Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'N Heat

£32.99
Format: 2LP
Availability: Out of stock

3700477825676

29/08/2020

A special Record Store Day 2020 release, available in store on the 29th of August. Remaining stock will be available to order online from 6pm on the same day.

This 1971 collaboration between primal one-part-delta / one-part-Detroit singer-guitarist John Lee Hooker and southern california blues revivalists Canned Heat works in large part because all parties involved are a little off. Hooker, the most unsystematic of the major bluesmen of his generation, isn't a good fit for disciplined players; rather, he requires sidemen who play by feel. In harp player-guitarist Alan Wilson, the crawling king snake found a particularly sympathetic foil; sadly, Wilson died shortly after these sessions were completed. roughly divided into spare, gritty delta exercises and full-on boogie stomps featuring the full band, Hooker 'n' Heat is surely one of Canned Heat's crowning moments, which isn't saying that much. But that it stands as a milestone in Hooker's oeuvre is quite a statement indeed.

0 stars based on 0 reviews
Please accept cookies to help us improve this website Is this OK? Yes No More on cookies »