CD Hooker 'n Heat [Slipcase] (CD 1240789), Audio Other
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Hooker 'n Heat [Slipcase]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Messin' with the Hook
    2. Feelin' Is Gone, The
    3. Send Me Your Pillow
    4. Sittin' Here Thinkin'
    5. Meet Me in the Bottom
    6. Alimonia Blues
    7. Driftin' Blues
    8. You Talk Too Much
    9. Burning Hell
    10. Bottle Up and Go
    0. DISC 2:
    1. World Today, The
    2. I Got My Eyes on You
    3. Whiskey and Wimmen'
    4. Just You and Me
    5. Let's Make It
    6. Peavine
    7. Boogie Chillen, No. 2
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 694

  • Credits
    ProducerSkip Taylor; Bob Hite
    EngineerDino Lappas

    Personnel: John Lee Hooker (vocals, guitar, percussion); Henry Vestine (guitar); Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson (guitar, piano, harmonica); Antonio De La Barreda (bass); Adolfo De La Parra (drums).
    Recorded at Liberty Studios, Los Angeles, California in May 1970. Includes liner notes by Pete Welding and "Boogie Chillen".
    Liner Note Author: John Tobler.
    By the late '50s, the Delta blues style of John Lee Hooker's modal guitar stomp was profoundly out of favor with urban black audiences, who had begun to prefer more sophisticated rhythm and blues styles. Around the same time, however, Hooker and other traditional blues artists such as Mississippi Fred McDowell were being "rediscovered" by folk audiences eager to hear this rapidly disappearing style of music. Shortly thereafter the British blues boom of the mid-'60s effectively crossbred traditional blues with rock & roll.
    Eventually the cycle came back to the United States as the success of The Yardbirds and Cream inspired American blues-rock artists like Canned Heat, and albums like HOOKER 'N' HEAT that were both homage and collaboration. Recorded live in Los Angeles, the session showcases the edgy rock thump of Canned Heat more than it does Hooker (who only sings on the last three tracks). But the band matches the guitarist's idiosyncratic style surprisingly well, and backing vocals by soul legends the Chambers Brothers are more than welcome. This fine outing brings these young blues-rock musicians right back to the source.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (4/29/71, p.44) - "...despite the cover billing, (Canned Heat) are very much a backup group, for this is really a John Lee Hooker album, and one of his best in a long while..." -Bob Palmer
    Mojo (Publisher) (10/01, p.169) - "...As magisterial an album-as-album as Hooker ever cut..."
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