Monday, April 24, 2017

John Lee Hooker



























Artist:  John Lee Hooker
Born:  August 22, 1912. Tutwiler, Tallahatchie Country, Mississippi, USA
Died:  June 21, 2001.  (Aged 89).  Los Altos, California
Genre:  Blues, Country Blues, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Delta Blues, Folk Blues

Occupation:  Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Instruments:  Guitar, Vocals

John Lee Hooker was an American Blues Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter.  He performed an electric guitar-style of Delta Blues, including Talking Blues and developed his own driving-rhythm Boogie Woogie.  Some of his best known songs include "Boogie Chillen" (1948), "Crawling King Snake" (1949), "Dimples" (1956), "Boom Boom" (1962) and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, Oe Beer" (1966).














Title:  Whiskey & Wimmen:  John Lee Hooker's Finest   (2017)
Genre:  Blues, Country Blues, Acoustic Blues, Electric Blues, Delta Blues, Folk Blues
Label:  Vee-Jay Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Boom Boom  (2:34)
 2.  Boogie Chillun  (2:36)
 3.  Dimples  (2:12)
 4.  I'm In The Mood  (2:44)
 5.  I Love You Honey  (2:35)
 6.  Whiskey And Wimmen  (2:58)
 7.  I Need Some Money  (2:28)
 8.  Grinder Man  (3:57)
 9.  I'm Going Upstairs  (2:55)
10. Big Legs, Tight Skirt  (2:18)
11. No More Doggin'  (2:47)
12. No Shoes  (2;26)
13. Crawlin' King Snake  (2:42)
14. Frisco Blues  (2:46)
15. It Serves Me Right  (3:37)
16. Time Is Marching  (3:00)

Personnel:

John Lee Hooker: Vocals, Guitar
Larry Veeder:  Guitar on Track 1
James Jamerson:  Bass on Track 1
Benny Benjamin:  Drums on Track 1
Joe Hunter:  Piano on Tracks: 1, 5, 14, Organ on Track 14
Hank Cosby:  Tenor Saxophone on Track 1
Mike Terry:  Baritone Saxophone on Track 1
Eddie Taylor:  Guitar on Tracks: 3-5, 16
George Washington:  Bass on Tracks: 3, 16
Tom Whitchead:  Drums on Tracks: 3, 11, 16
Everett McCrary:  Bass on Track 5
Richard Johnson:  Drums on Track 5
William "Lefty" Bates:  Guitar on Tracks: 6, 9, 12
Sylvester Hickman:  Bass on Tracks: 6, 12
Jimmy Turner:  Drums on Tracks: 6, 12
Sam Jones:  Bass on Track 7
Louis Hayes:  Drums on Track 7
Earl Hooker:  Bass on Track 8
Quinn Wilson:  Bass on Track 9
Earl Phillips:  Drums on Track 9
Theophilus Roosevelt:  Bass on Track 11
John Griffith:  Piano on Track 11
Johnny Hooks:  Tenor Saxophone on Track 11
Hank Crosby:  Tenor Saxophone on Track 14
Mary Wilson & The Andantes (feat. Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow, Louvain Demps):  Backing Vocals on Track 14
Jimmy Reed:  Harmonica on Track 16

Whiskey & Wimmen:  John Lee Hooker's Finest is collection album by John Lee Hooker, was released on March 31, 2017 by Vee-Jay Records.  Classic Tracks from the prime of the legendary Bluesman's career, including "Boom Boom", "Dimples" and many more!


No comments :

Post a Comment