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John Lee Hooker — This Is Hip
Album: The Best Of Friends
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Released: 1998
Length: 3:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
This is hip pretty baby
This is hip pretty baby
This is hip pretty baby
I messed around and fell in love

You know you called me up on your telephone
You want me to take you for a ride
This is hip pretty baby
This is hip pretty baby
This is hip pretty baby
I messed around and fell in love

Will you come to my house and you dance with me
You hold me tight and you kiss me too
This is hip pretty baby
This is hip pretty baby
This is hip pretty baby
You gonna kiss me baby
I messed around and fell in love, ooh yeah

When you call me up, you talk a long time
You talk to me over your telephone
You tellin' me, your comin' round over baby
This is hip pretty baby
This is hip pretty baby
This is hip pretty baby
I messed around and fell in love

When you blasting me, you rock me too
You rock my soul and set on fire
This is hip pretty baby
This is hip pretty baby
This is hip pretty baby
I messed around and fell in love

You been a rockin' good way
You been a rockin' good way
You been a rockin' good way
I messed around and fell in love
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Compilation 1998.  Originally released 1980. 
80 some years old and still could sell being a player.  Damn. 
Wanna know what's hip?  Listen up!
"I messed around and fell in love."
Say no more.
Well, it's OK, but it's not a patch on Shakey & Bonnie.



(Fetches coat, hides behind sofa in Estonian embassy while awaiting facial reconstruction and new identity.)




Born: August 22, 1917, Tutwiler, MS
Thank you, John Lee.
 primm wrote:
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! reminds me a lot of schiegal schwall band or vice versa take your pik
 
Uh, yeah.  Obvious to everyone I'm sure.
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! reminds me a lot of schiegal schwall band or vice versa take your pik
Next time you play this one, Bill, follow it up with "Rapper's Delight" ("I hip hop, I hip hip hop it....") or something by The Tragically Hip.  It's only logical.
That pause ... between hip and pretty baby ... hits me like a ton of bricks.
{#Bananajam}John Le Maitre
Ticks all the boxes for me.
 felix_the_man wrote:
Whatever dude. I go back to my previous premise. That is, what makes you so special? Just because someone offers an opinion that you do not like, you feel that you can call them an idiot? It would appear that the place where you inhabit is very, very small.

 

Well, here we are 9 years later and I have to say I totally agree with you now.  I apologize for calling you an idiot.


Soon as I heard that slide I recognized it.  Looked it up , sho nuff, Cooder.

TRUE STORY

Sue B


 arserocket wrote:
makes me want to swing my varken's vlees

 
Spek is my favourite but it does not seem to be hip pretty baby.
Wow, what a great blues morning (CET) we are having today!! Thanks RP, makes me move while at work after the X-mas interval ...{#Bananajam}
makes me want to swing my varken's vlees
This is hip
{#Bananapiano}  It's a big F A T 9 for me
This is sooooooo cool ..
Everyone loves a Hooker don't they?  
..now this how it oughta be on a friday night {#Cowboy}

marvelous...
 
Gooood.. :)
I guess "Hippy hippy shake" will not be next?!{#Nyah}
 Johray63 wrote:
I guess you got to feel seemingly simple music like the Blues and maybe know some of its history, to appreciate it.

Like in all genres there's indeed a lot of generic blues, but John Lee Hooker could move me, with just a few words and one chord, in a song that seemed endlessly. On the Waterfront, for instance.

This band is sublime in its musicality and subtlety. No drummer like Jim Keltner, to mention just one of them. An album with him on it, is always worthwhile.
 
Well said!
Alright some Hip without the Hop.
I guess you got to feel seemingly simple music like the Blues and maybe know some of its history, to appreciate it.

Like in all genres there's indeed a lot of generic blues, but John Lee Hooker could move me, with just a few words and one chord, in a song that seemed endlessly. On the Waterfront, for instance.

This band is sublime in its musicality and subtlety. No drummer like Jim Keltner, to mention just one of them. An album with him on it, is always worthwhile.


Yes, yes. It´s hip.
Yes, I'm feelin it.....

{#Bounce}
LOL playing Rilky Lea Johhhzz and then Joh' Le' Hoooughka  -  Welcome to the Blues School of Enunciation!
Ain't no one better, when it comes to gut bucket blues. Saw him twice. I do wish RP would dip into the early catalog of the 40's and 50's when he did this stuff originally.
This helps wake me up this morning! 

{#Dancingbanana_2}
 flatpicker wrote:
sooooooooooo  good!
 
Oh Yeah!

JLH people!! another class ... another level ... something else ... wow!{#Notworthy}
sooooooooooo  good!


This is a great CD with some wonderful guests : Clapton, Cooder, Raitt, Los Lobos and some guy named Jagger.  {#Lol}



Hooker <> Grinch: Separated at birth.
Hey, this guy is pretty good...
It's good to see the children (previous posts) have stopped bickering and calling each other idiots and we're gettin' down to commenting  on the music!
John Lee is a god.........and he rocked the fricken house. There was a comment about this sounding like a bad blues band with a common blues riff. That's OK, wish I could sound this bad with that much soul pouring out my voice........nuff said.
Ironically, shortly after this album was released, John lee fell and broke his....HIP!!!
Hannio wrote:
Another idiot.
Whatever dude. I go back to my previous premise. That is, what makes you so special? Just because someone offers an opinion that you do not like, you feel that you can call them an idiot? It would appear that the place where you inhabit is very, very small.
felix_the_man wrote:
what makes you so special? just because someone offers an opinion you do not like, that makes them an idiot? I too, find the blues to be boring. Nothing new here, nothing innovative, nothing exciting from a musical perspective. Blues music is basically a generic auditory sensation. You can like it if you want to and I won't call you an idiot, at least not for that......
Another idiot.
I love BoDeans singing backup vocals.
kenjismokum wrote:
Wow you're an idiot.... :yell:
what makes you so special? just because someone offers an opinion you do not like, that makes them an idiot? I too, find the blues to be boring. Nothing new here, nothing innovative, nothing exciting from a musical perspective, "the blues" is basically a generic auditory sensation. You can like it if you you want to and I won't call you an idiot, at least not for that......
maxmox wrote:
Time for your hip replacement.
:clap: :lol:
Ooohhhh, Bill...I love how ya sweet talk me, Daddio! :bounce:
virtualsquid wrote:
This is just some guy mumbling over a generic, bland, overplayed blues riff. Every bad local blues band sounds exactly like this. What's the point?
Wow you're an idiot.... :yell:
physicsgenius wrote:
*yawn* No, it isn't.
Time for your hip replacement.
pannaramma wrote:
I'm lookin..... great description of the mood.
The rains just stopped, the mist is rising off the blacktop but the heat inside is unbearable. Kicking back the beer is feeling fine, kicking back the seat even finer. The sparkle of the stars are reflecting in the eyes that are looking back at me or could it be they're looking through me - no matter -- the time is right to abandon all good sense in hopes of finding meaning... on a night like this, eternity lasts until daylight. Nighty nighty... :devil_pimp:
SpamNRice wrote:
Big slow movin caddy cruisin the humid Mississippi night with a six pack of cold Dixie and the top is down... Slow-struttin lady on this balmy night giving me a sideways glance -- she doesn't want to look, but she also needs to know that I'm lookin... later ya'll :cowboy:
I'm lookin..... great description of the mood.
Big slow movin caddy cruisin the humid Mississippi night with a six pack of cold Dixie and the top is down... Slow-struttin lady on this balmy night giving me a sideways glance -- she doesn't want to look, but she also needs to know that I'm lookin... later ya'll :cowboy:
This is GOLD
catmaven wrote:
Your subjective experience is totally justified. Those who like classical music might not succeed in getting those who like this to like classical. I don't think, though, that this is pure blues, or I would like it more than I do. What genres are also represented in this song?
I love this *and* classical music (specifically, medieval music) and countless other genres. They are very far from being mutually exclusive.
*yawn* No, it isn't.
shake it baby...definite style all his own...what a blues voice :jump:
Hey Catmaven... I agree with your comment below, but, what is 'pure blues' ? It either is or it isn't the blues. What is pure classical, for example, or pure folk, or ... :think:
Yes, this is Hip!
Had the honor of seeing this legendary performer shortly before he died. Words can not express what a wonderful experience it was!
netdiver wrote:
This is crap
Your subjective experience is totally justified. Those who like classical music might not succeed in getting those who like this to like classical. I don't think, though, that this is pure blues, or I would like it more than I do. What genres are also represented in this song?
listen! .... class ....
May I add my amens and hosannas to the growing angelic chorus endorsing the absolute necessity of RP playing more, and more, John Lee Hooker. Listen: the man does not need our props, not anymore. Not even while he was alive did he need our props. Radio Paradise itself is a very small thing next to this man's achievements. He knew what he was about, and fans of great American music (and not just the blues) knew it as well. So--there is, indeed, an absolute standard, and here it is.
John Lee is the man!
Cachatons wrote:
Amen Maryte
Amen Cachatons
maryte wrote:
Nah, anime is crap - this is smooth, sticky, sweet rockin' blues - JLH is a national treasure (RIP)...
Amen Maryte
netdiver wrote:
This is crap
Nah, anime is crap - this is smooth, sticky, sweet rockin' blues - JLH is a national treasure (RIP)...
Did I hear a bit of "Rocking Good Way" Bonnie Tyler at the back end of that - I have no idea who plagiarised who - actually I care not as both induce coma.
This is crap
Just shaken' my tailfeathers :nyah: LOVE MR. HOOKER
The HOOK! I started off with an eight and upgraded to a (rare) 10!! Ry Cooder on slide, Keltner on drums -- I think I died and went to heaven. Listen to that voice..
".....BONNIERAITT!"
Ooooh, this IS hip!
I like it like that! (Boom, boom, boom, boom).
There was nothing quite like seeing John Lee Hooker, in his later years, being helped onstage, into a chair, and then watching him wail the blues.
:drummer::guitarist::bounce: This is! Awesome boppy groove...
A killer John Lee song listeners would just dig the most, baby! I'm Bad, Like Jesse James. Off his Rhino Greatest hits CD. Try it, you'll like it. Thanks.
Oh yeah!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Hippist of HIP! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
call me up on your telephone, baby! :bounce:
This is pretty damn hip. :cool:
Good show ole chap! Keep it eclectic!
It doesn't get any better. :bounce:
This is (SHAKE Your) Hip! :bounce: Hail, Hail John Lee. :cool:
Originally Posted by Shimmer: Why should you have to do "homework" in order to enjoy (or criticize) music? Rock and blues are all about showing that the emperor has no clothes. Let the music stand or fall on its own.
You can certainly enjoy music on it's own merit, but when you feel the need to comment you really should know what you're talking about. The Hook was the living source and perhaps too potent for some who need their music watered down by generations of imitators. Long Live John Lee Hooker :notworthy:
Originally Posted by virtualsquid: This is just some guy mumbling over a generic, bland, overplayed blues riff. Every bad local blues band sounds exactly like this. What's the point?
I wish "bad local blues bands" could sound like this; --d
Originally Posted by Shimmer: Why should you have to do "homework" in order to enjoy (or criticize) music? Rock and blues are all about showing that the emperor has no clothes. Let the music stand or fall on its own.
Because it does matter if you were the first person to do it and then generations of people decided they liked it enough to imitate it.
This is, indeed, hip. :clap:
Come on man. Before you start commenting on music, do a little homework.
Why should you have to do "homework" in order to enjoy (or criticize) music? Rock and blues are all about showing that the emperor has no clothes. Let the music stand or fall on its own.
John Lee Rules! :notworthy:
None better - one of the greats, never to be forgotten :notworthy:
Hooker is a national treasure
Originally Posted by speed42: Uh, every blues band sounds like this because this is the way blues began in rural Mississippi. This "some guy mumbling" is John Lee F---ing Hooker. Yeah, just some guy who started the blues, which started rock and roll, etc.etc. Without John Lee Hooker, you ain't got nuthin. Come on man. Before you start commenting on music, do a little homework.
right on, imagine sitting in a bar where the color of your skin did matter while you slammed down shot after shot of cheap whiskey just to face the night. Those were the places rock and roll were born and that was where John Lee Hooker made his very few dollars.
dot likes muddy with johnny winters. but this is kick dot.
Originally Posted by virtualsquid: This is just some guy mumbling over a generic, bland, overplayed blues riff. Every bad local blues band sounds exactly like this. What's the point?
Uh, every blues band sounds like this because this is the way blues began in rural Mississippi. This "some guy mumbling" is John Lee F---ing Hooker. Yeah, just some guy who started the blues, which started rock and roll, etc.etc. Without John Lee Hooker, you ain't got nuthin. Come on man. Before you start commenting on music, do a little homework.
This is just some guy mumbling over a generic, bland, overplayed blues riff. Every bad local blues band sounds exactly like this. What\'s the point?
Any time you want to play more John Lee, go right on ahead :) If you want more uploaded, let me know, and I\'ll dump what I can; --d
Cool! John Lee Hooker was the coolest man on the planet. Ever!
Ry Cooder, the fabulous singers who once joined his band, Jim Keltner on drums, Nick Lowe on bass and.....Johnnie Johnson on piano. That alone is enough to be called a dreamband, but above that they accompany one of the absolute masters of The Blues, the late, great John Lee Hooker. Yes, that's hip! Man, imagine what it would've been like if this band had performed live.
John Lee and the others of his time tell it all!! You can play some more Bill, I know how old you are :eek: :D
Love this music. No radio stations play the Blues anymore. What a shame, since this is where all rock comes from.