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The Moon Is Rising

The Moon Is Rising

Bluesman Earl Hooker (1930–1970) was considered by his peers to be a “musician’s musician.” In the 1960s, there wasn’t a better slide guitarist to be found in Chicago. In 1968 and 1969 Arhoolie Records founder and producer Chris Strachwitz recorded several sessions with Earl both in Chicago and in California. This collection includes music from those sessions and four live tracks of Earl playing at Theresa’s Lounge on Chicago’s South Side. Earl’s life and musical career were cut short by tuberculosis in 1970.

Track Listing

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The Moon Is Rising Earl Hooker 7:01
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Earl's Blues Earl Hooker 3:22
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103
Conversion Blues Earl Hooker 4:48
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Guitar Rag Earl Hooker 4:34
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Hooker n' Steve Earl Hooker 6:45
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I'm Your Main Man Earl Hooker 3:38
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New Riviera Earl Hooker 4:18
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Strung Out Woman Blues Earl Hooker 4:58
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Little Carey's Jump Earl Hooker 3:51
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Take Me Back to East St. Louis Earl Hooker 4:13
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Improvisations on Dust My Broom Earl Hooker 7:43
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Improvisations on Frosty Earl Hooker 6:40
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Can't Hold Out Much Longer Earl Hooker 9:13
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Swingin' at Theresa's Earl Hooker 7:49

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