John Lee Hooker Remastered Hits Vol. 1

John Lee Hooker - Remastered Hits Vol. 2 (2015)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Aug. 13, 2015
John Lee Hooker - Remastered Hits Vol. 2 (2015)

John Lee Hooker - Remastered Hits Vol. 2 (2015)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 20 Tracks | 1:04:24 | 149 MB
Genre: Blues | Label: J. Joes J. Edizioni Musicali

He was beloved worldwide as the king of the endless boogie, a genuine blues superstar whose droning, hypnotic one-chord grooves were at once both ultra-primitive and timeless. But John Lee Hooker recorded in a great many more styles than that over a career that stretched across more than half a century. "The Hook" was a Mississippi native who became the top gent on the Detroit blues circuit in the years following World War II. The seeds for his eerily mournful guitar sound were planted by his stepfather, Will Moore, while Hooker was in his teens. Hooker had been singing spirituals before that, but the blues took hold and simply wouldn't let go. Overnight visitors left their mark on the youth, too: legends like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, and Blind Blake, who all knew Moore. Hooker heard Memphis calling while…

John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker Golden Hits [Remastered] (2016)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Aug. 9, 2016
John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker Golden Hits [Remastered] (2016)

John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker Golden Hits [Remastered] (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 20 Tracks | 59:55 | 139 MB
Genre: Blues | Label: J. Joes J. Edizioni Musicali

John Lee Hooker, master bluesman and undisputed father of boogie, recorded for more than 30 labels over a span of nearly 50 years.
John Lee Hooker - The Folk Lore Of John Lee Hooker & Folk Blues (1961-62) {2on1 Hoodoo Records rel 2014}

John Lee Hooker - The Folk Lore Of John Lee Hooker & Folk Blues (1961-62) {2on1 Hoodoo Records rel 2014}
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© 1961-62, 2014 Vee Jay / Crown / Hoodoo Records | 263499
Blues / Electric Blues / Blues Revival / Delta Blues

Two classic Hooker LPs, all digitally re-mastered, 22 solid slabs of dark, leathery, brooding nostalgia. This is the electric blues at its very roots. If there’s still anyone out there reading this magazine who hasn’t at least one Hooker album in their collection, then you’re still a long way from qualifying as a blues aficionado. So this is a good place to start. This stripped-bare, one man and a growling electric guitar (on most tracks) music is the stuff those guys who fled the south for the auto production lines in the north used to listen to.
John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) & Travelin' (1960) {Soul Jam Records 600804 rel 2011}

John Lee Hooker - I'm John Lee Hooker (1959) & Travelin' (1960) {Soul Jam Records 600804 rel 2011}
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© 1959-60, 2011 Vee-Jay / Soul Jam Records | 600804
Blues / Electric Blues / Blues Revival / Delta Blues / Detroit Blues

Two classic Vee-Jay albums from blues master John Lee Hooker! One of the great blues collections of the post-World War II era. John Lee Hooker developed a “talking blues” style that became his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta tradition, his metrically free approach and unique sound would make him a staple of the Detroit blues tradition. Often called the “King of the Boogie”, Hooker’s driving, rhythmic approach to guitar playing has become an integral part of the blues.
John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker (1959) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2015}

John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker (1959) {Remastered & Expanded rel 2015}
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© 1959, 2015 Riverside / Soul Jam Records | 600869
Blues / Country Blues / Delta Blues / Acoustic Blues / Detroit Blues

In 1959, John Lee Hooker signed a one-off deal with the Riverside label to record an acoustic session of the country blues. It was a key change from his earlier recordings, most of which had featured Hooker on an electric guitar with his trademark reverb and stomping foot. Folk purists of the day were delighted with COUNTRY BLUES, believing Hooker had returned to his roots, leaving the "glitzy commercialism" of R&B behind. But some Hooker fans considered COUNTRY BLUES a "betrayal" of his true sound. The truth is probably somewhere in-between. Remember, John Lee Hooker is always John Lee Hooker, regardless of the format. If you like Hooker, or acoustic blues, buy this album. It is an intimate session featuring standards like "How Long", "Bottle Up and Go", as well as Hooker's first recorded take on "Tupelo", one of his all-time classics.

Ella Fitzgerald - Greatest Hits Vol. 1-2 (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Aug. 12, 2018
Ella Fitzgerald - Greatest Hits Vol. 1-2 (2018)

Ella Fitzgerald - Greatest Hits Vol. 1-2 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 05:46:28 + 05:27:24 | 806.64 Mb + 763.05 Mb | Covers
Vocal Jazz, Oldies | Country: USA | Label: Fiesta Records

Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After tumultuous teenage years, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country but most often associated with the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Fitzgerald's rendition of the nursery rhyme "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" helped boost both her and Webb to national fame. After taking over the band when Webb died, Fitzgerald left it behind in 1942 to start her solo career.

John Lee Hooker - Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2 (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 11, 2018
John Lee Hooker - Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2 (2002)

John Lee Hooker - Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2 (2002)
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Delta Blues, Country Blues | Label: Fantasy | # 00025218771429 | Time: 01:16:12

Why they kept these 19 recordings locked up in some vault for 40 years is beyond comprehension. A chunk of the Live at Sugar Hill material – recorded at a club in the Bay Area – was issued by Fantasy as Boogie Chillun on LP in 1972. It is available on CD minus one track under the same title. As good as that material was, these tracks from the very same gig are hands down some of the sexiest, deepest blues John Lee Hooker ever recorded – and that's saying something. Accompanied only by his hollow-bodied electric guitar and his foot on the floor, Hooker takes listeners through a performance so intimate that you wonder if there was an audience present – there is clapping, but not much. Versions of "Crawling King Snake," "Bottle Up and Go," "Let's Get It," "Jelly Jelly," "What's the Matter Baby," "You Don't Miss Your Water," "I Can't Hold On," and others get perhaps their definitive versions here. The opening track, "You Torture My Soul," is one of Hooker's most poignant moments, full of venom and vulnerability. In addition to the stellar performances, Hooker's guitar playing here is perhaps the finest of his career

John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillun (1972)  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 10, 2018
John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillun (1972)

John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillun (1972)
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Delta Blues, Country Blues | Label: Fantasy | # 00025218240628 | Time: 01:15:59

Recorded live in November 1962 in San Francisco, this dates from the period in which Hooker often presented himself as a sort of blues/folk singer for the coffeehouse crowd, toning down his volume and aggressiveness somewhat. There's something of a muted "unplugged" feel to these solo performances (though an electric guitar is used). It's not ineffective, though not among his best work; it's the kind of Hooker you might want to put on past midnight, just before going to sleep. Hooker's never been bashful about recycling songs, and "Boogie Chillun" appears here in one of its many versions, as does "Dimples" (retitled as "I Like to See You Walk"). He also tackles the rock/soul standard "Money," changing the title to "I Need Some Money," for which he also somehow gets awarded the songwriting credit on the sleeve.
Hugo Race, Michelangelo Russo - John Lee Hooker's World Today (2017)

Hugo Race, Michelangelo Russo - John Lee Hooker's World Today (2017)
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Blues Rock, Modern Blues, Psychedelic | Label: Gusstaff Records - GRAM1703/GRCD911

Hugo Race and Michelangelo Russo are no strangers to either Hooker or the blues. Hailed as a supreme influence on the music of their band Hugo Race & The True Spirit, Race and Russo’s reimagining of Hooker is simultaneously blues, electronica, avant-garde and ambient, a homage to one of the greats of rock and roll prehistory. Recorded in a single, continuous day and night live session at the Berlin studio of Einsturzende Neubauten engineer Boris Wilsdorf, this is an epic album of sonic sorcery suspended in time and place, looking back through twenty-first century eyes at John Lee Hooker’s delta blues legacy in a swirling mix of analogue grit and deep trance pulses on the 100th anniversary of Hooker’s birth.

John Lee Hooker - Specialty Profiles (2006) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at June 21, 2018
John Lee Hooker - Specialty Profiles (2006) [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - Specialty Profiles (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Delta Blues | Label: Specialty Records | # 0888072301146 | Time: 00:40:41

Specialty Profiles album by John Lee Hooker was released Aug 29, 2006 on the Specialty label. John Lee Hooker recorded for many record labels during his long career. Specialty Profiles songs 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 risque "Grinder Man." Featuring many solo cuts (the artist's idiosyncratic timing defeated most accompanists), these quality sides display Hooker in his prime.