Little Background Info.
Lee Hooker's CD entitled Boom Boom is without
a doubt one of the best blues CD's I have ever heard.
It was released under Pointblank/Virgin records in 1992.
The total album duration is about 41 minutes and 57
seconds. It has great contributors on it like Albert
Collins, Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmie Vaughn, John Hammond,
Mitch Woods, and Robert Cray. This album was also a
Grammy Award Nominee.
I first heard this CD in my car. I bought the CD on
a spur of the moment thing thinking any John Lee Hooker
CD would be good. Once those throaty roars of the first
track, Boom Boom, hit my ears I instantly started tapping
my feet. Pretty soon I was driving along listening to
one of the hottest tracks ever created. Now when I say
hot track I mean hot track. I'm talking a track so hot
I had to take my shirt off lest it burst into flames.
If you're are even remotely afraid of buying this CD
just listen to the first track on it and you will be
forking over your dough and grabbing a fire extinguisher
to put out the flames erupting from your speakers.
Track 7 is
called Hittin' the Bottle Again. This
track is nearly a folksong but will still appease the
masses when Hooker plays solo with a National Steel
Guitar! This is a great track to listen to while sipping
a few beers with a couple of buddies. I recommend this
track be listened by anyone because it quickly grows
on you. Simply amazing!
Track 9 on the album
is Thought I Heard, and is another favorite of
mine. The harp on this track makes the song into something
golden. Although the harmonica on this song doesn't
compare to that of Little Walter(who can?), it does
really add to Hooker's vocal and guitar skills.
The Other Tracks
I'm Bad Like Jesse James: Good track that gets
you to snap your fingers.
Track 3: Same
Old Blues Again: Some pretty mean guitar is layed
out on this
Track 4: Sugar
Mama: This song is a classic.
Track 5: Trick
Bag (Shoppin' For My Tombstone): Some of my favorite
lyrics in a
Track 6: Boogie
At Russian Hill: The organ playing by Deacon Jones
Track 8: Bottle
Up And Go: I love a little bit of harp in anything.
Track 10: I Ain't
Gonna Suffer No More: The big finale
Check it Out
love this album. Go out and pick it up. While
you're picking this album up, go out and get
any other John Lee Hooker CD you find because
you're in good hands with John Lee Hooker music.