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Mr Lucky

John Lee HookerAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Singer-guitarist John Lee Hooker (1917-2001) was one of the most successful blues artists of the second half of the 20th century, yet his hypnotic brand of blues was in many ways a throwback to earlier times, before rules of rhyme, meter, and chord structure became standardized. The Clarksdale, Mississippi-born musician burst on the national scene with his first record, "Boogie ... Read more in Amazon's John Lee Hooker Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 29, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B000000WI4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,224 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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John Lee, he of the mojo hand and wearing voice, says, 'Bad luck can't do me no harm." Certainly not with attendants named Robert Cray, Albert Collins, John Hammond, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, and Ry Cooder on hand to make him feel better. The highlight is "I Cover the Waterfront," wherein true believers Hooker and Morrison go deep into the mystic. See also Canned Heat and John Lee Hooker -- © Frank John Hadley 1993 -- From Grove Press Guide to Blues on CD

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All Star Cast June 12, 2001
Format:Audio CD
When one of the most revered blues guitarists asks for help on his album, there is no shortage of great talent to show up. The likes of Santana, Ry Cooder, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, John Hammond, and Robert Cray (to name just a few) come out in support of "Mr. Lucky", the follow up guest album to "The Healing". But, John Lee Hooker doesn't need all of this talent to put out a great blues album.
Robert Cray shows up on the title cut of this album providing some great leads to Hooker's rhythm. A tune that makes Hooker "... feel a little better". Albert Collins steps in for "Backstabbers" providing a powerful presence that only he was capable of. All you have to hear is one note of Collins to know it's him. "I Cover the Waterfront" is a haunting tune with Van Morrison taking over the guitar work and Booker T. Jones on organ. Morrison's voice complements the low-boom of Hooker's. Another highlight is Santana's work on "Stripped Me Naked".
Hooker's Delta Blues sound is hypnotizing, and his deep voice is lazy and sweet. There are very few that have shaped the sound of music, especially the blues, as he has. This album, a tribute of sorts, is a must for blues lovers. To hear so much talent gathered in one place playing with a legend like Hooker gives me the chills.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Lucky, my review from Barcelona July 28, 2007
Format:Audio CD
If you are going to give an opinion about a John Lee Hooker's record, you must have present that your talking about one of the most important bluesmen of all times and this is not easy. Hooker has a very extensive discography. In my opinion he has records on several levels, but most of them are on a high level. This 'Mr. Lucky' is really good and even more if you take into account the contributions of his companions (Johnnie Johnson, Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Van Morrison, John Hammond, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, Keith Richards). All the songs are good, although I am partial to "I want to hug you" with Johnnie Johnson playing piano, "Mr. Lucky", "Backstabbers", "Stripped me naked", with Robert Cray, the impressive Albert Collins and Carlos Santana starting a row with their guitars (and in the case of Cray also with his extraordinary voice), "Susie" with an electrifying Johnny Winter's guitar solo, and closing this good LP "Father was a jockey" with the magnificent Jonh Hammond on guitar and harmonica. As a whole, a great disk. I recommend and I give it 4 stars.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars If you must have everything July 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Hooker's second album on the Pointblank label is a guest-heavy homage that doesn't have a great deal to do with John Lee Hooker as an artist and only occasionally plays to his strengths. Some cuts, such as the opening "I Want to Hug You" are just plain odd in their selection. This album is for the completist; sporadically enjoyable but unnecessary. The title cut is much better in its original version on "Urban Blues" (a somewhat chaotic but quite good album from the late '60s), while "Backstabbers" (actually "Backbiters and Syndicators", another remake from the same album) meanders too. The later cuts are better and, as usual, the fewer musicians playing with Hooker the less his sound gets mucked up. "Highway 13", "Father Was a Jockey" and yet another remake of "Crawlin' Kingsnake" are all quite nice. One wishes Hooker's late '80s and '90s producers more often had had the sense to leave him by himself or with minimal accompaniment. So, like all of Hooker's work on Pointblank, this is less about making a good album than honoring a lifetime of work. Still and all, worth having. His June 21st passing is greatly mourned.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is hip, pretty baby...messed around and fell in love December 25, 2007
Format:Audio CD
First, I'm grateful that John Lee spent the final years of his life sharing his music with the world. I'm not even going to get into an argument about whether this is "pure" JLH in light of the guest musicians. I challenge anyone to listen to "This Is Hip," featuring Ry Cooder, and find fault. The same holds true for "Crawlin' Kingsnake," with Keith Richards and Canned Heat's Larry Taylor. When this album came out in 1991 it was a very welcome blast of John Lee, who STILL didn't care what they allowed...he boogied anyhow. He was still full of attitude and rocked harder than most musicians half his age.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Mr. Lucky' is John Lee Hooker's masterpiece! July 9, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
John Lee Hooker should be proclaimed a National Treasure, and 'Mr. Lucky' is in my mind his masterpiece. It is not a 'greatest hits' collection, but a unified work of timeless music. 'Stripped Me Naked' is worth the price of the album alone. All-star supporting musicians!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Lee at the top September 22, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This great 1991 recording captures JLH with a galaxy stars in the Winter of his career. You might think this would be a recipe for an awful album -you'd be wrong.

From the first notes you know this is going to great. Johnnie Johnson's Piano (Chuck Berry's long time Piano Player) introduces us to "I Want To Hug You" and then that voice comes in. This is no messin' straightahead boogie. The title track follows with the Robery Cray band supporting JLH. This is my favourite track. Great guitar playing from Robert Cray with JLH refusing to be quiet in the background!

There are no duff tracks on this album, and if you like the blues there will be something for you. Oh this bliss....
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Hookers best!!! April 3, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
My personal favorite. The alblum starts off with an upbeat duo from one of the best piano men around Johnnie Johnson. It only gets better when Robert Cray joins in to play and sing vocals for the title track, a definate feel good song!!! Hooker also is accompanied by many other great guitar legends such as Albert Collins, Ry Cooder, John Hammonds and even Rolling Stone Keith Richards. If you enjoy Carlos Santana's powerful guitar playing, along with Hooker's legendary blues vocals "Striped Me Naked" will take you to another world. The more you listen to this alblum the more you will like it!!! ;)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Again john lee hooker is one of the best blues c d
Published 2 months ago by beverly gail irwin
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS HIP!
John Lee and company are in fine, mostly rockin' form on this follow up to THE HEALER, the 1989 album that brought Hooker a whole new legion of fans. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Bill
3.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Lucky
Not my favorite "HOOK" but good enough---but the jacket cover is worth whatever price is being charged to a collector like me
Published 21 months ago by lanny44
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
This is a must have for blues fans. Impressive array of guest artists including Robert Cray and Johnny Winter. Some newer stuff, and some older stuff redone.
Published 22 months ago by william vasbinder
4.0 out of 5 stars John Lee and friends make a fine record in the autumn years
John Lee Hooker's deep, baritone growl and infectious boogie rhythms personify the sound of original delta blues like no-one else, and have almost certainly influenced more blues... Read more
Published on April 9, 2011 by The Guardian
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazon Efficiency
I bought this cd as a present to my son, so we both got to listen. The shipping, price, packing, all that were great. Read more
Published on February 3, 2009 by Roger Q. Callaway
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing followup to The Healer
John Lee Hooker provided some very basic but important music in his time. The Healer was a landmark album bringing John back to the fore with some good cuts which made up for his... Read more
Published on March 12, 2003 by Bob Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucky Mr. Lucky!
Thank God for Amazon.Com! After misplacing our Mr. Lucky CD (Or perhaps it magically disappeared), and looking high and low, over the hills and through the woods (in our area,at... Read more
Published on December 17, 1999
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