Best of John Lee Hooker 1965 to 1974

Best of John Lee Hooker 1965 to 1974

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by John Lee Hooker
     
 

MCA's The Best of John Lee Hooker has a misleading title. All of the 16 selections are taken from his recordings for ABC, which were made at the end of the '60s and beginning of the '70s. During this time, his producers were experimenting with his sound, adding contemporary sonic touches like funk rhythms and wah-wahSee more details below

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MCA's The Best of John Lee Hooker has a misleading title. All of the 16 selections are taken from his recordings for ABC, which were made at the end of the '60s and beginning of the '70s. During this time, his producers were experimenting with his sound, adding contemporary sonic touches like funk rhythms and wah-wah pedals. Needless to say, this sound didn't sit particularly well with Hooker's lean, haunting blues. However, these songs do take the best material from generally poor albums -- anyone who wants to sample his ABC material should turn here first and they'll realize that they don't need to explore much further.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/24/1992
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811053925
catalogNumber:
10539
Rank:
22282

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Eddie Kirkland   Guitar
Louis Myers   Harmonica
Eddie Taylor   Bass
Elvin Bishop   Slide Guitar
Phil Upchurch   Bass
Clifford Coulter   Electric Piano,Moog Synthesizer,Contralto (Vocal)
Jim Kahr   Guitar
Stephen Miller   Guitar
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson   Guitar
Mac Arnold   Bass
Paul Asbell   Guitar
Wayne Bennett   Guitar
Eddie "Guitar" Burns   Guitar
Jeffrey M. Carp   Harmonica
Emilio Castillo   Tenor Saxophone
Francis Clay   Drums
Duncan   Drums
Mike "Hollywood Fats" Mann   Guitar
Panama Francis   Drums
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Mic Gillette   Trombone,Trumpet
Milt Hinton   Bass
Robert Hooker   Organ
Sammy Lawhorn   Guitar
Van Morrison   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Muddy Waters   Guitar
Mark Naftalin   Piano
Lenny Pickett   Tenor Saxophone
Roosevelt Shaw   Drums
Gino Skaggs   Bass
Otis Spann   Piano
Ken Swank   Drums
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker   Keyboards
Stephen Kupka   Baritone Saxophone
Dan Alexander   Guitar
Greg Adams   Trumpet

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Robert C. Smith   Producer
Ralph Bass   Producer
Bernard Besman   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Andy McKaie   Reissue Producer
Ed Michel   Producer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction

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