John Lee Hooker Detroit Blues (1950-1951) (with Eddie Burns)
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Originally found on Gotham Records, this set documents the beginnings of John Lee Hooker's life's work.
- 1.John Lee HookerHouse Rent Boogie
- 2.John Lee HookerWandering Blues
- 3.Eddie BurnsMaking A Fool Out Of Me (Previously Unreleased)
- 4.John Lee HookerQuestionnaire Blues
- 5.John Lee HookerReal Gone Gal
- 6.Eddie BurnsSqueeze Me Baby (Previously Unreleased)
- 7.John Lee HookerFeed Her All Night (Previously Unreleased)
- 8.Eddie BurnsGangster Blues (Previously Unreleased)
- 9.Eddie BurnsWhere Did You Stay Last Night (Previously Unreleased)
- 10.John Lee HookerMy Daddy Was A Jockey
- 11.John Lee HookerLittle Boy Blue
- 12.John Lee HookerHow Long Must I Be Your Slave (Previously Unreleased)
- 13.Eddie BurnsGrieving Blues (Previously Unreleased)
- 14.John Lee HookerGround Hog (Previously Unreleased)
- 15.John Lee HookerMean Old Train
- 16.John Lee HookerCatfish
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Includes liner notes by Mike Rowe.
Liner Note Author: Mike Rowe.
Detroit bluesman Eddie Burns was one of a number of first-rate blues singers who came up from Detroit's "Black Bottom" settlement during the post-WWII industrial boom. John Lee Hooker used the Motor City as a launching pad for international fame, but his wide-reaching success was rare. Unlike Chicago, Detroit had virtually no recording industry, so many fine singers, such as Burns, were never given their due.
With DETROIT BLUES 1950-1951, Burns, who sings in a style reminiscent of Elmore James, positively wails through the driving "Squeeze Me Baby," and smolders on the slow blues number "Grieving Blues." Of the 16 tracks, Burns and Hooker perform eight songs each. For Hooker, three of those performances are previously unreleased, including the fiery, raw "How Long Must I Be Your Slave."
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DETROIT BLUES (1950-1951) Music Lover: ROY DRUCK from BRANDENBURG, KY US -- September, 1, 2007
IF YOU WANT CLASSIC BLUES THEN YOU WANT THIS ONE. MENTION BLUES AND THE FIST NAME YOU THINK OF IS JOHN LEE HOOKER.
- Sales Rank: 11,816
- UPC: 090431531624
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