House Of The Blues (studio album) by John Lee Hooker

House Of The Blues by John Lee Hooker
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 3,289th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 71 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1959 (20th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1950s (87th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,289th)
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HOOKER,JOHN LEE - HOUSE OF THE BLUES VINYL LP
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Time left: 4h 2m 47s
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House of the Blues by John Lee Hooker Record
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JOHN LEE HOOKER / HOUSE OF THE BLUES 2 X CD SET CHESS & VJ ORIGINALS NEW SEALED
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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 71 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 19% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.8/100, a mean average of 74.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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90/100
From 07/20/2016 20:26
I believe that this album is from 1960. Not that it matters much.
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From 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 03/29/2015 22:12
House Of The Blues. The title says it all.
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From 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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