Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|John Lee Hooker - Live in Montreal |
Montreal Jazz Festival
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The world's greatest blues singer, John Lee Hooker reached legendary status with his deep, weathered voice and distinctive chugging rhythms. His influence spread to an entire generation of blues-tinged rockers, including T... more »
A Mixed Bag of Boogie
Steven Hildebrand | SW Suburban Chicago, IL (USA) | 12/21/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The makers of this DVD tried their dangdest to make this DVD seem more than what it actually is...the case lists 13 tracks with 59 minutes running time, but the first & last tracks are the opening/ending titles & credits, and the 2nd & 3rd tracks are the generic backup band working up some instrumental jams, waiting for John Lee to join them. This leaves *nine* actual tracks with JLH. Hmmmm... Of those nine tracks, we get some mostly uninspired performances by John Lee Hooker, and he doesn't really hit passing-gear until the tail-end of this short gig. Despite the aforementioned caveats, the confirmed JLH fan *might* want to add this less-than-stellar performance to their collection, just because it's John Lee Hooker. Others will definitely want to pass on this disk. I give this DVD two stars, just because it's John Lee Hooker, the Sho' Nuff Boogieman, and the living embodiment of Coolness."
S. Curnow | Central, NJ | 10/15/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"a decent concert, although rather short. I did however enjoy the instrumentals by the backing band. A very talented group of musicians. I could have gotten into this more if it were longer, like stated in a past review a lot of it was just opening and closing titles and then a couple instrumentals by the backing band before JLH comes on stage. If you're looking for classic vintage JLH check out the Rare Performances: 1960-1984 DVD."