60th Anniversary Reissue of John Lee Hooker’s 1959 Riverside Records Debut

Craft Recordings are to reissue (on vinyl) John Lee Hooker’s 1959 debut album ‘The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker’ for Riverside Records with all-analog mastering from the original stereo tapes will be available August 2nd on 180-gram vinyl.

The album was cut with Hooker unaccompanied and playing acoustic instead of his usual amplified guitar, He recorded a wonderfully varied set of Delta blues, boogies, one field holler, and even a bit of hokum. Due out August 2nd, ‘The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker’ was cut from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.

Pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a tip-on jacket, these recordings are stripped down so the listener can hear the details and nuances from the original recording.

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