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The Best of Friends
John Lee Hooker




 
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Overview

Track Listing

1 Boogie Chillen
2 This Is Hip
3 Healer, The
4 I Cover the Waterfront
5 Boom Boom
6 I'm in the Mood
7 Burnin' Hell
8 Tupelo
9 Baby Lee
10 Dimples
11 Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)
12 Big Legs Tight Shirt
13 Don't Look Back
14 Up and Down


Featured Artists: Eric Clapton and Van Morrison and Charlie Musselwhite and Los Lobos and Ben Harper and Bonnie Raitt and Ry Cooder and Carlos Santana

 

Details

  • Genre: Blues
  • Release Date: October 2017
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
 

Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/10/99, pp.124-125) - 3 1/2 Stars (out of 5) - "...Rock and rollers cotton to Hooker because,...he has a hook; the boogie beat, a vamping-drone that's propulsuive at any speed....the guests, all instrumental, except Raitt and his old fan Van Morrison, open it up..."

Entertainment Weekly (10/23/98, p.80) - "...Older tracks range from the too slick...to the gutsy....some of the choicest cuts are new...[and] show Hooker's lessons have been well learned." - Rating: B

Vibe (12/98, 1/99, p.192) - "...Three tracks are new, including a tension-filled rendition of Hooker's classic 'Boogie Chillen'....More than 50 years after the inventor of boogie blues first got his mojo workin', it still hasn't quit..."

Living Blues (1-2/99, p.78) - "...[does] a good job of supplementing the master. If you don't have Hooker's releases from the past ten years and wanta taste of them. [FRIENDS] offers just that."

Mojo (Publisher) (10/01, p.168) - "...Picks up where ULTIMATE COLLECTION leaves off, rounding up high spots from his triumphant HEALER-and-after final decade, along with 3 toothsome nuggets not included on any previous releases..."

 

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