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The Boogie Man Born near Clarksdale, Mississippi to a sharecropping family, John Lee Hooker's earliest musical influence came from his stepfather, Will Moore. By the early 1940's Hooker had moved north to Detroit by way of Memphis and Cincinnati. Hooker found work as a janitor in the auto factories, and at night, like many other transplants from the rural Delta, he entertained friends and neighbors by playing at "house parties". He was "discovered" by record storeowner Elmer Barbee who took him to Bernard Besman, who was a producer, record distributor and owner of Sensation Records, Besman leased some of his early Hooker recordings to Modern Records

John Lee Hooker: Documenting the Sensation Recordings 1949-1952

Label: Ace Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: CD1: Sally Mae; War is over (Goodbye California) (Extended Version); War is over (Goodbye California) (Alt Take)War is over (Goodbye California) (Extended Version of Gb LP; Boogie Chillen'; Henry's Swing Club; Drifting from Door to Door; Hobo Blues; Numbers Blues (Aka She Ain't Good for Nothin'); Alberta; Alberta (Alt Take); Howlin' Wolf; Crawlin' King Snake; Hoogie Boogie (Instrumental); Hastings Street Boogie (Extended Version); Build Myself a Cave (Aka the World is in a Tangle) (Take #1); Build Myself a Cave (Take #2); Build Myself a Cave (Take #3); Build Myself a Cave (Specialty LP Version); Graveyard Blues; Momma Poppa Boogie; Burnin' Hell; Sailing Blues (Aka Drifting Blues); Black Cat Blues. CD2: Weeping Willow Boogie; Miss Sadie Mae; Sail on Little Girl; Alberta Part 2; Wednesday Evening; Canal Street Blues; Huckle Up Baby; Let Your Daddy Ride; Goin' on Highway #51; My Baby's Got Somethin'; Boogie Chillen' #2 (Take 1); Boogie Chillen' #2 (Take 2); Boogie Chillen' #2 (Take 4); Boogie Chillen' #2; Boogie Chillen' #2 (Aka 21 Boogie) (Extended Version); Roll 'n' Roll (Alt Take); Rollin' Blues; Three Long Years Today; Strike Blues (Extended Version); Do My Baby Think of Me?; Give Me Your Phone Number (Alt Take); The Story of a Married Woman (Alt Take); Moon is Rising (Alt Take). CD3: John L's House Rent Boogie (Aka House Rent Boogie); John L's House Rent Boogie (Fragment) (Alt Incomplete Take); Queen Bee; Grinder Man; Walkin' This Highway; Women in My Life (Aka Goin' Away Baby); Tease Me Baby (Aka Tease Me over Baby); I Need Lovin' (Aka Tease Me over Baby); How Can You Do It; I'm in the Mood (Three Voice); I'm in the Mood (Humming Version); I'm in the Mood (With Harmonica Overdub); I'm in the Mood (Alt One Voice); Turn over a New Leaf; It Hurts Me So; It Hurts Me So (Alt Take); I Got Eyes for You; I Got Eyes for You (Take 2 or Take 5); Key to the Highway; I Got the Key (Aka Key to the Highway); Bluebird Blues; That's All Right; It's Time for Lovin' to Be Done; That's All Right Boogie (Under Dub).

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John Lee Hooker: John Lee Hooker: Documenting the Sensation Recordings 1949-1952

Read "John Lee Hooker: Documenting the Sensation Recordings 1949-1952" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Sam Phillips of Sun Records fame had an ear for musicians who stood out. He liked artists who were different, and he recognized the earth-shaking potential of John Lee Hooker's “Boogie Chillen,'" an early blueprint, it could be argued, for the rock 'n' roll sound pioneered by Sun. Phillips didn't get the chance to bring Hooker ...

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Fire Music: When Jazz Speaks Out - Part 1

Read "Fire Music: When Jazz Speaks Out - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Music often distills the truth in ways that make it hard to ignore. The history of jazz is intertwined with the struggle for the advancement of the African-American society that birthed it. Many of its masterpieces were inspired by events that marked the civil rights movement, which, in turn, drew inspiration from them. Let's look back ...

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Jazz In Paris

Read "Jazz In Paris" reviewed by Martin McFie

Various VenuesParis, France March 11-15, 2020 jny:Paris is a timeless and beautiful city, uniform in its Hausmann architecture and relaxed in its easy, cool charm. Not all jazz clubs here have the same presentation. These are some of the clubs and the styles of music being presented live in the city. ...

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ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with special guest Marquise Knox at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Read "ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with special guest Marquise Knox at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

ZZ Top and Cheap Trick with special guest Marquise Knox The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater 50th Anniversary Tour Wantagh, NY September 19, 2019 When the Little Ol' Band From Texas, Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Famers, ZZ Top tours, fans can expect a night of fun featuring blues, ...

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Van Morrison: The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition)

Read "The Healing Game (Deluxe Edition)" reviewed by Doug Collette

As enigmatic as Van Morrison is, the archiving of his vault reveals some logic with the reissue of The Healing Game in expanded form. Following on the heels of It's Too Late to Stop Now... Volumes II, III, IV (Legacy Recordings, 2016) and The Authorized Bang Collection (Legacy Recordings, 2017), this three-CD package of one of ...

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Jazz & Soundtracks

Read "Jazz & Soundtracks" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Jazz has had a very close relationship with cinema and TV. To be perfectly frank in this relationship cinema and TV have not as generous as jazz has been towards cinema. Jazz has been only sporadically covered by quality movies. When that has happened the quantity of stereotypies and clichés about jazz spoiled them ...

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Tony Joe White: Bad Mouthin'

Read "Bad Mouthin'" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

You might not recognize Tony Joe White by name but chances are you recognize his songs. A musical lone wolf born and raised on a Louisiana cotton farm about twenty miles from the nearest town (Oak Grove), White's unique blend of country funk and blues proved fertile for soulful singers from Elvis Presley ("Poke ...

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Tony Joe White: Bad Mouthin'

Read "Bad Mouthin'" reviewed by Doug Collette

If Tony Joe White's seventeenth album, Bad Mouthin', proves anything, it's how deeply evocative of his Southern heritage are his own songs, even as they stand next to--and sound of a piece with--those of Jimmy Reed, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker and Charlie Patton. Appropriately, virtually all twelve tracks on this LP find the author of ...


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