John Lee Hooker: I Feel Good 12"

Jewel Records

$12.00

I FEEL GOOD brings together Hooker studio sessions that feature a crack backing band, with Lowell Fulson on lead guitar. With an emphasis on the man's famous boogie woogie rhythms (as evidenced by the title track and "Roll and Tumble"), Hooker pushes through these nine cuts with a dark intensity--his guitar sending out raw, pulsing patterns, his understated vocal delivery sounding tortured and careless at once. In tracks like "Looking Back Over My Day" and "Come On Baby," Hooker downshifts to smoky slow-tempos, a mode equally perfect for his expressive, down-and-dirty guitar/vocal talents. His rapport with the band is particularly noteworthy, as the musicians seem to read the pacing of Hooker's songs and playing with ease. I FEEL GOOD is vintage Hooker, and an excellent example of what the legendary bluesman can do with a full band.
Tags: blues reissues