John Lee Hooker Specialty Profiles (With Bonus CD)
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: August 29, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Specialty
Tracks on Disc 1:
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Boogie Chillen #2
- $0.99 on iTunes2.I'm Mad
- $0.99 on iTunes3.Everybody's Blues
- $0.99 on iTunes4.Burnin' Hell
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Do My Baby Think Of Me
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Goin' Down Highway 51
- $0.99 on iTunes7.My Baby's Got Something
- $0.99 on iTunes8.I Need Lovin'
- $0.99 on iTunes9.Grinder Man
- $0.99 on iTunes10.No More Doggin' (aka No More Foolin')
- $0.99 on iTunes11.I Need Love So Bad
- $0.99 on iTunes12.Huckle Up Baby
- $0.99 on iTunes13.Nothin' But Trouble (Don't Take Your Wife's Family In)
- $0.99 on iTunes14.Odds Against Me (aka Backbiters And Syndicators)
Tracks on Disc 2:
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Roy Milton & His Solid SendersR.M. Blues
- $1.29 on iTunes2.Joe Liggins & The HoneydrippersPink Champagne
- $1.29 on iTunes3.Percy MayfieldPlease Send Me Someone To Love
- $0.99 on iTunes4.Lloyd PriceLawdy Miss Clawdy
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Jesse & MartinDream Girl
- $1.29 on iTunes6.Guitar SlimThe Things I Used To Do
- $1.29 on iTunes7.Little RichardLong Tall Sally
- $1.29 on iTunes8.Sam CookeI'll Come Running Back To You
- $1.29 on iTunes9.Don & DeweyLeavin' It All Up To You
- $1.29 on iTunes10.Larry WilliamsDizzy, Miss Lizzy
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: John Lee Hooker (vocals, guitar); Eddie "Guitar" Burns (harmonica); John Hooks (tenor saxophone); John Griffith (piano); Thomas Whitehead (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
Recording information: Esquire Recording Studios, Detroit, MI (12/??/1949-10/18/1954).
Photographer: Lawrence Shustak.
John Lee Hooker recorded for many record labels during his long career. But this sampling of some of his Specialty sides finds him at his best, on tracks like his much-recorded "Boogie Chillen No. 2," the simmering "I'm Mad," the brooding "Nothin' But Trouble," and the risqu‚ "Grinder Man." Featuring many solo cuts (the artist's idiosyncratic timing defeated most accompanists), these quality sides display Hooker in his prime.
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