House Of The Blues (album) by John Lee Hooker

House Of The Blues
House Of The Blues by John Lee Hooker (1959)
Overall rank: 3,627th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 20 albums of 1959 (17th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1950s (74th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,627th)

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From spinout 07/20/2016 20:26
I believe that this album is from 1960. Not that it matters much.
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From RoundTheBend 01/23/2016 18:00
Favorite Track: Leave My Wife Alone

I read somewhere a backing band was hired to work with him and it didn't quite work out "because he worked on his own timing". His own demon ran the show... outside of the bounds of "musical" rules, he let the music flow through him. Timeless.

Having said that I personally didn't like this album as much, as much as I give it the respect it deserves.
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From apeiron 03/29/2015 22:12
House Of The Blues. The title says it all.
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From junodog4 08/30/2012 16:25
Hooker is up there with Muddy Waters as the most legit of the big blues men in terms of attitude and grit. This album confirms this.
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