3/29/15

John Lee Hooker - Live at Casino de Montreux (1983)

Re-up of this late career concert of JLH. Catch it here.

You can find this recording of the great John Lee playing 30 years ago at the Casino de Montreux under various cover sleeves (I added mine to this collection, but included all the other ones in the file) and on several other blogs but I decided to post it on this blog cos' it was my sonor companion during my recent Xmas running sessions (I try to maintain my fitness level and to delay the unavoidable damage of time, a hopeless project but it makes me some good on a strictly mental plan so I go on) and I felt the need that this LP featured on Forgotten Songs. I thought that this set was routine as ever but it's not the case and listening to it with all the attention you can develop when music is your only encouraging friend, I found that JLH was much more concerned than in must of the recordings done during this timespan. In particular the last songs of the show are quite something (listen to Boogie Chillen below) and excitation is back again with a fantastic supporting band (with Willie Dixon on bass, Luther Allison and John Hammond on guitar, Sugar Blue on drums and Melvin Jones on keyboards, what can you expect less than exciting boogie). I'll post a little bit more often in the next weeks, having some new material (John Cale, Groundhogs and more JLH) to post. Have the best 2014 year you can dream of.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haven`t seen this before, especially being a big John Hammond. What a band, couldn`t get any better - many thanks for sharing

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