John Lee Hooker

Burning Hell (Mini- LP Gatefold Replica) (81211)

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1959

Burning Hell (Mini- LP Gatefold Replica)

John Lee Hooker

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8436569191385

SAR 151642

81211

BLUES

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Burning Hell (Mini- LP Gatefold Replica)

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CD 8,26 €

NEW MINI-LP PAPERSLEEVE GATEFOLD REPLICAS WITH OBI

INCLUDES 8 BONUS TRACKS

This release includes one of John Lee Hooker’s lesserknown gems from his most inspired years, "Burning Hell", recorded at United Sound Systems in Detroit during April 1959. The Riverside label originally issued the LP just in England in the mid-1960s. A country blues classic, John Lee Hooker only plays acoustic guitar throughout the album, and sings straight to the bone with his soul drenched vocal delivery. It was Hooker’s second LP packaged for the folk/ traditional blues market (following The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker, issued by Riverside in 1959, which included other tracks from these same sessions).

In addition to the original masterpiece, this remastered collector’s edition also contains 8 bonus tracks, including a number of solo recordings taped in different locations between 1952 and 1961. Among the highlights are “Crawlin’ King Snake,” “Worried Life Blues” and the live recording at 1960’s Newport Folk Festival of “Tupelo Blues”, one of Hooker’s alltime classics. This material constitutes the foundation of John Lee Hooker’s incomparable musical legacy.

JOHN LEE HOOKER
vocals & acoustic guitar
Recorded at United Sound Systems,
Detroit, Michigan, April 20, 1959.

TRACKS;

01 BURNING HELL
02 GRAVEYARD BLUES
03 BABY PLEASE DON’T GO
04 JACKSON, TENNESSEE
05 YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE AND I’LL LIVE MINE
06 SMOKESTACK LIGHTNIN’
07 HOW CAN YOU DO IT?
08 I DON’T WANT NO WOMAN IF HER HAIR AIN’T NO LONGER THAN MINE
09 I ROLLED AND TURNED AND CRIED THE WHOLE NIGHT LONG
10 BLUES FOR MY BABY
11 KEY TO THE HIGHWAY
12 NATCHEZ FIRE (BURNIN’)
13 HOBO BLUES (*)
14 CRAWLIN’ KING SNAKE (*)
15 I CAN’T BELIEVE (*)
16 WORRIED LIFE BLUES (*)
17 FIVE LONG YEARS (*)
18 I DON’T WANT YOUR MONEY (*)
19 TAKE ME AS I AM (*)
20 TUPELO (Live) (*)

(*) BONUS TRACKS

TOTAL TIME: 66:12 Min.