John Lee Hooker – Mint 1960 “I’m John Lee Hooker” Debut LP

A beautiful Near Mint/Near Mint 1960 pressing of John Lee Hooker’s debut album, I’m John Lee Hooker, on Vee Jay Records.  This was originally released in 1959 with a maroon label; this is a circa 1960 era pressing with the black and rainbow label (the second variation with brackets.)  An extraordinarily clean copy of Hooker’s […]

John Lee Hooker – Mint 1963 “The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker” LP

A Near Mint/Near Mint first pressing of the 1963 album The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker, on Vee Jay Records.  This has the black and rainbow brackets label, and the Chicago address album cover.  A beautiful example of  a great Hooker album.

John Lee Hooker & Big Maceo Merriweather – 1963 Fortune LP

A first pressing of the 1963 album by Big Maceo Merriweather and John Lee Hooker on Detroit’s Fortune Records.  This split LP features one side by each artist, and the copy here is in VG++/NM- to EX+ condition.  A clean copy of a scarce LP.

John Lee Hooker – Mint 1st Press “Live At Sugar Hill” 1968 LP

A near mint first pressing of John Lee Hooker’s 1968 album Live at Sugar Hill, on Galaxy Records.  The mint disc looks barely if at all played. The mint album cover is fully covered in its original shrink wrap.  By far the cleanest example we’ve ever seen of this fantastic blues classic.

John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy & Others – American Folk Blues Festival Program

A beautiful 48 page program for the 1965 American Folk Blues Festival tour of Europe and the UK, featuring John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, J.B. Lenoir, Eddie Boyd, Shakey Horton, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Big Mama Thornton, Doctor Ross, Roosevelt Sykes and others. The beautifully designed program is filled with exquisite photographs, biographies of each artist […]

John Lee Hooker – “Plays & Sings The Blues” Black Label Chess LP

A clean first pressing of “John Lee Hooker Plays and Sings The Blues” on Chess.  This first pressing, with laminated front cover and black labels, has an EX+ cover (just a bit of foxing on the back cover) and an EX/VG+(+) disc, with lots of shine.  A scarce and wonderful album from a blues giant.

GROUNDHOGS, JOHN LEE HOOKER, JO-ANN KELLY – BLUES SCENE ’69 HANDBILL

A handbill for Blues Scene ’69, an all-star Blues concert featuring The Groundhogs, John Lee Hooker, Jo-Ann Kelly, the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, and Champion Jack Dupree.  The concert, at Colston Hall, Bristol, England on February 9, 1969 was presented by promoter Harold Davidson and weekly music paper Melody Maker.  The handbill is in mint condition […]

John Lee Hooker – T-Bone Walker – Huge American Folk Blues Concert Poster

A huge subway-sized concert poster advertising the February, 1968 American Folk Blues Festival concert in Frankfurt, Germany, with an all-star bill featuring John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Big Joe Williams, Curtis Jones, Eddie Taylor and others.  The poster, with artwork by the legendary German poster artist Gunther Kieser, measures 33″ x 47″, and […]