Hooker 'n Heat

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Hooker 'n Heat
Studio album by John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat
Released January 15, 1971
Recorded Liberty Records, Los Angeles, California
May 1970 (1970-05)[1]
Genre Blues
Length 83:40
Label Liberty / Elektra
Producer Bob Hite, Skip Taylor
John Lee Hooker chronology
Goin' Down Highway 51
Hooker 'n Heat
I Feel Good!
Canned Heat chronology
Canned Heat '70 Concert Live in Europe
Hooker 'N Heat
Live at Topanga Corral
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Hooker 'N Heat is a double album released by blues legend John Lee Hooker and blues-rock band Canned Heat in early 1971. It was the last studio album to feature harmonica player, guitarist and songwriter Alan Wilson, who died in September 1970 (1970-09) from a drug overdose. The photo on the album cover was taken after Wilson's death, but his picture can be seen in a frame on the wall behind John Lee Hooker. Guitarist Henry Vestine was also missing from the photo session. The person standing in front of the window, filling in for Henry, is the band's manager, Skip Taylor.[citation needed] Careful examination of the photo reveals that Henry's face was later added by the art department.

It was the first of Hooker's albums to chart, reaching number 78 in the Billboard charts.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Lee Hooker except as noted.

  1. "Messin' with the Hook" – 3:23
  2. "The Feelin' Is Gone" – 4:32
  3. "Send Me Your Pillow" – 4:48
  4. "Sittin' Here Thinkin'" – 4:07
  5. "Meet Me in the Bottom" – 3:34
  6. "Alimonia Blues" – 4:31
  7. "Drifter" – 4:57
  8. "You Talk Too Much" – 3:16
  9. "Burnin' Hell" (John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman) – 5:28
  10. "Bottle Up and Go" – 2:27
  11. "The World Today" – 7:47
  12. "I Got My Eyes on You" – 4:26
  13. "Whiskey and Wimmen'" – 4:37
  14. "Just You and Me" – 7:42
  15. "Let's Make It" – 4:06
  16. "Peavine" – 5:07
  17. "Boogie Chillen No. 2" (John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman) – 11:33


  1. ^ a b "allmusic: Hooker 'n Heat (Infinite Boogie)". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-03.