- This album chronicles John Lee Hooker's work from his first
record, the 1948 smash hit "Boogie Chillin", up to nearly
40 years later.
- This album ends with Hooker's 1987 collaboration with
Roy Rogers, the classic "Terraplane Blues" accompanied by
Roger's masterful slide guitar.
- Many of the tunes on this album demonstrate Hooker's "hypnotic
one-chord drone blues" sound, as writer Robert Palmer
- Hooker's minimalist guitar techniques have influenced
three generations of musicians, from the Rolling Stones
to ZZ Top, Van Morrison, and George Thorogood.
- Hooker's style is easy to recognize: usually one chord with a
pulsing rhythmic groove chugging along, random vocal phrasing,
and open-tuned guitar with a choppy percussive sound.