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: https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/eric-clapton-favourite-songs-playlist/  

“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 …

‘Hooker ’N Heat’: A Fiery Collaboration Between Two Blues Legends

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With mutual appreciation for each other’s blues prowess, John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat collaborated on the smoking-hot album ‘Hooker ’N Heat’. The double-album Hooker ’N Heat, which was released on 15 January 1971, is a fascinating meeting of mentor and protégés. Canned Heat had long admired John Lee Hooker and were delighted to find out that the revered blues guitarist-singer also …

Black Night Is Falling – Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club (Collectors Edition) Available For Streaming On February 7th, CD In-Stores February 21st!

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We are proud to announce that John Lee Hooker’s Black Night is Falling – Live at The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club (Collectors Edition) will be available on all streaming platforms on February 7th and on CD February 21st (pre-order link below)! Recorded live in Montreal in 1977, the set includes the 17 minute jam of “Rock Steady” plus 3 “Rock Steady” remixes. The recording …