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- BLUES CHARACTERS, a prestigious new 30-volume collection, invites the listener to discover the work of the great men and women who made blues history; the pioneers of one of the greatest musical adventures of the twentieth century. Released as an 3-panel Digipack, each volume of the collection includes 2 CDs (nearly 2 1/2 hours of listening) and is accompanied by a 36-page booklet containing biographies and notes in French and English, with original photos and illustrations. Blues Characters will make a truly wonderful addition to any blues collection. The first 10 volumes of this authoritative collection are presented here, with 20 further volumes to follow in 2016.
John Lee Hooker’s brand of blues stands out from all others. As soon as his first note strikes up, always borderline saturated, as soon as his gravelly, unrelenting voice rings out, as soon as he sets in motion his nagging and obsessively repetitive rhythm, even the most ill-informed listener knows what to expect. There is no other bluesman so immediately identifiable. Hooker’s blues seems to have sprung from nowhere. It is impossible to pinpoint its inspiration, its origin, or to tie its uniqueness to any existing style, trend, region or time period.
- JOHN LEE HOOKER
- 2 CD - 2h 32mn 2s
release date. 2015-10-30