Ultimate Collection (1948-1990)

The Ultimate Collection (1948-1990)

by John Lee Hooker
     
 

Rhino's double-disc 1991 set The Ultimate Collection (1948-1990) falls just short of the promise of its title, losing its focus toward the end of the set. That said, it comes close enough to satisfy, particularly because John Lee Hooker had such a long, convoluted discography, recording for a number of…  See more details below

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Rhino's double-disc 1991 set The Ultimate Collection (1948-1990) falls just short of the promise of its title, losing its focus toward the end of the set. That said, it comes close enough to satisfy, particularly because John Lee Hooker had such a long, convoluted discography, recording for a number of different labels over many decades. This gets the core of his legacy -- the early, minimalist boogie, the gritty late-'50s sides, all the way through to the superstar-studded recordings of the late '80s. If the desire to be comprehensive hurts the collection somewhat -- good though they may be, the '80s recordings really are for those who love all of Hooker's music, and the disc would have been better off if it was simply two discs of '40s through '70s -- this nevertheless gets all the classics ("Boogie Chillen," "Crawlin' King Snake," "Boom Boom," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," among them) while giving an idea of the scope of Hooker's career, making it a great introduction.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/1991
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227057220
catalogNumber:
70572
Rank:
14738

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Teachin' the Blues
  2. Boogie Chillen'
  3. Sally Mae
  4. Let Your Daddy Ride
  5. Crawlin' King Snake
  6. Weeping Willow Boogie
  7. Hobo Blues
  8. Huckle up Baby
  9. I'm in the Mood
  10. John l's House Rent Boogie
  11. No More Doggin'
  12. I Need Some Money
  13. Frisco Blues
  14. Dimples
  15. It Serves Me Right to Suffer
  16. Bottle up and Go

Disc 2

  1. Boom Boom
  2. Big Legs, Tight Skirt
  3. You Know, I Know
  4. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
  5. Let's Go out Tonight
  6. I Cover the Waterfront
  7. She's Mine (Keep Your Hands to Yourself)
  8. Back Biters and Syndicators
  9. Think Twice Before You Go
  10. Shake It Baby
  11. I'm Bad Like Jesse James
  12. Peavine
  13. Burning Hell
  14. Terraplane Blues  - Roy Rogers
  15. I'm in the Mood  - Roy Rogers

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Willie Dixon   Bass
Eddie Kirkland   Guitar,Vocals
Louis Myers   Harmonica
Eddie Taylor   Bass,Guitar
Bonnie Raitt   Guitar,Vocals
Louis Hayes   Drums
Sam Jones   Bass
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson   Guitar
T-Bone Walker   Piano
Henry Vestine   Guitar
Mac Arnold   Bass
Fred Below   Drums
Dave Boorman   Drums
Eddie "Guitar" Burns   Guitar
Francis Clay   Drums
Henry Cosby   Tenor Saxophone
Peter Cruickshank   Bass
Antonio de la Barreda   Bass
Duncan   Drums
Panama Francis   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass
Sammy Lawhorn   Guitar
Lafayette Leake   Piano
Muddy Waters   Guitar
Tom Parker   Organ
Otis Spann   Piano
Vandellas   Vocals
Thomas Whitehead   Drums
Antonio de Al Barreda   Bass
Adolfo de la Parra   Drums
Roy Rogers   Guitar,Vocals
Pete Chuickshank   Bass
Alan Wilson   Guitar,Harmonica
David Riley   Guitar,Harmonica
Antonio DelaBerreda   Bass
James Watkins   Piano
George Washington   Bass
Armand Jump Jackson   Drums

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Bonnie Raitt   Contributor
James Austin   Producer
Bernard Besman   Composer
Greg Drust   Liner Notes
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Joe Josea   Composer

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