John Lee Hooker


Chronological CD Discography

 

 

Date Title Summary
1960 House of the Blues Chess recordings from 1951-1952 (mainly solo)
1960 That's My Story (Sings The Blues) Riverside album with 1960 recordings (most with bass and drums)
1961 John Lee Hooker Plays and Sings The Blues Chess recordings from 1950-1952 (solo)
1962 Live at Sugar Hill Galaxy album (a.k.a. Boogie Chillun on Fantasy), with live 1962 recordings (solo)
1964 Burning Hell Riverside album with 1959 recordings (solo)
196? ...and Seven Nights Verve Folkways album with 1964/5 recordings (featuring The Groundhogs)
1966 It Serve You Right to Suffer Impulse album with 1965 recordings (with band)
1966 The Real Folk Blues Chess album with 1966 recordings (with band)
1967 Live at the Cafe au Go-Go Bluesway album with 1966 live recordings (with Muddy Waters' band)
1967 Urban Blues Bluesway album with 1967 recordings (with band)
1969 Simply The Truth Bluesway album with 1968 recordings (with band)
1969 That's Where It's At! Stax album with 1961 recordings (with bass and second guitar)
1970 If You Miss 'Im...I Got 'Im Bluesway album with 1969 recordings (with band including Earl Hooker)
1971 Hooker 'n' Heat Liberty double album with 1970 recordings (some solo, some w. harmonica, some w. band)
1971 Endless Boogie ABC double album with 1970 recordings (with band)
1971 Coast to Coast Blues Band United Artists album (a.k.a. Anywhere - Anytime - Anyplace) with 1948-1951 recordings (mainly solo)
1972 Never Get Out of These Blues Alive ABC album with 1971 recordings (with band)
1972 Live at Soledad Prison
See entry for Live at the Cafe au Go-Go
ABC album with 1972 live recordings (with band)
1972 Don't Turn Me from Your Door Atlantic album (a.k.a. Detroit Special) with 1953 and 1961 recordings (mainly solo, some bass)
1974 Free Beer and Chicken ABC album with recordings 1971-74 (with band, plus some brass overdubs)
1976 Alone Tomato album with 1976 live recordings (solo)
1977 The Cream Tomato album with 1977 live recordings (with band)
1992 Graveyard Blues Specialty recordings from 1948-1950 (mainly solo, some harmonica)
1992 The Vee Jay Years, 1955-1964 Charly 6CD box with 1955-1964 recordings (with band and solo)
1993 Everybody's Blues Specialty recordings from 1950-1954 (several solo tracks, some with drums, piano, sax)
1993 The Legendary Modern Recordings Modern recordings from 1948-1953 (mainly solo)
19?? Blues for Big Town Chess recordings from 1950-1953/4 (mainly solo, a couple with band)
1995 Alternative Boogie 3CD set of (primarily) 1948-1952 recordings (mainly solo)
2000 Boogie Chillen Early recordings, including 'undubbed' King sides for first time (mainly solo, a couple with harp)


JOHN LEE HOOKER - The World's Greatest Blues Singer - with Session Discography


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Note: This is not a 'complete' discography, but an 'in-progress' one.  Perhaps it therefore isn't strictly a 'discography', but armed with this knowledge, I hope we can learn to live together.  In general, I am adding entries to the tune of one or more per week, so my estimate is that it should be 'complete' by the turn of the millenium (i.e. the one after the next one - there are a lot of Hooker CD's out there!).  I feel that the information that's there already is quite useful in its own right - it's certainly been useful to me!