Don't Look Back [Blue Label]

Don't Look Back [Blue Label]

by John Lee Hooker
     
 

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John Lee Hooker worked from a stylistically limited palette, and the gutbucket blues stomp of his signature songs like "Boogie Chillun" and "Boom Boom" remained enduring and influential because of their simple, primal structure. Like an old junkyard dog, Hooker only knew a few tricks, but he did them so well that it really never mattered. This 20-track collection from…  See more details below

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John Lee Hooker worked from a stylistically limited palette, and the gutbucket blues stomp of his signature songs like "Boogie Chillun" and "Boom Boom" remained enduring and influential because of their simple, primal structure. Like an old junkyard dog, Hooker only knew a few tricks, but he did them so well that it really never mattered. This 20-track collection from Snapper Records is drawn from his years with Vee Jay Records, and does a good job of dropping the listener into Hooker's reverb-laden, swampy world. Both the above songs are included here, along with a pair of interesting and atmospheric modal blues pieces, "Moanin' Blues" and "Dirty Ground Hog," and a marvelous and soulful version of "Don't Look Back" that shows Hooker really did know a few other ways to the river.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2004
Label:
Snapper Uk
UPC:
0636551002028
catalogNumber:
20
Rank:
272215

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Ivory Joe Hunter   Piano
Jimmy Reed   Harmonica
Eddie Taylor   Guitar
Frankie Bradford   Piano
Henry Cosby   Tenor Saxophone
Sylvester Hickman   Bass
Richard G. Johnson   Drums
Andrew "Mike" Terry   Baritone Saxophone
Larry Veeder   Guitar
Thomas Whitehead   Drums
Quinn Wilson   Bass
William "Lefty" Bates   Guitar
James Jameson   Bass
Barry Benjamin   Drums
George Washington   Bass

Technical Credits

Leroy Carr   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Bernard Besman   Composer
Freddy Williams   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
James C. Bracken   Composer

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