The Best of John Lee Hooker 1965 to 1974

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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Owens
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/1992
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811053925
  • Catalog Number: 10539
  • Sales rank: 21,098

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
Al 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
Al 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Blues at its finest!

    John Lee Hooker could not be a better investment for the novice or experienced blues fan. I begged for a collection of blues music for Christmas and this jem was in the pack. Good thing cds don't have grooves or I would have worn them out by now!

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