Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Earl Hooker “Funk. Last Of The Great Earl Hooker “1972 US Electric Blues Chicago Blues

Earl Hooker “Funk. Last Of The Great Earl Hooker “1972 US Electric Blues Chicago Blues 
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Solid electric blues from the great Earl Hooker - a great guitarist who played this weird double-neck electric, making for lots of weird sounds and wobbly bits on the record! There’s not as much funk as we know it on the set, but the whole thing’s got the down and dirty feel of other sides on the Blues On Blues label - rootsy and indie, and a good indication that the Chicago scene still had some quality to it in the 70s. …~


Four and a quarter stars to Five and a quarter Stars!! Eggceptional as always. the formidable Earl Hooker. The reason for the possible lower rating is due only to production, whereas the playing is formidable 
I keep pinching myself as I listen to this recording as I consider just how awesome this bluesman was for his time and how if he had been with us longer he would have been a " Jimi Hendrix " of the Blues, as that's where he was headed!!! Sadly, Earl died early but this last recording is a worthy legacy! Anyone unfamiliar with this Hooker would be well served to listen keenly to his original guitar playing to be able to discern the untimely demise of am awesome guitarist, even for his day!.....by... Jonathan JMan....~ 

  The last recordings from Earl Hooker recorded in 1969 and released in 1972 on "Blues on Blues" label. Since then it's been re-released several times but this is the original cheap pressing.... ~ 


Tracklist:

01. Wa-Wa Blues - Part 1 (03:19)
02. Wa-Wa Blues - Part 2 (02:52)
03. Soul Coockin’ (03:39)
04. Sweet Home Chicago (Vocal: Earl Hooker) (05:21)
05. Hooker Cooker (05:45)
06. Huckle Bug (04:19)
07. The Real Blues (05:05)
08. Ball Game On A Rainy Day (Vocal: Jeff Karp) (03:15) 

Discography
Two Bugs And A Roach, Arhoolie (1966)
The Genius Of Earl Hooker, Cucu (1969)
Don’t Have To Worry, Bluesway (1969)
Sweet Black Angel, One Way (1970)
Funk Last Of the Great Earl Hooker, Blues On Blues (1972)
There’s A Fungus Amung Us, Red Lightnin’ (1972)
Do You Remember The Great Earl Hooker, Bluesway (1973)
Hooker N’ Steve, Arhoolie (1975)
Leading Brand, Red Lightnin’ (1978)
Blue Guitar, P-Vine (1981)
Play Your Guitar Mr. Hooker!, Black Top Records (1985)
His First And Last Recordings, Arhoolie (1986)
Calling All Blues, Charly (1986)
Smooth Slidin, CLP (1998)
Moon Is Rising, Arhoolie (1998)
Chicago Blues Guitar Genius, P-Vine (1998)
Simply The Best: Earl Hooker Collection, MCA (1999) 


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