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Submitted by Arie van der Graaf on 2017-02-22
John Lee Hooker € Whiskey & Wimmen

Release 31 March 2017

The son of a sharecropper, blues legend John Lee Hooker was one of the very first artists to break out of that genre and become a world-wide force. He based his sound on a driving boogie beat and lyrics that sometimes seemed to come from another world. To begin the centennial celebration of Hooker’s birth year USM and Concord will release WHISKEY AND WIMMEN: JOHN LEE HOOKER’S FINEST in CD format on March 31 and following with a vinyl format on May 26th. The multi-label compilation features songs from Hooker’s Vee-Jay, Specialty, Riverside and Stax Records releases, and includes many of the bluesman’s most iconic songs.

WHISKEY AND WIMMEN: JOHN LEE HOOKER’S FINEST is the perfect collection to honor the man. It includes many of Hooker’s most exciting and time-honored recordings, showing how an artist who started with literally nothing but his inspiration and talent was able to make such a lasting impact on music. His work for the Vee-Jay, Specialty and Riverside labels were many of the recordings his unshakeable legend is built on, and provide a sonic tour of what Hooker’s blues accomplished. Music journalist Bill Dahl contributes insightful new liner notes.

1.      Boom Boom/ 2. Boogie Chillun / 3. Dimples / 4. I’m in the Mood / 5. I Love You Honey / 6. Whiskey and Wimmen / 7. I Need Some Money / 8. Grinder Man / 9. I’m Going Upstairs / 10. Big Legs, Tight Skirt / 11. No More Doggin’ / 12. No Shoes / 13. Crawlin’ Kingsnake / 14. Frisco Blues / 15. It Serve Me Right to Suffer / 16. Time Is Marching
Source: USM


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