John Lee Hooker - Alone (Live Recording) (Music CD)

Release Date: 06 January 2014
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Because he's so loose and improvisatory -- and because he loves to twist the 12-bar format into so many different shapes and sizes -- John Lee Hooker can present a major challenge to sidemen. More than a few times, Hooker has done without sidemen altogether and gone it alone with thrilling results. That's exactly what happens on Alone, an outstanding two-CD set containing live performances at New York's Hunter College from 1976. Not having to concern himself with the needs of a drummer or a bassist, the singer/guitarist is especially introspective and doesn't hesitate to let loose and improvise on such familiar tunes as "Boogie Chillen," "Boom Boom" and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer." Hooker enjoys improvisation as much as a jazz musician, and on these magnificent recordings, he is at his most uninhibited and takes one liberty after another. ~ Alex Henderson

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  • Disk 1
  • 1. I Miss You So
  • 2. Jesse James
  • 3. Dark Room
  • 4. I'll Never Get Out of These Blues Alive
  • 5. Boogie Chillum
  • 6. When My First Wife Left Me
  • 7. Boom Boom
  • 8. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
  • Disk 2
  • 1. Put Your Hand On Your Hip
  • 2. Trying To Survive
  • 3. I Won't Be Back No More
  • 4. She Left Me On My Bended Knee
  • 5. You Ain't Too Old To Shift Them Gears
  • 6. Hobo Blues
  • 7. I Wish You Could Change Your Ways
  • 8. Boogie Chillen
  • 9. Crawlin' King Snake
Release Date: 06 January 2014
SKU: FP1147