John Lee Hooker – The Best of Friends (Pre-Order)

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John Lee Hooker – The Best of Friends (Pre-Order)



Features Collaborations with Esteemed Musicians Including Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt and more…

Originally released in 1998, The Best of Friends marks a significant milestone in the illustrious career of blues legend John Lee Hooker. This seminal album highlights Hooker’s late-career collaborations with an array of esteemed musicians including Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, and Bonnie Raitt. Twenty-five years later, the album remains a vivid testament to Hooker’s enduring vitality and the deep respect he commanded from the musical community. Now, for the first time, The Best of Friends will be available on 2LP vinyl and reissued on CD starting July 12, 2024, providing both longtime fans and new listeners with an ideal entry point to explore Hooker’s influential work from the 1980s and 1990s. All formats include the Bonus Track “Up and Down” featuring Johnnie Johnson on piano.

The Best of Friends not only celebrates the timelessness of Hooker’s music but also his remarkable ability to bridge generations of blues enthusiasts. John Lee Hooker, known for his deep, resonant voice and hypnotic guitar riffs, carved a unique niche in the blues genre. Throughout his career, spanning over six decades, Hooker’s influence extended beyond his solo works, earning him a revered place in music history. His collaborations on The Best of Friends encapsulate his extraordinary ability to connect with fellow musicians and audiences alike, solidifying his legacy as one of the greatest blues artists of all time.

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