Anthology: 50 Years

Anthology: 50 Years

by John Lee Hooker
     
 

Shout! Factory's 2009 set Anthology: 50 Years is not the first double-disc Hooker retrospect, nor is it likely to be the last. It differs from the previous front runner for best two-disc Hooker set, Rhino's 1991 The Ultimate Collection (1948-1990), by covering the last decade or so of his career, winding up being just one songSee more details below

Overview

Shout! Factory's 2009 set Anthology: 50 Years is not the first double-disc Hooker retrospect, nor is it likely to be the last. It differs from the previous front runner for best two-disc Hooker set, Rhino's 1991 The Ultimate Collection (1948-1990), by covering the last decade or so of his career, winding up being just one song longer than The Ultimate, weighing in at 32 tracks. Anthology has an even-handed approach, touching on almost every phase of his career -- on the '70s, represented only bay a duet with Canned Heat, which is no great loss -- with the first disc running from 1948 to 1962, hitting "Boogie Chillen," "Crawlin' King Snake," and "Boom Boom" along the way, with the second beginning with 1965's "Big Legs Tight Skirt" and ending with 1997's "Don't Look Back," a duet with Van Morrison. As with many latter day Hooker compilations, there may be too many superstar duets for some tastes, but he did spend his last decade recording too many of them, so it's accurate in a sense and they don't wind up setting this collection off balance. For if this collection is anything, it is balanced, taking enough of each period to paint a full picture of Hooker's career -- which may not be the same thing as offering up all his best, but it's useful in its own way.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/2009
Label:
Shout Factory
UPC:
0826663112894
catalogNumber:
31128
Rank:
54527

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Boogie Chillen'
  2. Hobo Blues
  3. Hoogie Boogie
  4. Crawlin' King Snake
  5. Huckle Up Baby
  6. Let Your Daddy Ride
  7. John l's House Rent Boogie
  8. I'm in the Mood
  9. Dimples
  10. I Love You Honey
  11. No Shoes
  12. No More Doggin'
  13. I Need Some Money
  14. Teachin' the Blues
  15. Boom Boom
  16. She's Mine

Disc 2

  1. Big Legs Tight Skirt
  2. It Serves Me Right to Suffer
  3. Bottle Up and Go
  4. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
  5. Let's Go out Tonight
  6. I Cover the Waterfront
  7. I'm Bad Like Jesse James
  8. Peavine
  9. Jealous
  10. The Healer
  11. I'm in the Mood
  12. Same Old Blues Again  - John Lee Hooker
  13. Boogie at Russian Hill  - Albert Collins
  14. Kiddio  - John Lee Hooker
  15. Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)
  16. Don't Look Back  - Van Morrison

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Charles Brown   Piano
Robert Cray   Guitar
Ivory Joe Hunter   Piano
Eddie Kirkland   Guitar
Roy Rogers   Guitar
Eddie Taylor   Guitar
Bonnie Raitt   Vocals,Slide Guitar
Albert Collins   Guitar
Louis Hayes   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass Guitar
Armando Peraza   Conga
José Chepitó Areas   Timbales
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson   Guitar
Deacon Jones   Organ
Henry Vestine   Guitar
Mac Arnold   Bass,Bass Guitar
Lefty Bates   Guitar
Fred Below   Drums
Wayne Bennett   Guitar
Gaylord Birch   Drums
Dave Boorman   Drums
Bowen Brown   Drums
Eddie "Guitar" Burns   Guitar
Danny Caron   Guitar
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums
Francis Clay   Drums
Hank Cosby   Tenor Saxophone
Henry Cosby   Tenor Saxophone
Richard Cousins   Bass,Bass Guitar
Peter Cruickshank   Bass
Ruth Davies   Bass,Bass Guitar
Antonio de la Barreda   Bass,Bass Guitar
Panama Francis   Drums
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Jim Guyett   Bass,Bass Guitar
Kevin Hayes   Drums
Sylvester Hickman   Bass
Milt Hinton   Bass,Bass Guitar
James Jamerson   Bass,Bass Guitar
Richard Johnson   Drums
Richard G. Johnson   Drums
Tim Kaihatsu   Guitar
Rich Kirch   Guitar
Sammy Lawhorn   Guitar
Lafayette Leake   Organ,Piano
S.P. Leary   Drums
Scott Mathews   Drums
Tony McPhee   Guitar
Van Morrison   Guitar,Vocals
Muddy Waters   Guitar
Tom Parker   Organ,Piano
Karl Perazzo   Timbales
Benny Rietveld   Bass,Bass Guitar
Raul Rekow   Conga
Tim Richards   Drums
Otis Spann   Piano
Andrew "Mike" Terry   Baritone Saxophone
Chester Thompson   Keyboards
Larry Veeder   Guitar
George Washington   Bass Guitar
Adolfo de la Parra   Drums
Jimmy Pugh   Keyboards
Alan Wilson   Guitar
Carlos Santana   Guitar
Larry Hamilton   Bass,Bass Guitar
William "Lefty" Bates   Guitar
Joe Hunter   Piano
Mike Osborn   Guitar
Benny Benjamin   Drums
James Watkins   Piano
Sam "Stovepipe No. 1" Jones   Bass
George Washington   Bass
Andrew "Mike" Terry   Baritone Saxophone
Larry Veeder   Guitar
Sylvester Hickman   Bass Guitar
Dave Boorman   Drums
Luther Johnson   Guitar
Pete Cruickshank   Bass Guitar
Everett McCrary   Bass Guitar
Tom Whitehead   Drums
Jimmy Turner   Drums
Eddie Burns   Guitar

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Roy Rogers   Composer,Audio Production
Brook Benton   Composer
Ralph Bass   Producer,Audio Production
Bernard Besman   Composer,Audio Production
Jim Gaines   Producer,Audio Production
Berry Gordy   Composer
Richard Harrington   Executive Producer
Bob Hite   Producer,Audio Production
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Audio Production
Van Morrison   Producer,Audio Production
Clyde Otis   Composer
Skip Taylor   Producer,Audio Production
Bob Thiele   Producer,Audio Production
Chester Thompson   Composer
Henry Stone   Producer,Audio Production
Carlos Santana   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Mike Kappus   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Mathieu Bitton   Art Direction
Jas Obrecht   Liner Notes
Pat Kraus   Remastering
James C. Bracken   Composer
Janie Bradford   Composer
Jeff Palo   Producer
Karrie Stouffer   Artwork

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