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  posted on 10/23/2012 at 10:20 PM
granted some of thse aren't "new" but the only newer albums i own by any of these artists are BLUES ON THE BAYOU and RIDING WITH THE KING both by bb king. can i get opinions on:
buddy guy- bring 'em in, skin deep, living proof

bb king- deuces wild, 80, one king favor

john lee hooker- mr lucky, boom boom, chill out, don't look back

[Edited on 10/24/2012 by matt05]

 
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  posted on 10/23/2012 at 10:35 PM
"Mr. Lucky" by JLH is a GREAT record! How's this for a list of guest artists: Albert Collins, Ry Cooder, Robert Cray, John Hammond, Booker T. JOnes, Johnnie Johnson, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, Chester Thompson, Deacon Jones. Yet with all of them, Hooker's imprint remains strong. He either wrote or co-wrote every tune. "I Cover The Waterfront" with Van Morrison is probably about as tender and soulful as John Lee Hooker ever got. I only own three JLH records; to me he could get really boring, but that's certainly not the case here. Hard for me to imagine a JLH record better than this one.

I never heard any of the other records you listed.

 

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  posted on 10/23/2012 at 10:44 PM
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"Mr. Lucky" by JLH is a GREAT record! How's this for a list of guest artists: Albert Collins, Ry Cooder, Robert Cray, John Hammond, Booker T. JOnes, Johnnie Johnson, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, Chester Thompson, Deacon Jones. Yet with all of them, Hooker's imprint remains strong. He either wrote or co-wrote every tune. "I Cover The Waterfront" with Van Morrison is probably about as tender and soulful as John Lee Hooker ever got. I only own three JLH records; to me he could get really boring, but that's certainly not the case here. Hard for me to imagine a JLH record better than this one.

I never heard any of the other records you listed.


wow what a lineup. what songs do keith richards and johnny winter appear on?

 

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  posted on 10/23/2012 at 11:36 PM
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wow what a lineup. what songs do keith richards and johnny winter appear on?


Most of the guest artists only appear on one tune, that's how Hooker was able to pack so many in on one record. Richards appears on "Crawlin' Kingsnake"; Johnny Winter on "Susie".

 

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wow what a lineup. what songs do keith richards and johnny winter appear on?


Most of the guest artists only appear on one tune, that's how Hooker was able to pack so many in on one record. Richards appears on "Crawlin' Kingsnake"; Johnny Winter on "Susie".


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  posted on 10/24/2012 at 07:04 AM
matt05: Maybe you can return the favor. You said you own B.B.'s "Riding With The King" with Eric Clapton. I've debated getting that one for years. How is it?

 

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  posted on 10/24/2012 at 07:17 AM
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matt05: Maybe you can return the favor. You said you own B.B.'s "Riding With The King" with Eric Clapton. I've debated getting that one for years. How is it?


if you can pick it up pretty cheap its worth it but its not worth more than $9 imo. too slick sounding and too many other guitar players other than king and clapton on there. don't get me wrong there is some good stuff on it but i wouldn't go out of my way to get it

 

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  posted on 10/24/2012 at 07:31 AM
The Hooker and Guy albums are well worth many enjoyable listens....

Sadly,B.B.'s albums are not his finest work or even in the league of his classic albums.....don't get me wrong,they are good and way better than so much crappy music around,just not up to B.B. King standards....

BTW,Sweet Tea by Guy is also a "later day" release that's very well worth owning...some really interesting music on there....

[Edited on 10/24/2012 by dadof2]

 

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  posted on 10/24/2012 at 08:16 AM
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matt05: Maybe you can return the favor. You said you own B.B.'s "Riding With The King" with Eric Clapton. I've debated getting that one for years. How is it?
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  posted on 10/24/2012 at 10:21 AM
as far as the Buddy Guy stuff goes.....all of those have a couple of decent tracks, but generally speaking, blah, IMHO. I'd say that goes for everything Buddy's done since Damn Right I've Got the Blues.

If I really get strict about Buddy Guy solo studio releases, I'd say only three of them stand the test of time as full on modern/interesting classics:

A Man and the Blues
Stone Crazy
Sweet Tea

 

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as far as the Buddy Guy stuff goes.....all of those have a couple of decent tracks, but generally speaking, blah, IMHO. I'd say that goes for everything Buddy's done since Damn Right I've Got the Blues.


I'd have to disagree. "Feels Like Rain" is an incredible record and it came after Damn Right I've Got The Blues. "Slippin In" is pretty good, too.

 

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  posted on 10/24/2012 at 12:48 PM
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"Mr. Lucky" by JLH is a GREAT record! How's this for a list of guest artists: Albert Collins, Ry Cooder, Robert Cray, John Hammond, Booker T. JOnes, Johnnie Johnson, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, Chester Thompson, Deacon Jones. Yet with all of them, Hooker's imprint remains strong. He either wrote or co-wrote every tune. "I Cover The Waterfront" with Van Morrison is probably about as tender and soulful as John Lee Hooker ever got. I only own three JLH records; to me he could get really boring, but that's certainly not the case here. Hard for me to imagine a JLH record better than this one.

I never heard any of the other records you listed.


I love that I Cover the Waterfront. Cried my eyes out the first time I heard it.

 

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  posted on 10/24/2012 at 01:25 PM
Here's something to consider if you want a lot of JLH for your dollar:

http://www.amazon.com/John-Lee-Hooker-Fifty-Favourites/dp/B004GF8CRS/ref=sr _shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351103000&sr=301-1

 

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  posted on 10/24/2012 at 03:40 PM
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"Mr. Lucky" by JLH is a GREAT record! How's this for a list of guest artists: Albert Collins, Ry Cooder, Robert Cray, John Hammond, Booker T. JOnes, Johnnie Johnson, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, Chester Thompson, Deacon Jones. Yet with all of them, Hooker's imprint remains strong. He either wrote or co-wrote every tune. "I Cover The Waterfront" with Van Morrison is probably about as tender and soulful as John Lee Hooker ever got. I only own three JLH records; to me he could get really boring, but that's certainly not the case here. Hard for me to imagine a JLH record better than this one.

I never heard any of the other records you listed.


Realize i don't have this....just ordered it...thanks

[Edited on 10/30/2012 by dadof2]

 
 


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