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This review is from: John Lee Hooker: The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948-1954 (Audio CD)
A CD of uncompramised blues with an unbreakably strong boggie Rythem. I haven't sampled much else of John Lee Hooker's recordings so am unable to compare this to the rest of his work, but to me it stands out from most chicargo blues, probably because it is right at the leading edge of the field, songs like Rock House Boogie represent real cutting edge production work that I was under the impression didn't happen until the Beatles come along, his pure voice and developing guitar lend a grate honesty to the work, and his ability to sing outside the blues whilst still remaining grounded in it's rythems and patterns give this record an honesty that I feel many blues recordings seem to miss. I wouldn't recomend this to everybody, some of the tracks have not been copied briliantly and there are imperfections, but I think that if you are somebody who really enjoys listening to to music (I don't mean the words or the style, but the music behind all that) then I don't see how you can be disapointed by this CD, I certanly wasn't.