Hooker Box set
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I do think they could of extended the set to another disc of material, along with a DVD of vintage Hooker in concert. They did it with the recently released Buddy Guy box set, "Can't Quit the Blues", with rave reviews. Anyway, no matter which way you slice it, you're getting quality John Lee Hooker material with this set. I consider this box set essential.
One more note for anyone who may be interested in early Hooker material. There's a 10 CD box set out there with vintage, mostly solo, Hooker recordings. I'm talking Johnny Lee with only guitar and a big o'l stomping foot. This isn't recomemmed for wimps, strictly die hard fans who enjoy this type of stuff. The better news is that the set is under $25.00. If you type in John Lee Hooker through Amazon, you'll come up with about 600 Hooker titles. You'll get a headache looking at all of them. But, if you type in John Lee Hooker: Portrait, which is tha name of this killer box set, you'll come to the page of this box set. I got a little pissed because the page didn't include any info on the set.Read more ›
but to reiterate if you are looking to buy only one hooker album and your tastes run higher than a one cd compilation
(some great ones include "the definitive john lee hooker" and "the best 1965-1974") I whole heartdly reccomend this collection,but as I said its still just the tip of the iceberg.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
John is a great boogie guy and his music lives on and this is a must have box set he help form rock musicPublished 23 months ago by richard
Bought this for my husband who is a HUGE John Lee Hooker fan. He was thrilled; many songs he didnt have and the songs he did have were a clearer version. Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by rahysh
John will surely be missed,I have several of his albums and treasure them all.He was the true definition of get down and dirty blue's... Read morePublished on February 3, 2009 by harvey karlin
I had a smattering of John Lee Hooker compilations but this one shames all of them. This is like his biography done in a similar style to Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" box set. Read morePublished on November 4, 2008 by catlover912
some material is repetitive but overall a must for any blues listener or any other music listener. the nuances of his playing develope deeper with each listening. Read morePublished on March 21, 2007 by Mitchell Ornstein
This chronology of Hooker recordings is simply awesome! To walk through the progression of songs from early recordings to the present is simply mesmerizing. Read morePublished on March 13, 2007 by Axle
If you like the blues you gotta get these 4 CDs. At times the songs may seem sparse and repetitive but there is so much soul in them I can listen to them over and over again. Read morePublished on February 24, 2007 by Leigh Hibbins