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Two Bugs And A Roach

Two Bugs And A Roach CD artwork
Two Bugs And A Roach CD artwork
Two Bugs And A Roach vinyl LP artwork
Two Bugs And A Roach vinyl LP artwork

In Chicago in the 1950s and ʼ60s, Earl Hooker was known for his “slide” guitar playing. Playing a double-necked electric guitar (12 strings and 6 string frets), Hooker was both a sideman and leader on various recording dates. This collection features selections from sessions recorded for Arhoolie Records in 1968 and 1969 in Chicago, as well as four of his early recordings from 1952 and 1953. The title of this album is associated with his last few years of his life when he was suffering from tuberculosis, an infectious bacterial disease or “bug.”

Track Listing

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Two Bugs and a Roach Earl Hooker 4:19
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102
Wah Wah Blues Earl Hooker 4:36
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103
You Don't Love Me Earl Hooker 5:37
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104
Earl Hooker Blues Earl Hooker 5:14
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105
Anna Lee Earl Hooker 6:30
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106
Off The Hook Earl Hooker 3:54
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Love Ain't a Plaything Earl Hooker 4:58
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108
You Don't Want Me Earl Hooker 5:16
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109
The Hook Earl Hooker 5:00
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110
New Sweet Black Angel (inst.) Earl Hooker 5:16
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111
I'm Going Down the Line Earl Hooker 2:21
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Sweet Black Angel Earl Hooker 3:12
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113
Guitar Rag Earl Hooker 2:59
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Earl's Boogie Woogie Earl Hooker 2:38

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