JOHN LEE HOOKER AND THE COAST TO COAST BLUES BAND ANNOUNCE 2LP
AND DIGITAL SET LIVE AT MONTREUX 1983 & 1990 TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 6
AVAILABLE ON 2LP 180GM VINYL, DIGITAL VIDEO & DIGITAL AUDIO
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Universal Music Canada
The John Lee Hooker Estate and Eagle Rock Entertainment will release John Lee Hooker Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990 as a 2-LP set, digital video & digital audio.
Four-time Grammy® Award winner and Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, John Lee Hooker will forever be hailed as a legend of the blues genre. His storied career continues its impact on modern music even today – with fans spanning generations and transcending borders. Hooker was responsible for moulding the blues into a sound that was entirely his own, dispensing with 12-bar blues in favour of an intensely deep, funky groove. “John Lee Hooker sent a unique strand of DNA coursing through the gene pool of countless rockers and blues artists … both his guitar playing and, his vocals, in their chanting cadence, could reach the transcendence of devotional singing” – The Guardian.
Located in Switzerland, the Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the world's biggest and longest-running jazz festivals. Live at Montreux witnesses John Lee Hooker delivers two blistering performances filmed at the festival in 1983 and 1990. He was joined by The Coast to Coast Blues Band, covering an impressive set of hits from across his storied career including "Boom “Crawlin’ King Snake" and his very first single "Boogie Chillen’’ - the latter expanded to an epic 13-person jam on the 1983 set, featuring guitarist Luther Allison, harmonica legend Sugar Blue, and a horn section. For his triumphant return to Montreux in 1990, Hooker added an additional guitar and sax to the line-up, as well as female vocalist Vala :. “The Hook” infuses his set with songs from his 1989 Grammy® winning album, The Healer, including the hypnotic title track.
John Lee Hooker’s first single, "Boogie Chillen" rose to #1 on the R&B chart in 1949, selling over a million copies. Hooker was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. In 2008, “Boogie Chillen'’ was added to the National Recording Registry by the Library Of Congress as a song that is "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform(s) or reflect(s) life in the United States." ‘Boogie Chillen’’ and ‘Boom Boom’ were both inducted into the Grammy® Hall Of Fame and both songs are also included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of The 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.
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John Lee Hooker Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990 Tracklist:
LP1 - Live At Montreux 1983
LP2 - Live at Montreux 1990
Source Universal Music Canada
October 2, 2020 10:46am ET by Pressparty