“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 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 The Coast to Coast Blues Band, covering an impressive set of hits from across his storied career including “Boom Boom’”, “Crawlin’ King Snake” and his very first single “Boogie Chillen’” – the latter expanded to an epic 13-person jam on the 1983 set, featuring guitarist Luther Allison, harmonica legend Sugar Blue, and a horn section. For his triumphant return to Montreux in 1990, Hooker added an additional guitar and sax to the line-up, as well as female vocalist Vala Cupp.
LIVE AT MONTREUX 1983 & 1990 is in stores November 6 as a 2-LP set, digital video & digital audio, available to pre-order now.