Music-Slam Album Review: John Lee Hooker: The Best of John Lee Hooker 1965 to 1974


John Lee Hooker
The Best of John Lee Hooker 1965 to 1974 – 16 tracks 72:38

This last paragraph from the booklet included with the cd says it best.

“Fans and critics alike have always tended to dismiss this period of John Lee Hooker’s career, but the evidence here shows that the best of what he recorded during those years is very good indeed. ‘Nothing but the best – later for the rest,’ as Hooker himself is fond of saying. From model rambling blues to one-cord stomps, it’s the essence of what John Lee Hooker’s music has always been about. And if he’s not living the blues any more, well, it serves somebody else right they suffer!”
Colin Escott

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