Earl Hooker

Blues Guitar: The Chief and Age Sessions 1959-1963

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Widespread respect for Earl Hooker, one of the unsung giants of the blues, is long overdue, and his rather limited available discography belies a great original talent. P-Vine Japan has attempted to put this right with Blues Guitar: The Chief and Age Sessions 1959-1963, an intelligent and authoritative collection of Hooker's early-'60s heyday, containing instrumental classics such as "Blue Guitar" and "Blues in D Natural." Both sound quality and packaging supersede all previous reissues of this work and, as such, this release becomes perhaps the cornerstone of any Earl Hooker collection.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:39
2 2:49
3 2:35
4 2:33
5
feat: Junior Wells
2:34
6 2:15
7
feat: Junior Wells
2:32
8 2:18
9 2:08
10 2:09
11 2:23
12 2:38
13 2:00
14 2:42
15 2:13
16
feat: Reggie Boyd
2:29
17 2:45
18 1:43
19 2:32
20 2:15
21 2:04
22 2:19
23 2:00
24 2:52
25 2:49
26 2:36
27 3:07
28 2:48
29 2:27
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