee Hooker, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Benard Besman, Producer

℗ 1951 Ace Records Ltd., Under license from ACE Records Ltd.

16
I'm In The Mood
00:03:07

Bernard Besman, Producer, ComposerLyricist - John Lee Hooker, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Kirkland, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1951 Ace Records Ltd., Under license from ACE Records Ltd.

17
Two White Horses
00:03:22

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2000 The John Lee Hooker Family Limited Partnership

18
33 Blues
00:02:06

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Gene Deitsch, Producer

℗ 2000 The John Lee Hooker Family Limited Partnership.

19
Sugar Mama (Single Version)
00:03:15

John Lee Hooker, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1952 UMG Recordings, Inc.

20
Wobbling Baby
00:02:41

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Henry Stone, Producer

℗ 1992 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States

21
Stuttering Blues
00:02:17

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist - Henry Stone, Producer - John Lee Booker, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1992 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States

22
I’m A Boogie Man
00:02:21

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Joe Von Battle, Producer

℗ 2017 P-VINE, Inc.

23
Down Child
00:02:53

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Joe Bihari, Producer

℗ 2017 P-VINE, Inc.

24
Odds Against Me aka Backbiters And Syndicators
00:03:09

John Griffith, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Burns, Harmonica, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Whitehead, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Theophilus Roosevelt, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Hooks, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Siracuse, Producer

℗ 1993 Specialty Records Inc.

25
Shake, Holler And Run
00:02:58

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Joe Bihari, Producer - Sam Ling, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2017 P-VINE, Inc.

DISC 2

1
Unfriendly Woman (aka Stop Now)
00:03:25

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - James Bracken, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1955 Concord Music Group, Inc.

2
Mambo Chillun
00:02:48

Calvin Carter, Producer - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1993 Concord Music Group, Inc.

3
Time Is Marching
00:03:03

Calvin Carter, Producer - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1993 Concord Music Group, Inc.

4
Dimples
00:02:12

John Lee Hooker, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Eddie Taylor, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - James Bracken, ComposerLyricist - George Washington, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Tom Whitehead, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1993 Concord Music Group, Inc.

5
Little Wheel
00:02:36

Calvin Carter, Producer - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - James Bracken, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1993 Concord Music Group, Inc.

6
I Love You Honey
00:02:34

Calvin Carter, Producer - John Lee Hooker, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard Johnson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Taylor, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Hunter, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Freddie Williams, ComposerLyricist - Everett McCrary, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal)

℗ 1993 Concord Music Group, Inc.

7
Drive Me Away
00:02:56

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2017 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

8
Maudie
00:02:20

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1998 Concord Music Group, Inc.

9
When I Lay My Burden Down
00:02:39

Traditional, ComposerLyricist - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist

℗ 2017 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

10
Tupelo Blues
00:03:25

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Bill Grauer, Producer

℗ 1959 Riverside Records

11
Good Mornin', Lil' School Girl
00:03:42

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Bill Grauer, Producer

℗ 1959 Riverside Records

12
I Rolled And Turned And Cried The Whole Night Long
00:03:49

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Bill Grauer, Producer

℗ 1964 Riverside, Inc.

13
No More Doggin'
00:02:48

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Orrin Keepnews, Producer

℗ 1960 Fantasy, Inc.

14
Dusty Road
00:02:19

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1960 Concord Music Group, Inc.

15
No Shoes
00:02:27

John Lee Hooker, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lefty Bates, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Sylvester Hickman, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Jimmy Turner, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1960 Vee-Jay Ltd. Partnership, Courtesy of Vee-Jay Ltd. Partnership

16
My First Wife Left Me
00:03:35

John Lee Hooker, Electric Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1961 Vee-Jay Ltd. Partnership

17
Crazy About That Walk
00:03:04

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2017 Fortune Records

18
Want Ad Blues
00:02:15

Jimmy Reed, Guitar, Harmonica, AssociatedPerformer - John Lee Hooker, Electric Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Quinn Wilson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - William Bates, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Earl Phillips, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1961 Vee-Jay Ltd. Partnership

19
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
00:02:35

Charles H. Gabriel, Composer - Ada Habershon, ComposerLyricist - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist

℗ 2017 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

20
I'm Going Upstairs
00:02:57

Jimmy Reed, Guitar, Harmonica, AssociatedPerformer - John Lee Hooker, Electric Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Quinn Wilson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - William Bates, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Earl Phillips, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1961 Vee-Jay Ltd. Partnership

21
I Lost My Job
00:02:58

Bernard Besman, Producer, ComposerLyricist - John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2017 Ace Records Ltd.

22
Don’t Turn Me From Your Door
00:02:44

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Henry Stone, Producer

℗ 1992 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States

23
Grinder Man
00:03:57

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Henry Stone, Producer

℗ 1969 Stax Records

24
Meat Shakes On Her Bone
00:02:52

John Lee Hooker, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Henry Stone, Producer

℗ 2017 The John Lee Hooker Family Limited Partnership

DISC 3

1
Boom Boom
00:02:33

John Lee Hooker, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Joe Hunter, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - James Jamerson, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Benny Benjamin, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Hank Crosby, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1962 Concord Music Group, Inc., Courtesy of Vee-Jay Ltd Partnership

Album Description

John Lee Hooker was one of the greatest figures to rise from post-war blues, but he always stood out from other artists in the genre. The minimalism of his style drew a clear line from the pioneering figures of Delta blues, but the hypnotic insistence of his song structures and the unrelenting stomp of his boogie rhythms took those influences to another time and place. Hooker's music could speak of joy or menace with equal force, and with remarkably few changes. And while 12-bar was the unyielding template for nearly every other blues artist, Hooker followed no rules beyond his own muse, embracing rhythmic structures and chord changes that seemed chaotic on paper but sounded brilliant when executed by Hooker. While clearly a bluesman, he was a subgenre unto himself, a musician with a singular approach that many followed but no one could duplicate with the same gravity. In addition to being unique, Hooker was also prolific, recording literally dozens of albums for many different labels in a career that stretched from 1948 to 1997, and compiling a set that accurately represents the length and breadth of his catalog is no simple task. 2017's King of the Boogie is a five-disc set compiled with the cooperation of Hooker's estate and attempts to skim the cream from his massive body of work. The first three discs comprise a (relatively) concise summary of his studio material, while disc four is devoted to live recordings, and disc five is a sampler of his collaborations with other artists, which dominated many of his latter-day albums. Given the very distinct stages of Hooker's career -- his early acoustic sides, his later electric material, his evolution into working with a full band, and the polished, star-sprinkled late period sides -- it's very much a matter of the taste of individual fans that will determine how much they like the three-disc career summary. That said, the track selection delivers most of the acknowledged classics, offers an accurate balance of the various phases of his career, and throws in a few surprises ("Shake, Holler and Run" takes an obvious "Shake, Rattle and Roll" lift and turns it into something very much its own once Hooker is done with it). The live tracks demonstrate his strength and charisma as a live performer, and if the duets are not for many Hooker purists, the fact artists as gifted as Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, and Los Lobos were eager to work with him speaks volumes about how respected he was. It's probably impossible to assemble a truly definitive John Lee Hooker collection, but King of the Boogie leaves no doubt of his talent, his unique vision, and the lasting importance of his music. Add a well-designed package with plenty of rare photos, fine liner notes from Jas Obrecht, and well-detailed track annotation, and you have a splendid sampler that should please loyal fans and dazzle those who have never been introduced to Hooker's music.
© Mark Deming /TiVo

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