Folk Blues (album)

Folk Blues is an album by blues musician John Lee Hooker, compiling tracks originally recorded for Modern Records between 1951 and 1954, that was released by the Crown label in 1962.

Folk Blues
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Compilation album by
Released1962 (1962)
RecordedAugust 7, 1951 – November 1954
GenreBlues
Length30:08
LabelCrown
ProducerJoe Bihari, Joe Siracuse
John Lee Hooker chronology
The Folk Lore of John Lee Hooker
(1961)
Folk Blues
(1962)
Burnin'
(1962)

ReceptionEdit

AllMusic reviewer Matt Fink stated: "Folk Blues is a rather average album in Hooker's vast catalog, but still a highly enjoyable piece ... Overall, a very listenable collection".[1]

Track listingEdit

All compositions credited to John Lee Hooker

  1. "Baby I'm Gonna Miss You" – 2:33
  2. "Half a Stranger" – 4:24
  3. "Shake Holler And Run" – 2:31
  4. "Down Child" – 2:52
  5. "Gonna Boggie" — 2:24
  6. "Bad Boy" – 3:05
  7. "Rock House Boogie" – 2:54
  8. "Let's Talk It Over" – 3:01
  9. "Baby You Ain't No Good" – 3:12
  10. "Lookin' for a Woman" – 3:12

Recorded on August 7, 1951 (track 8), late 1952 (tracks 7 & 10), late 1953 (tracks 4-6), late 1954 (tracks 1, 2 & 9) and November 1954 (track 3)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fink, Matt. John Lee Hooker: Folk Blues – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 31, 2019.