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Guitarist Earl Hooker would undoubtedly have gone on to enjoy a major international career during the Blues/Rock era, had he been blessed with better health; but he suffered from Tuberculosis and sadly died in 1970, at the age of only forty. A cousin of John Lee Hooker, Earl was an exceptional slide player, known widely as "The guitarists' guitarist". He recorded few vocals as he was hindered by a stutter, to compensate, he concentrated on developing his playing technique. This compilation concentrates on his earliest recordings for a variety of record labels between 1953-62, several of which were not commercially released until after his death. This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled, and many of these sides are difficult to find elsewhere on CD.
Guitarist Earl Hooker would undoubtedly have gone on to enjoy a major international career during the Blues/Rock era, had he been blessed with better health; but he suffered from Tuberculosis and sadly died in 1970, at the age of only forty. A cousin of John Lee Hooker, Earl was an exceptional slide player, known widely as "The guitarists' guitarist". He recorded few vocals as he was hindered by a stutter, to compensate, he concentrated on developing his playing technique. This compilation concentrates on his earliest recordings for a variety of record labels between 1953-62, several of which were not commercially released until after his death. This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled, and many of these sides are difficult to find elsewhere on CD.
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Electrifying Blues Guitar Of Earl Hooker: Ride
Artist: Earl Hooker
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Ride Hooker Ride
2. Sweet Angel
3. Alley Corn
4. On the Hook
5. Jammin'
6. After Hours
7. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
8. Earl's Boogie Woogie
9. Move on Down the Line
10. Steel Guitar Rag
11. The Hucklebuck
12. Red River Variations
13. Mexicali Hip Shake
14. Razorback
15. Blue Guitar
16. The Drive
17. Believe I'll Settle Down
18. Calling All Blues
19. Swear to Tell the Truth
20. Galloping Horses a Lazy Mule
21. Blues in D Natural
22. Rockin' with the Kid
23. Rockin' Wild
24. Universal Rock
25. Blue Guitar
26. How Long Can This Go on
27. These Cotton-Pickin' Blues
28. Off the Hook
29. That Man
30. The Bright Sound

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Guitarist Earl Hooker would undoubtedly have gone on to enjoy a major international career during the Blues/Rock era, had he been blessed with better health; but he suffered from Tuberculosis and sadly died in 1970, at the age of only forty. A cousin of John Lee Hooker, Earl was an exceptional slide player, known widely as "The guitarists' guitarist". He recorded few vocals as he was hindered by a stutter, to compensate, he concentrated on developing his playing technique. This compilation concentrates on his earliest recordings for a variety of record labels between 1953-62, several of which were not commercially released until after his death. This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled, and many of these sides are difficult to find elsewhere on CD.
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