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John Lee Hooker — Let's Make It (w/ Canned Heat)
Album: Hooker 'n Heat
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7.7

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Released: 1970
Length: 4:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Yes, the moon a-risin'
And the sun is sinkin' low
I can't find my baby
Wonder why did the woman go?
You can talk about my baby
Say a-just what you please
She's my baby
Lord and I don't care what she do
She will be my baby until her dyin' day
Yes, I love that woman
And I just can't help myself
She the only woman, people
Yes, I ever loved
Yes, Lord have mercy
Yes, she know I love her
The way she treat me
Lord have mercy, way she do
Yes, I love you, baby
Don't care what you do
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 mishajan wrote:

Canned heat , please more , thnks 




Right On!
 Giverofpain wrote:

Ahh The days when everywhere was a smoking section.




Cough cough cough, hawk hawk hawk, splat. Repeat
Canned heat , please more , thnks 
Always in the mood for JLH jamming   A solid 10.
Uh how, how, how, how...
Love those blues. "Let's Make It (with Canned Heat)" sounds like Hooker's making a musical meal over a Sterno. 

Dig in!
 NoLoTeks wrote:
I have the double vinyl, this is in it, and it's gots ta come out (again)! I saw JLH at the Grant Street Dance Hall in Lafayette Louisiana. He and his brim and his shades walked out slowly and he was introduced as boogie royalty. He sat down and commenced to burn the mutha down. Danced all night in that storied hall with a long neck in one hand and a lovely Cajun lady spinning in the other. Ah... memories of passin' a good time in my younger days.
 
One of my biggest regrets about concerts is that JLH played in Anchorage in 2000, about a year before he died and I didn't get to go to it.  I thought hard about it, but I was just out of college and getting married and had a lot going on.  We did get to see BB King in New Hampshire in 2002, and I was thankful for that opportunity.
Wow!
Let's not, John Lee .
 ecojot wrote:
amazing what you can do with 1 chord
 
But that bassline moves it all around.
amazing what you can do with 1 chord
 expatlar wrote:
Maybe you have to be in the mood for this, but I can't imagine what kind of 'music lover' would not tap a foot or do a chair dance, or shake it while washin' the dishes, to this. :-) MUSIC!
 

Yeah baby! I'm doing the dishes now and shaking it!!
 ick wrote:
Golly, I wonder what they're making?
 
Jus' never you mind!  Ain't none of your business!  ;)
I had the good luck of meeting John Lee A few times Once he walked into a bar in S.F. Where a friend was playing and he did a few tunes with my buddy I bought him a beer He was as entertaining off stage as on
 dliebe2978 wrote:

Presumably a lot of noise.
 
Amen for the NOISE!!!!  
Lyrics here are for Moon is Rising.

@BillG?
 Skydog wrote:
this was a double album
recorded live in a studio
lots and lots of good stuff on it
disc 1 was Hooker
disc  2 was Hooker backed by Canned Heat
it cooked all the way through
cool between songs comments from Hooker
and Robert "Big Bear" Hite from the booth
 
Thanks for that tidbit....it for sure sounds like a live recording....damn now I have to go 8 to 9 on this one!  Long Live RP!!
The man is a legend. 
 ick wrote:
Golly, I wonder what they're making?
 
Presumably a lot of noise.
How can there be "1" votes for this?  Must be Radiohead fans {#Roflol}
Maybe you have to be in the mood for this, but I can't imagine what kind of 'music lover' would not tap a foot or do a chair dance, or shake it while washin' the dishes, to this. :-) MUSIC!
Oh hell ya!
To me a strong 7 - Quite Likeable
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! ha I just had this on the turntable few days ago and still diggin it !
I have the double vinyl, this is in it, and it's gots ta come out (again)! I saw JLH at the Grant Street Dance Hall in Lafayette Louisiana. He and his brim and his shades walked out slowly and he was introduced as boogie royalty. He sat down and commenced to burn the mutha down. Danced all night in that storied hall with a long neck in one hand and a lovely Cajun lady spinning in the other. Ah... memories of passin' a good time in my younger days.
1971, RM Air Base Frankfurt barracks music. BLASTED this album!!!
 
haw haw haw haw!

 {#Dancingbanana_2}
Oh noooooo!!!  {#Frown}
Oh yeeeeeah!!!
Pure class, doesn't get much better


{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano} 
this was a double album
recorded live in a studio
lots and lots of good stuff on it
disc 1 was Hooker
disc  2 was Hooker backed by Canned Heat
it cooked all the way through
cool between songs comments from Hooker
and Robert "Big Bear" Hite from the booth
Now you know where Billy Gibbons got that "a-haw haw haw haw" for La Grange....pure John Lee Hooker!

{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}

 
"Baby please don't go down to New Orleans..."
Yikes! How am I supposed to work with this playing?!
 ottovonb wrote:
JLH is terrific but morning is a lousy time for back to back honky tonk - imo.

 
Global station. It's midnight somewhere when its 8 AM for you. And perfect for this.
Golly, I wonder what they're making?
Last Christmas my daughter gave me the Blu-Ray of "The Blues Brothers" movie. 'Nuf said.
 Giverofpain wrote:
Ahh The days when everywhere was a smoking section.

 
...and the days when all sections were smoking sections.
Ahh The days when everywhere was a smoking section.
have the vinyl.
This was & is what The Blues is all about. JLH was and always will be one of the seminal voices about the essentials: Whiskey & Women.
 oldfart48 wrote:
you couldn't have picked a more fitting name.......



 
Only one of the best blues guitarists of all times...Duh, must have been a Homer Simpson moment?!!...
Now that there is some good shit!

Sorry just no other way to say it. 
 idiot_wind wrote:
These guys sound like Kid Rock.  Who is this John Lee? If he was any good he be on MTV...like Kid Rock.  

 

  you couldn't have picked a more fitting name.......


 idiot_wind wrote:
These guys sound like Kid Rock.  Who is this John Lee? If he was any good he be on MTV...like Kid Rock.  

 

  That's funny!


These guys sound like Kid Rock.  Who is this John Lee? If he was any good he be on MTV...like Kid Rock.  

 
JLH is terrific but morning is a lousy time for back to back honky tonk - imo.

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...
 
Used to try to blow the walls out of the barracks with this LP. Sensational!
I am so glad to have been alive in a time-frame that encompasses such great innovators of style and groove! John Lee Hooker has influenced and inspired countless greats, and one of them, Big Head Todd, is bringing some of that back around to his homies December 15th at The Fox Theater in Boulder; can't wait!
Dang.
These blues make me want to go and stand outside in the 110F. w/ 75 degree dew point and drip sweat.
1964 at the Twisted Wheel in Manchester, England - where I finally "got"  what R&B and the Blues were all about and what and why the Brit groups of the time were worshipping ( and introducing all of us young sponges) to the fantastic music of JLH, MW, HW, BBK et al.  Thanks John - always my favourite - RIP man.
 Dave_Mack wrote:

Very cool story. My brush with JLH was in the late 80s in a bar in Palo Alto, CA where they used to have live music. I believe the band was called the King Bees, and he'd come to see them. He was just sitting in a booth with a few other folks, no fanfare.
 
My John Lee Hooker story happened years ago in Detroit.  I was sixteen years old.  I'd heard that John was playing at a very small club called the Chessmate.  I was too young to legally get in, but I begged the guy at the door.  I told him I'd walked several miles just to get to the club, which was true.  I had very little money.  He took pity on me and said I could go in for a little while but they wouldn't sell me any liquor.  That was fine with me.  I just wanted to hear and see John Lee.  

They put me in a seat away from everyone else, very close to the band.  After a short wait, the band entered, with John Lee last.  He sat down, got himself comfortable and began tuning his guitar.  He looked at me and said in that gruff voice, "How you doin' kid?".  The band then proceeded to crank out the blues.  Great evening for me.   
Two words...  Hell. Yeah!
 cc_rider wrote:
One of my friends, now deceased, was a, uh, 'medicine-man' back in the day. Once he went to a downtown hotel to make a delivery, and walked in on John Lee Hooker. In bed, with two barely-legal blondes. Mr. Hooker acted as though it was just another afternoon, which, for him, apparently it was.
 
Very cool story. My brush with JLH was in the late 80s in a bar in Palo Alto, CA where they used to have live music. I believe the band was called the King Bees, and he'd come to see them. He was just sitting in a booth with a few other folks, no fanfare.
 Dalebarely wrote:
Stop wasting my time
You know what I want
You know what I need
Or maybe you don't

Do I have to come right flat out and tell you everything?
Gimme some money, gimme some money
 
These go to 11.
 Proclivities wrote:
 

Pretty much any 16-year-old boy.

 

roger that...
 amyjpr wrote:
oh man, who has more pent up sexual energy and frustration than john lee hooker?
  

Pretty much any 16-year-old boy.

Why do you think guys learn to play the guitar?  of course to get girls.  John Lee Hooker learned this early.
amyjpr wrote:
oh man, who has more pent up sexual energy and frustration than john lee hooker?


James Brown?
 fredriley wrote:
He sure was a 'horndog', as I believe youse across the Pond say. Every other song of his seems to be about sex, suitably sanitised with slang (jellyroll, boogie, etc). Maybe all the one-night stands he got generated his "Ah woke up this morning" blues ;)
  One of my friends, now deceased, was a, uh, 'medicine-man' back in the day. Once he went to a downtown hotel to make a delivery, and walked in on John Lee Hooker. In bed, with two barely-legal blondes. Mr. Hooker acted as though it was just another afternoon, which, for him, apparently it was.


 amyjpr wrote:
oh man, who has more pent up sexual energy and frustration than john lee hooker?
 
He sure was a 'horndog', as I believe youse across the Pond say. Every other song of his seems to be about sex, suitably sanitised with slang (jellyroll, boogie, etc). Maybe all the one-night stands he got generated his "Ah woke up this morning" blues ;)

This'll get your toes hoppin on a Monday morning

I want this album!
 
 sirdroseph wrote:
Thats Mr. Hooker to you!{#Notworthy}
 
{#Devil_pimp} mmm hhhmmmmm
Let's make this song! Nice blues for Monday mornin'...{#Motor} {#Fire} {#Cowboy}
 That_SOB wrote:

 Saw the Heat several times in the 60's .... don't remember a damn thing... not sure anybody in attendance does..
 
Going Up Country and "On The Road Again" biggest hits... But then I was out of the country during those days...

YAWN.

 Saw the Heat several times in the 60's .... don't remember a damn thing... not sure anybody in attendance does..
 helgigermany wrote:
I rated this a 3 but its a 4! Not bad, but i am tired of hearing J.L. Hooker!
 
I can read the words that you are typing, but I have no idea what they mean. There is no such thing as "tired of hearing J.L. Hooker"!
BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM!

I rated this a 3 but its a 4! Not bad, but i am tired of hearing J.L. Hooker!
 Gatlinburger wrote:
Silly me, I thought it was BB King for a minute there.. Had to come check.  My bad, but then again, being mistaken for BB King is not a bad thing!  {#Dancingbanana}
 
Silly me, too!

 amyjpr wrote:
oh man, who has more pent up sexual energy and frustration than john lee hooker?
 
hey, he had a "glandular disorder" {#Roflol}

https://www.dolphinrocks.com/bellestarr/bellestarrstory.htm  (search for his name, ~3/4 of the way down).

Rather hear Eric Burdon & the Animals version of "Boom Boom Boom Boom" over this! {#Puke}
Silly me, I thought it was BB King for a minute there.. Had to come check.  My bad, but then again, being mistaken for BB King is not a bad thing!  {#Dancingbanana}
The real original source of Funk -
'nuff said!  {#Cool}

{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}
It seems he finds her rather attractive.
 amyjpr wrote:
oh man, who has more pent up sexual energy and frustration than john lee hooker?
 
You are joking!? Who said that?  Oh, i see, Bonnie R. or so. But , ....I can only laugh about those words.
{#Lol}

 jagdriver wrote:

Wasn't it, "the sexiest man I have ever met," or some such?

  She said his "confidence made him sexy"..."he was the most confident man I've ever met".


oh man, who has more pent up sexual energy and frustration than john lee hooker?
Thats Mr. Hooker to you!{#Notworthy}
Stop wasting my time
You know what I want
You know what I need
Or maybe you don't

Do I have to come right flat out and tell you everything?
Gimme some money, gimme some money
 boober wrote:
Bonnie Raitt said John Lee Hooker was" the most confident man I had ever met".
 
Wasn't it, "the sexiest man I have ever met," or some such?

Sick...just sick.  JLH + Canned Heat = Nirvana.
NFW!
{#Motor} {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananasplit} {#Motor}

BOW FOR HOOKER!
Bonnie Raitt said John Lee Hooker was" the most confident man I had ever met".
A 10 from go to whoa............
i love john lee hooker's music

sdn wrote:
How can John Lee Hooker sound so incredibly awesome when basically all his songs are the same thing? It's a mystery... but this is a great song.
Don't think you've heard too much of his stuff then, dig deep and discover the talent and range of his music


Boogie chil'n.
How can John Lee Hooker sound so incredibly awesome when basically all his songs are the same thing? It's a mystery... but this is a great song.
Two Wonderful Blues artists.... a slice of Heaven... :motor:
Now we are a talking - how how how how...
:dancingbanana_2:
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Yes! :clap: