John Lee Hooker – It Serve You Right To Suffer


SPECIAL GATEFOLD RED VINYL EDITION 140-GRAM HIGH QUALITY VIRGIN VINYL ORDER NOW Released on the Impulse! Records label in early 1966, this was part of the short lived Impulse folk music division, with the slogan adapted from their jazz promotion: “The new wave of folk is on Impulse!” Signed to Impulse’s parent label ABC Records, it is the only album …


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JOHN LEE HOOKER’S ENTIRE LEGENDARY 1976 SOLO CONCERT RECORDED LIVE AT HUNTER COLLEGE IN NEW YORK CITY SET FOR REISSUE ON 2-LP 180-GRAM VINYL; AVAILABLE JUNE 23  Both of the storied sets are packaged together for the first time on vinyl for a global release, featuring performances of “Boom Boom,” “Crawlin’ King Snake,” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.”  …

Available for pre-order now . . .VINYL ME PLEASE REISSUES!


Available for pre-order now! Don’t miss the new AAA reissues of John Lee Hooker’s masterpieces, THAT’S MY STORY (1960 / Riverside) and TRAVELIN’ (1960 / Vee-Jay), both available to ship in early December via Vinyl Me Please. “ . . . A showcase of Hooker’s acoustic work,” THAT’S MY STORY arrives on a new limited edition Gray and Yellow Abstract  / 180-gram vinyl. “ …

“I Didn’t Know” – Watch the video and listen to the first track from LIVE AT MONTREUX 1983 & 1990!


Check out “I Didn’t Know”, the first track available from John Lee Hooker’s LIVE AT MONTREUX 1983 & 1990 2-LP package, in stores November 6! From the 1983 Montreux show, “I Didn’t Know” (originally written by Howlin’ Wolf) was recorded for John Lee Hooker’s JEALOUS album, which was recorded in 1982 but not released until 1986. Watch the video on YouTube here or listen to the track here. Located in …


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AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW . . . JOHN LEE HOOKER AND THE COAST TO COAST BLUES BAND: LIVE AT MONTREUX 1983 & 1990 Located in Switzerland, the Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the world’s biggest and longest-running jazz festivals. Live at Montreux witnesses John Lee Hooker deliver two blistering performances filmed at the festival in 1983 and 1990. He was joined by …

John Lee Hooker – HOOKER N’ HEAT – Record Store Day

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John Lee Hooker’s classic 1971 collaboration with So-Cal soul band Canned Heat, HOOKER N’ HEAT will be released as a 2-LP colored vinyl set exclusively for Record Store Day on August 29th, 2020! This French import, a limited-edition of 2,000 copies, is pressed on yellow and brown vinyl and features recreations of the original album art including, gatefold jacket, printed inner …

From Robert Johnson to John Lee Hooker: Eric Clapton picks his 15 favorite songs of all time

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Clapton picks 15 songs that may not all be firmly labelled as blues but are certainly all imbued with a degree of soulfulness that highlights Clapton’s desired commitment to their craft. All of the musicians and genres represented are all performed with power and passion. Yet, Clapton’s heart is in the blues. Read the article:  

“But, you know, they call it the devil’s music….” – Read A Fascinating 1989 John Lee Hooker Interview

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Born in the Mississippi Delta, the son of a sharecropping pastor, John Lee Hookabsorbed the blues of that region before heading north and picking up an electric guitar. That was a seminal moment in music history, as his driving rhythmic style earned him the nickname “King of the Boogie” and influenced generations of rock guitarists. Cree McCree chronicles a memorable …

Bob Dylan Shouts Out John Lee Hooker In New Song “Murder Most Foul”

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Bob Dylan, who hasn’t released an original song since 2012’s Tempest, unexpectedly dropped a previously unheard, nearly 17-minute-long new track, “Murder Most Foul,” late Thursday night. In its prayer-like final passages (the song is so structurally daunting that it’s hard to think in terms of verses), Dylan invokes the DJ Wolfman Jack before dropping a long list of songs and …

Hooker ‘N Heat, 2-LP Colored Vinyl Set, Available Exclusively For Record Store Day, June 20, 2020

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Available for Record Store Day 2020, comes the classic 2-LP set, Hooker ‘N Heat. Released in January of 1971, Hooker ‘N Heat marked the first collaboration between blues legend John Lee Hooker and California R&B band Canned Heat. Sadly, it was also the final recording made by co-founder Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson who passed away in September of 1970. The …