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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

John Lee Hooker - With John Mayall & The Groundhogs

John Lee Hooker would make several more trips to Europe throughout the 1960s. On one tour he was placed with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers as a backing band, but this did not seem to fit John's style too well. He met a guitarist named Tony McPhee, whose band The Groundhogs had been named for a Hooker composition, "Groundhog Blues". The band proved to fit well with Hooker and they worked behind him on several of his British visits. An album was also released entitled, "The Groundhogs With John Lee Hooker And John Mayall" (1972, Cleve Records).
Also released on Verve, Voque, Wand and Xtra on vinyl.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow never seen this one before !!! u sure awesome @ finding rare ones !!! thnks

Gerard Herzhaft said...

This british session has been issued several times throughout the years, most of the time under the tag "John Lee Hooker with the Groundhogs". The presence of John Mayall on tracks tracks was hidden probably for contractual reasons and the piano/organ playing of John was credited to a certain Tom Parker!

grosminet said...

This disc is available in two versions, the second was added sax