This Is Hip: The Best of John Lee Hooker [Recall]

This Is Hip: The Best of John Lee Hooker [Recall]

by John Lee Hooker
     
 
First off, this double-disc set is on Recall; that automatically gives it some cred, as the label issues fine retrospectives: always double discs that sound good and are offered for a fair price. These 40 tracks are all sides taken from the '60s with an assortment of side musicians; some of the cuts are live, some studio, but all of them burn with the kinds of

Overview

First off, this double-disc set is on Recall; that automatically gives it some cred, as the label issues fine retrospectives: always double discs that sound good and are offered for a fair price. These 40 tracks are all sides taken from the '60s with an assortment of side musicians; some of the cuts are live, some studio, but all of them burn with the kinds of low-slung back-slipping fever that the Hook did best. All the big tunes are here, and many of the small ones, too. While it is arguable that Hooker cut his very best sides in Detroit in the '50s for Vee Jay, there is nothing here to suggest that he'd lost anything eight to ten years later. This is a great place for anyone to start building a Hooker library, and for some, this will be all they need. Either way, you can't lose.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/1999
Label:
Recall Records Uk
UPC:
0636551418720
catalogNumber:
187
Rank:
197490

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Dimples
  2. Unfriendly Woman
  3. Wheel and Deal
  4. Time Is Marching
  5. Baby Lee
  6. Every Night
  7. Stop Talking
  8. Everybody Rockin'
  9. I See You When You're Weak
  10. I'm So Excited
  11. Little Fine Woman
  12. You Can Lead Me Baby
  13. I Love You Honey
  14. Mama, You Got a Daughter
  15. House Rent Boogie
  16. Maudie
  17. I'm in the Mood
  18. Boogie Chillen'

Disc 2

  1. Boom Boom
  2. I Wanna Walk
  3. Solid Sender
  4. Dusty Road
  5. No Shoes
  6. Want Ad Blues
  7. I'm Going Upstairs
  8. Hard Headed Woman
  9. I'm Mad Again
  10. She's Mine (Keep Your Hands to Yourself)
  11. Drug Store Woman
  12. You Know I Love You
  13. Half a Stranger
  14. Sadie Mae
  15. This Is Hip
  16. I'm Leaving
  17. It Serves Me Right to Suffer
  18. Big Legs, Tight Skirt

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Roosevelt Sykes   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
June Pointer   Composer
Anita Pointer   Composer
Bernard Besman   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Trevor Lawrence   Composer
Ruth Pointer   Composer
Neil Slaven   Liner Notes
Eddie Summers   Composer
Freddy Williams   Composer
Jules Taub   Composer
James C. Bracken   Composer
Claude Demetrius   Composer
Lou Willie Turner   Composer
F. Williams   Composer

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