John Lee Hooker - Sings Blues - 1960 Blues 180 Grm RTI King Pressing LP

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John Lee Hooker - Sings Blues


Sundazed Music, Inc. - LP5425, King Records – 727
Format: Vinyl, LP
Sundazed Reissue
Red sticker on front reads "Hooker's brilliance is served up on this seminal LP originally issued in 1960 by King Records."
180 Gram RTI Pressing
Country: US
Released: 15 Aug 2015
Genre: Blues



Tracklist

A1 Wandering Blues
A2 I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
A3 Heart Trouble Blues
A4 Don't You Remember Me
A5 Slim's Stomp
A6 The Numbers
A7 Shake 'Em Up
A8 Happy Blues


B1 Nightmare Blues
B2 Moaning Blues
B3 Don't Go Baby
B4 Thinking Blues
B5 Late Last Night
B6 Devil's Jump
B7 Blue Guitar Blues
B8 Race Track


This John Lee Hooker set was first issued by Ember in 1964, taken from a King LP of recordings made in 1949/50 for Joe Von Battle. The previous year Hooker had found early fame when his first recordings for Bernie Besman, including the huge hit 'Boogie Chillen', were sold to Modern Records, so for the King releases Hooker went under the pseudonym of Texas Slim. They all originally appeared as 78s on the King label, and featured a primitive, doom-laden style which is amongst Hooker's very best, together with a couple of the most exciting boogies he ever committed to wax ('Slim's Stomp' and 'Devil's Jump').

Von Battle was infamous for the rough quality of his recordings, and these are no exception. Recorded in the back room of his record store on Detroit's Hastings Street, 'Don't Go Baby' (an excellent treatment of 'Baby Please Don't Go') is notable for the clearly audible entrance and exit of a vociferous customer, complete with door-slamming. However, the sheer beauty of the music more than compensates for the dodgy sound, said to have been Cedared on this LP.

This John Lee Hooker set was first issued by Ember in 1964, taken from a King LP of recordings made in 1949/50 for Joe Von Battle. The previous year Hooker had found early fame when his first recordings for Bernie Besman, including the huge hit 'Boogie Chillen', were sold to Modern Records, so for the King releases Hooker went under the pseudonym of Texas Slim. They all originally appeared as 78s on the King label, and featured a primitive, doom-laden style which is amongst Hooker's very best, together with a couple of the most exciting boogies he ever committed to wax ('Slim's Stomp' and 'Devil's Jump'). Von Battle was infamous for the rough quality of his recordings, and these are no exception. Recorded in the back room of his record store on Detroit's Hastings Street, 'Don't Go Baby' (an excellent treatment of 'Baby Please Don't Go')

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label King Records
Color Black