Earl Hooker Vinyl Records Lps For Sale

Check out these new and used Earl Hooker vinyl records LPs for sale. Earl Hooker was born in the Mississippi Delta in 1929, but was quickly relocated to Chicago and grew up in that area. Hooker is widely considered the greatest Chicago slide guitarist during the 50s and 60s. As a child, he was influenced by another outstanding slide guitarist, Robert Nighthawk. Earl ended up finding his way back to the Mississippi Delta as a young teenager, and ended up playing with Ike Turner and Sonny Boy Williamson. Hooker recorded his first vinyl records in 1952 with King Records and Sun Records. If his vocal ability and matched his masterful guitar playing, he would certainly be more well known today, but as it stands, Hooker is known within blues music historians as one of the most creative and talented slide guitarists of all time. one of his notable collaborations was working with Muddy Waters on his vinyl recording You Shook Me for Chess Records. Hooker’s popularity shot up beyond Chicago into the mainstream in the 1960s when he cut some record LPs for Arhoolie and Blue Thumb. Unfortunately, Tuberculosis brought his life to an early end at age 41 in 1970. We recommend starting your Earl Hooker vinyl collection with the excellent 2 Bugs & a Roach and Don’t Have to Worry. Our inventory is constantly changing, so check back often, or browse our list of vinyl from blues musicians.

Earl Hooker Lp Vinyl Arhoolie Records