The Definitive Collection [Hip-O]

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All Music Guide - Campbell
What can be said about yet another John Lee Hooker greatest-hits collection!? Not only is the music consumer loaded down with these discs, but frankly, most are very similar in content. The main thing to look for when purchasing a compilation of "The Hook" is a trust-worthy label. Hip-O's Definitive Collection provides one such example, complete with professional packaging, informative liner notes, superlative sound, and most importantly, the best-known songs from Hooker's massive catalog spanning six decades. From solo material recorded in Detroit in the '40s for the Modern label, through his mostly electric recordings on Chess, Vee Jay, Impulse, and ABC-BluesWay up to his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
What can be said about yet another John Lee Hooker greatest-hits collection!? Not only is the music consumer loaded down with these discs, but frankly, most are very similar in content. The main thing to look for when purchasing a compilation of "The Hook" is a trust-worthy label. Hip-O's Definitive Collection provides one such example, complete with professional packaging, informative liner notes, superlative sound, and most importantly, the best-known songs from Hooker's massive catalog spanning six decades. From solo material recorded in Detroit in the '40s for the Modern label, through his mostly electric recordings on Chess, Vee Jay, Impulse, and ABC-BluesWay up to his final, Grammy Award winning collaborations with Bonnie Raitt and Carlos Santana, these are the 20 cuts that any John Lee Hooker neophyte should hear.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2006
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602498797501
  • Catalog Number: 000612702
  • Sales rank: 23,458

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Lee Hooker Primary Artist
Buddy Guy Guitar
Eddie Kirkland Guitar
Louis Myers Harmonica
Eddie Taylor Bass, Guitar
Bonnie Raitt Vocals, Slide Guitar
Armando Peraza Conga
Phil Upchurch Bass
José Chepitó Areas Timbales
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson Guitar
Mac Arnold Bass
Fred Below Drums
Eddie "Guitar" Burns Guitar
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Francis Clay Drums
Al Duncan Drums
Panama Francis Drums
Milt Hinton Bass
Sammy Lawhorn Guitar
Lafayette Leake Piano
Muddy Waters Guitar
Otis Spann Piano
Chester Thompson Synthesizer, Keyboards
Carlos Santana Guitar
George Washington Bass
Joseph Barry Galbraith Guitar
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Roy Rogers Composer
Al Smith Composer, Audio Production
Ralph Bass Producer, Audio Production
Bernard Besman Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Jim Gaines Producer
Bob Hite Producer
Skip Taylor Producer
Bob Thiele Producer, Audio Production
Tony Hollins Composer
Carlos Santana Composer, Producer
Jan Persson Cover Photo
James C. Bracken Composer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
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