“I’m John Lee Hooker” by John Lee Hooker - album review

TJR says

The prolific John Lee Hooker entered the frame as an album artist in 1959 with two releases. First in his “A-list” was a compilation, “I’m John Lee Hooker”, rounding up Vee-Jay single sides issued between 1955 and 1959, all of which were recorded in that period too. His soulful brand of electric blues is full of character and easy to love – consistently good and occasionally excellent. This VeeJay version of “Boogie Chillun”, his oft-recorded standard which dates back to 1948, is labelled by many as the definitive recording (although it could never beat the retitled “Walkin’ The Boogie” 1952 rendition in my book). On the albums’ other main highlight, Hooker revisits “Crawlin’ King Snake” which would later inspire The Doors to include the song on their “LA Woman” LP in 1970. They had good taste…

The Jukebox Rebel
15-Jun-2012

A1 [02:12] 6.5.png John Lee Hooker - Dimples [1956 version] (John Lee Hooker, James Bracken) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:49] 7.1.png John Lee Hooker - Hobo Blues [1959 version] (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:54] 6.2.png John Lee Hooker - I’m So Excited (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:35] 7.2.png John Lee Hooker - I Love You Honey [1958 version] (Freddie A. Williams) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:37] 8.5.png John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillun (John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [02:39] 6.4.png John Lee Hooker - Little Wheel [1957 version] (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:45] 6.6.png John Lee Hooker - I’m In The Mood [1959 version] (John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [02:25] 6.1.png John Lee Hooker - Maudie [1959 version] (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:44] 7.3.png John Lee Hooker - Crawlin’ King Snake [1959 version] (Joe Williams, Bernard Besman, John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [03:00] 6.7.png John Lee Hooker - Every Night (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [03:02] 6.4.png John Lee Hooker - Time Is Marching (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [03:00] 5.8.png John Lee Hooker - Baby Lee (John Lee Hooker, James Bracken) Blues / Rhythm n Blues




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