The Moon Is Rising

The Moon Is Rising

by Earl Hooker

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Overview

The Moon Is Rising

The first eight tracks of this 79-minute compilation of late-'60s material originally appeared on Arhoolie's Hooker'n'Steve LP; a couple of others showed up on Arhoolie's His First & Last Recordings, while the four remaining cuts were previously unreleased. Hooker didn't have long to live when these were laid down in 1968 and (for the most part) 1969, but he's in real good form on guitar, although he only takes an occasional vocal (other band members help out on other tracks, and some are instrumental). Indications are from the liner notes that the sessions were run on a no-frills budget, but it's very respectable '60s Chicago electric blues with a shade of funky soul and a hot live feel, and Hooker's guitar has an upfront bite and presence. Actually, the instrumentals are highlights, particularly "Hooker N' Steve" with its smoking guitar-organ duets.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/1998
Label: Arhoolie Records
UPC: 0096297046821
catalogNumber: 468

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earl Hooker   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Louis Myers   Harmonica
Eddie Taylor   Rhythm Guitar
Carey Bell   Harmonica
Steve Miller   Organ,Piano,Vocals
Pinetop Perkins   Piano
Freddie Roulette   Steel Guitar
Gino Skaggs   Bass,Vocals
Levi Warren   Drums
Dave Myers   Bass

Technical Credits

Earl Hooker   Arranger
Elmore James   Composer
Dick Shurman   Producer,Engineer
Chris Strachwitz   Producer,Liner Notes
Wayne Pope   Contributor,Artwork
Morgan K. Dodge   Artwork

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