John Lee Hooker

The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker + 10 Bonus Tracks (600881)

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The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker + 10 Bonus Tracks

John Lee Hooker

Soul Jam

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600881

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The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker + 10 Bonus Tracks

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CD 8,26 €

INCLUDES 10 BONUS TRACKS

This release presents one of John Lee Hooker’s finest albums, The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker. It was recorded in 1962 and released by Vee-Jay Records. Here the bluesman explores the soul and R&B sounds of the early ‘60s, while maintaining the essence of his own boogieblues style. His gritty voice is as heavily emotive and unshakable as ever on these recordings. Hooker is backed by the seed of one of the most successful studio bands of all time, which would later be known as The Funk Brothers (the Motown studio band), as well as by a wonderful female backing vocal group. In addition to the original masterpiece, this remastered collector’s edition also contains 10 bonus tracks from the same period, and constitutes one of the peaks of John Lee Hooker’s incomparable musical legacy.

PERSONNEL:

JOHN LEE HOOKER, lead vocals and electric guitar, plus:

Henry Cosby (tenor saxophone), Andrew “Mike” Terry (baritone saxophone),
Larry Veeder (guitar), James Jamerson (bass), Joe Hunter (piano and organ),
Benny Benjamin (drums), Mary Wilson & The Andantes: Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow
& Louvain Demps (backing vocals), among others.

Recorded in Chicago, 1962.

TRACKS:

1 SAN FRANCISCO
2 TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF
3 SEND ME YOUR PILLOW
4 SHE SHOT ME DOWN
5 I LOVE HER
6 OLD TIME SHIMMY
7 YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU
8 BIG SOUL
9 GOOD ROCKING MAMA
10 ONIONS
11 NO ONE TOLD ME
BONUS TRACKS
12 BOOM BOOM
13 YOU GOTTA SHAKE IT UP AND GO
14 YOU’VE TAKEN MY WOMAN
15 WHAT DO YOU SAY
16 PROCESS
17 LITTLE WHEEL
18 I’M MAD AGAIN
19 THELMA
20 RUN ON
21 LET’S MAKE IT

TOTAL TIME: 54:18