I love the sound of the guitar in the intro to this John Lee Hooker recording

mad dog

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
11,207
This is the kind of sound and feeling I always think of when reading endless "I hate the blues" threads. Blues is deceptively simple, seems so easy to assess/judge. And of course to play. Until you try to do it right.
MD
 

Ferret

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
1,909
That—Bottle Up and Go—doesn't sound like his 40s records to me. Could even be 60s from the sound. He's noticeably in synch with the band which was unusual even into the 60s—they must have set aside rehearsal time.

Great sound.
 

conanb

Member
Messages
1,194
Beautiful stuff.
Ever since I first heard the similarities between JLH's playing and Malian music I can't unhear it.
 

ripgtr

Member
Messages
12,720
My first thought was it has a 1940s sound to it but I think the recording is from 1959. Anyway, I dig it. That is all.

Stereo and with a band, mid 60s or later I would guess.
But when it was recorded doesn't matter. I saw him in the early '70s. Just him, a guitar and his foot. He sounded just like that. I knew who he was, and dug him but was too young to really appreciate it the way I would now.
 




Trending Topics

Top Bottom