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Legend - The Best of John Lee Hooker [CD]

John Lee Hooker Audio CD
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Singer-guitarist John Lee Hooker (1917-2001) was one of the most successful blues artists of the second half of the 20th century, yet his hypnotic brand of blues was in many ways a throwback to earlier times, before rules of rhyme, meter, and chord structure became standardized. The Clarksdale, Mississippi-born musician burst on the national scene with his first record, "Boogie ... Read more in Amazon's John Lee Hooker Store

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  • Audio CD (21 Mar 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Demon Music Group
  • ASIN: B0007W0LQ4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,693 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Boom Boom
2. Dimples
3. I’m In The Mood
4. Boogie Chillun
5. It Serves You Right To Suffer
6. This Hip
7. House Rent Boogie
8. I’m So Excited
9. I Love You Honey
10. Hobo Blues
11. Crawlin’ Kingsnake
12. Maude
13. Baby Lee
14. Good Rockin’ Mama
15. Dirty Ground Hog Blues
16. Bottle Up & Go
17. Everybody Rockin’
18. Nightmare
19. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
20. You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone
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Product Description

JOHN LEE HOOKER Legend - The Best Of John Lee Hooker (2005 UK 24-track CD compilation featuring classic blues recordings including Boom Boom and Dimples along with a version of Will The Circle Be Unbroken picture sleeve)

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Hooker best of's around. 27 July 2008
By A. Willmer VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Let's face it, there are hundreds of blues best ofs and all are usually dirt cheap. While that's all well and good it can be difficult to work out which one to go for if you don't know the artist. This is particualry problematic when buying a Hooker album as he recorded about fifty versions of each song - some good some bad. Therefore it can be difficult to know just how good the cd is.

Over the years I've managed to work my way through quite a number of John Lee Hooker compilations and I have to say, this is by far the best. Okay, it doesn't have 'One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer' (for some reason every best of either has that or 'Boom Boom' but neither together!) but it does have the best versions of 'Boom Boom', 'Boogie Chillen', 'Crawling Kingsnake' and 'This is Hip'. That in my book makes it worth the four quid alone. However, there are also a few lesser known gems here. 'Blues Before Sunrise' is a good example of this as is 'Nightmares'. Therefore if you only buy one JLH record then make it this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A giveaway 31 Dec 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a great album, worth more than the price charged for it. But then, I have always loved Lee Hooker and his contemporary bluesmen.
The guitar and vocals are vintage John.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Monotony 7 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This recording is surely useful to get to know John Lee Hooker. For a casual listener the many songs are difficult to differentiate, there is so many of them and a lot of them follow the same, simple model.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great C D 18 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD
My C D of John Lee Hooker arrived so quick, really great C D, I have a Bose system where I can store, so C D is passed on to my partner where he is ordering another John Lee Hooker
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