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Personnel: John Lee Hooker (vocals, guitar); Mike Osborn, Bruce Kaphan, Jamie Bowers (guitar); Ian Berry (horns); John Sanders (piano); Deacon Jones (organ); Robbie King (keyboards); Larry Hamilton, Jim Guyett (bass); Tim Richards, Bowen Brown (drums); Alison Hogan (background vocals).

Recorded at Blue Wave Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia and Dragon Studio, Redwood City, California.

Hooker was already being hailed as a living legend in the '60s, but by the time of this 1986 release he was a larger-than-life figure, his iconic stature unquestioned. From his earliest collaborations with Canned Heat and on through the '70s and '80s, the rock world never got tired of trying to endear Hooker to a crossover audience. JEALOUS is an attempt to adapt Hooker's lonesome blues to full-band arrangements.

Unlike his band recordings of the '50s, though, there's a decided rock edge to his accompaniment here, providing a sharp contrast to the down-home, earthy sound of Hooker's voice and guitar. Organ, electric guitar, and a forceful rhythm section baked in reverb back Hooker on JEALOUS. Instead of overpowering Hooker, though, these new arrangements place the bluesman on a sonic pedestal, from which he sounds like the voice of God dispensing wisdom through the blues.

Track Listing:

1. Jealous
2. Ninety Days
3. Early One Morning
4. When My First Wife Left Me
5. Boogie Woman
6. Well Well
7. I Didn't Know
8. We'll Meet Again
9. Worried Lifes Blues
10. Ninety Days (Reprise)
11. Bonus Track: Lonely Man
12. Bonus Track: Decoration Day

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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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