John Lee Hooker

The Galaxy Album (Mini-LP Papersleeve Replica) (81225)

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The Galaxy Album (Mini-LP Papersleeve Replica)

John Lee Hooker

State of Art

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SAR 152359

81225

BLUES

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CD 8,26 €

NEW MINI-LP PAPERSLEEVE GATEFOLD REPLICAS WITH OBI

INCLUDES 6 BONUS TRACKS

This release presents one of Hooker’s most difficult to find albums, the eponymous "John Lee Hooker", originally released in 1962 by the Fantasy Records subsidiary Galaxy label (it was retitled The King of Folk Blues on a later reissue for the French label America Records). The album includes a selection of hard-to-find recordings Hooker made with his electric guitar during different sessions in the 1950s.

All of the dates were produced by Bernard Besman, the man who helped define Hooker’s recorded sound, which often relied upon heavy walking beats, boogies, and an eerie atmosphere. Mostly, this long-play contains raw solo recordings like the opener “Might As Well Say We’re Through,” “Left My Wife and My Baby,” and “Fire at Natchez,” among others, combined with some full band performances such as “Lost My Job” and the great “Shake It Up and Go.”

In addition to the original LP, this remastered collector’s CD contains 8 bonus tracks, including a number of underrated John Lee Hooker sides taped in Chicago and Detroit between 1949 and 1957. Among the highlights are the fabulous blues “Let’s Talk It Over” (which also features the great Eddie Kirkland on guitar), “Lonely Boy Boogie,” “Baby, You Ain’t No Good,” “Bad Boy,” “Every Night” (here accompanied by a rhythm section), and the closing “Hey Boogie.”

This material constitutes the foundation of Hooker’s incomparable musical legacy.

JOHN LEE HOOKER, vocals, electric guitar and foot stomping.
Recorded in Detroit and Chicago, 1949-1957.
Original recordings produced by Bernard Besman.

TRACKS:

01 MIGHT AS WELL SAY WE’RE THROUGH
02 RISIN’ SUN (LOUISIANA VOO-DOO)
03 LOST MY JOB
04 LEFT MY WIFE AND MY BABY
05 TRAVELIN’ DAY AND NIGHT
06 DEEP DOWN IN MY HEART
07 SHAKE IT UP AND GO
08 FIRE AT NATCHEZ
09 THE SWEETEST GIRL I KNOW
10 MAD WITH YOU BABY
11 MY MOTHER-IN-LAW MOVED IN
12 BALLAD TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN
13 LET’S TALK IT OVER (*)
14 BABY, YOU AIN’T NO GOOD (*)
15 LONELY BOY BOOGIE (*)
16 DRIFTING FROM DOOR TO DOOR (aka WHEN MY FIRST WIFE LEFT ME) (*)
17 DON’T YOU REMEMBER ME (*)
18 BAD BOY (*)
19 EVERY NIGHT (*)
20 HEY BOOGIE (*)

TOTAL TIME: 58:41 Min.

(*) Bonus tracks