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John Lee Hooker - No Friend Around FLAC album

Performer: John Lee Hooker
Genre: Blues
Title: No Friend Around
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Style: Chicago Blues
Label: Charly Records
Catalog Number: CR 30170
FLAC version ZIP size: 2191 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1403 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1861 mb
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Votes: 588


1Helpless Blues
2Stomp Boogie
3No Friend Around
4Wandering Blues
5Landing Blues
6Morning Blues
7Rollin' Blues
8My Baby's Got Somethin'
9Black Man Blues
10Do The Boogie
11Goin' Mad Blues
12Low Down Midnite Boogie
13House Rent Boogie
14Decoration Day Blues


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
LP 2804John Lee Hooker No Friend Around ‎(LP, Album, Bla)Advent LP 2804UK1969
RLCD 0093John Lee Hooker No Friend Around ‎(CD, Comp, RE)Red Lightnin'RLCD 0093UK1992
CR 30170John Lee Hooker No Friend Around ‎(LP, Comp, Mono, RE)Charly RecordsCR 30170UK1979
MAC CD 189John Lee Hooker Wandering Blues ‎(CD, Comp, RE)Castle CommunicationsMAC CD 189UK1994
SJP009John Lee Hooker Helpless Blues ‎(CD, Comp, RE)Tring International PLCSJP009UK1994


  • ArtworkStarshine Graphics
  • Compiled ByRed Lightnin'
  • DrumsCurtis Foster (tracks: B7)
  • Liner NotesMartin Hawkins
  • Mastered ByRed Lightnin'
  • PianoJames Watkins (tracks: B7)
  • Vocals, GuitarJohn Lee Hooker
  • Written-ByHooker (tracks: A1 to B5), Williamson (tracks: B6, B7)


This release includes several of the many recordings made in Detroit between 1948 and 1951 by Hooker under pseudonyms.

Recordings made in Detroit:
A1, A2 December 1948 as Texas Slim (King Records);
A3, A4 December 1948 as Delta John (Regent);
B1, B4 December 1948 as Birmingham Sam (Savoy);
A5, B7 in 1949 as The Boogie Man (Acorn);
A6, A7 in 1950 (Modern Records);
B2, B3 in 1950 as Johnny Williams (Staff Records);
B5, B6 in 1950 (Sensation Records).


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