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John Lee Hooker - King of the Boogie

(5CD Box Set)

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2017 marks what would have been John Lee Hooker's 100th birthday year, and this career-spanning retrospective celebrates the legendary bluesman in true style. The 5CD box set delves deep into the catalogue of the influential artist, featuring not only his iconic hits, but also rarities, live recordings and several previously unreleased tracks. Housed in a 56-page book, the collection includes a wide selection of photos, taken throughout the musician's life, plus new liner notes by writer and John Lee Hooker historian Jas Obrecht, as well as by the artist's longtime manager and friend, Mike Kappus.

Born near Clarksdale, MS in 1917 as the son of a sharecropper, John Lee Hooker was one of the very first artists to break out of the blues genre and become a world-wide force. He based his sound on a driving boogie beat and lyrics that sometimes seemed to come from another world. The man who would become known as the "King of the Boogie" was destined for blues royalty. Hooker's 1948 single, "Boogie Chillun," sold a million copies and set Hooker on his unstoppable path. Countless recordings followed, and a winding road through different labels and audiences. He was a huge influence on the burgeoning British Invasion in the early ‘60s, and was welcomed with open arms by rock audiences around the world. Hooker is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame, Memphis Music Hall of Fame and won four Grammys.

Tasked with narrowing down Hooker's vast catalogue into 5CDs, box set producer Mason Williams curated the collection to narrate the artist's story. "Even at 100 songs, this set is just a snapshot of John Lee Hooker's incredible and influential career," says Williams, "but one that takes you on the long journey he took from his early days in Detroit, to his time in Chicago recording for Vee-Jay Records and up through his later collaborations with Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt and Santana, among others."

 

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CD1
  1. 'Boogie Chillun'' – John Lee Hooker And His Guitar
  2. ‘Sally May' – John Lee Hooker And His Guitar
  3. ‘Hobo Blues' – John Lee Hooker And His Guitar
  4. ‘Crawlin' King Snake' – John Lee Hooker & His Guitar
  5. ‘Black Man Blues' – Texas Slim
  6. ‘Goin' Mad Blues' – Delta John
  7. ‘Who's Been Jivin' You' – Texas Slim
  8. ‘(Miss Sadie Mae) Curl My Baby's Hair'
  9. ‘Hoogie Boogie' – John Lee Hooker And His Guitar
  10. ‘Burnin' Hell' – John Lee Hooker And His Guitar
  11. ‘Weeping Willow Boogie'
  12. ‘Moaning Blues' – Texas Slim
  13. ‘Huckle Up Baby' – John Lee Hooker And His Guitar
  14. ‘Goin' On Highway #51' – John Lee Hooker And His Guitar
  15. ‘John L's House Rent Boogie'
  16. ‘I'm In The Mood'
  17. ‘Two White Horses'
  18. ‘33 Blues'
  19. ‘Sugar Mama'
  20. ‘Wobbling Baby'
  21. ‘Stuttering Blues' – John Lee Booker
  22. ‘I'm A Boogie Man' – Johnny Lee
  23. ‘Down Child'
  24. ‘Odds Against Me (Backbiters And Syndicaters)'
  25. ‘Shake, Holler And Run'
CD2
  1. ‘Unfriendly Woman' [aka Stop Now']*
  2. ‘Mambo Chillun'
  3. ‘Time Is Marching'
  4. ‘Dimples'
  5. ‘Little Wheel'
  6. ‘I Love You Honey'
  7. ‘Drive Me Away'
  8. ‘Maudie'
  9. ‘When I Lay My Burden Down'*
  10. ‘Tupelo Blues'
  11. ‘Good Mornin' Lil' School Girl'
  12. ‘I Rolled And Turned And Cried The Whole Night Long'
  13. ‘No More Doggin''
  14. ‘Dusty Road'
  15. ‘No Shoes'
  16. ‘My First Wife Left Me'
  17. ‘Crazy About That Walk' – Sir John Lee Hooker
  18. ‘Want Ad Blues'
  19. ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken'
  20. ‘I'm Going Upstairs'
  21. ‘I Lost My Job'
  22. ‘Don't Turn Me From Your Door'
  23. ‘Grinder Man'
  24. ‘Meat Shakes On Her Bone'*
CD3
  1. ‘Boom Boom'
  2. ‘Blues Before Sunrise'
  3. ‘She's Mine'
  4. ‘Frisco Blues'
  5. ‘Good Rockin' Mama'
  6. ‘I'm Leaving'
  7. ‘Birmingham Blues'
  8. ‘Don't Look Back'
  9. ‘Big Legs, Tight Skirt'
  10. ‘It Serves Me Right'
  11. ‘Money'
  12. ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer'
  13. ‘The Motor City Is Burning'
  14. ‘Mean, Mean Woman'
  15. ‘Doin' The Shout'
  16. ‘Homework'
  17. ‘Early One Morning'
  18. ‘Rocking Chair'
  19. ‘Hittin' The Bottle Again'
  20. ‘Deep Blue Sea'
  21. ‘Spellbound'
CD4 - Live
  1. ‘Hobo Blues'
  2. ‘Maudie'
  3. ‘Shake It Baby'
  4. ‘Boogie Chillun'
  5. ‘Bottle Up And Go'
  6. ‘Crawlin' King Snake'
  7. ‘The Mighty Fire'
  8. ‘You've Got To Walk Yourself'
  9. ‘I'm Bad Like Jesse James'
  10. ‘Boogie Everywhere I Go'
  11. ‘She's Gone'*
  12. ‘It Serves Me Right To Suffer'*
  13. ‘Boom Boom'*
  14. ‘Hi-Heel Sneakers'*
  15. ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer'*
CD5 - Friends
  1. ‘I Got Eyes For You' – With "Little" Eddie Kirkland
  2. ‘Mai Lee' – With The Groundhogs
  3. ‘Peavine' – With Canned Heat
  4. ‘Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive' – With Van Morrison
  5. ‘Five Long Years' – With Joe Cocker
  6. ‘The Healer' – With Carlos Santana
  7. ‘I'm In The Mood' – With Bonnie Raitt
  8. ‘Sally Mae' – With George Thorogood
  9. ‘Mr Lucky' – With Robert Cray
  10. ‘Up And Down' – With Warren Haynes
  11. ‘Boom Boom' – With Jimmie Vaughan
  12. ‘You Shook Me' – With B.B. King
  13. ‘Don't Look Back' – With Van Morrison
  14. ‘Dimples' – With Los Lobos
  15. ‘Boogie Chillun'' – With Eric Clapton
* Previously unreleased

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