Everybody's Blues


Everybody's Blues by Specialty at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This compilation of recordings from 1950, '51, and '54 for the Modern and Specialty labels is an intriguing relic from Hooker's past. Many of these sides went unreleased, due to Specialty president Art Rupe's dissatisfaction with the singer-guitarist's crude style. But that's precisely why this CD is a treat for lovers of lowdown blues. Mostly it's Hooker alone--almost always the way he sounds best. Still, there are chances to hear him with horns and a gestational version of what would eventuall


Everybody's Blues by Specialty
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This compilation of recordings from 1950, '51, and '54 for the Modern and Specialty labels is an intriguing relic from Hooker's past. Many of these sides went unreleased, due to Specialty president Art Rupe's dissatisfaction with the singer-guitarist's crude style. But that's precisely why this CD is a treat for lovers of lowdown blues. Mostly it's Hooker alone--almost always the way he sounds best. Still, there are chances to hear him with horns and a gestational version of what would eventually become his hair-raising "I'm Bad Like Jesse James" (called "I'm Mad") that features fleet piano accompaniment. There's also an early reading of "Backbiters and Syndicators" (named "Odds Against Me") that showcases Hooker's riveting backcountry guitar virtuosity. --Ted Drozdowski

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Manufacturer:
Specialty
Category:
Detroit Blues
Release Date:
1993-03-21
UPC:
022211703525
Artist:
John Lee Hooker
Publisher:
Specialty
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.21 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 0.5 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.2 pounds
Package Size:
4.5 x 0.5 x 5.6 inches

 


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