This collection centers on the prolific John Lee Hooker's recordings for Vee Jay Records, and is actually a stand-alone version of the ninth disc from Portrait, Past Perfect's massive ten-disc box set retrospective of his career. Some of this material is as smooth as Hooker ever got (relatively speaking, of course). Check out "Onions" here to get a glimpse of what Hooker might have sounded like in a parallel universe backed up by Booker T. & the MG's and the Memphis Horns.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett