Tuesday, July 8, 2008

John Lee Hooker for a quid


Just popped in to my friendly neighbourhood Tesco and discovered they have a new line of CDs for £1. John Lee Hooker and Fats Domino were the ones that interested me but the series includes Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday and suchlike. Info minimal (just title, composer, publisher and year recorded) but hey, I didn't have any John Lee Hooker songs in my collection and now I have 18.

10 comments:

Mnemonic said...

I have a vast 24-hour Tesco near me. I'll go and rummage tomorrow.

Shoegazer said...

You can get a hooker in Tesco's for a quid?

(sorry, I'll get me coat).

DarceysDad said...

... and a Holiday (sic) too, apparently. But they get you back when you get to the till - you have to buy their insurance.

steenbeck said...

I was listening to John Lee Hooker the other day for the first time in a while. Mostly I have him on cassette, but I found a cd. Holy smoke. Pure genius.

steenbeck said...

Here's a funny thing I was thinking about because of this post. When I was in my early 20s I was a fiender for blues music. It made me relatively happy when nothing else could. And I liked hip hop at the time, but not in the same way. Now I'm *ahem* 39, and I'm a fiender for hip hop. Still like blues, but don't listen to it constantly. Doesn't that seem backwards in a target-audience kind of a way. Actually, I'm so not a target audience for either genre that I'll just shut me mouth.

ejaydee said...

So in a couple of years you could be on to High School musical and Hannah Montana.

steenbeck said...

Aahhh, help me, I'm regressing.....

Actually, maybe I'm just aging at the same rate as a lot of hip hop personalities.

treefrogdemon said...

I went back today and got the Fats Domino one...it has all the ones I know!

glasshalfempty said...

I try to avoid Tesco as much as I can, but the lure of cheap music was too strong. I didn't find any of £1 CDs you mention, TFD, but they had a big range of Sony X2 (pairs of albums re-released) at £4 a pop, i.e. £2 an album. I picked up Lou Reed, The Clash, The Manics, Prefab Sprout. They also had Dylan, Elvis, Fleetwood Mac, ELO, Faithless, Super Furries, Leonard Cohen etc etc. At 20p a track it sure beats iTunes...

Moyna said...

Thanks for writing this.