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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including John Lee Hooker CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on Yelp.com We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often John Lee Hooker albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our John Lee Hooker record collection, John Lee Hooker CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for John Lee Hooker and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!

 

John Lee Hooker Biography

John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 ? June 21, 2001) was an influential American post-war blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter born in Coahoma County near Clarksdale, Mississippi. From a musical family, he was a cousin of Earl Hooker. John was also influenced by his stepfather, a local blues guitarist, who learned in Shreveport, Louisiana to play a droning, one-chord blues that was strikingly different from the Delta blues of the time. John developed a half-spoken style that was his trademark. Though, similar to the early Delta blues, his music was rhythmically free. His best known songs include "Boogie Chillen" (1948) and "Boom Boom" (1962).

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John Lee Hooker Bio Continued

John Lee Hooker was born on 22 August 1917 in Coahoma County near Clarksdale, Mississippi, the youngest of the eleven children of William Hooker (1871?1923), a sharecropper and a Baptist preacher, and Minnie Ramsey (1875-?). John and his numerous siblings were permitted to listen only to religious songs, with his earliest musical exposure being the spirituals sung in church.

John Lee Hooker Discography Updated January 2007
John Lee Hooker Albums

Studio John Lee Hooker Vinyl & John Lee Hooker CDs

1959 Folk Blues Crown
1960 The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker Riverside/Orig
1960 Blues Man Battle
1960 House of the Blues MCA/Chess
1960 I'm John Lee Hooker Get Back
1960 Travelin' Collectables
1961 The Folk Lore of John Lee Hooker Collectables
1961 John Lee Hooker Plays and Sings the Blues MCA/Chess
1961 John Lee Hooker Sings the Blues King
1962 Burnin' Get Back
1962 Tupelo Blues Riverside
1962 The Blues United
1962 Drifting the Blues United
1963 Don't Turn Me from Your Door: John Lee... Atco
1963 John Lee Hooker Castle
1964 The Great John Lee Hooker P-Vine Japan
1964 The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker Collectables
1964 I Want to Shout the Blues Vee-Jay
1964 Great Blues Sounds United
1964 Burning Hell Catfish
1965 Seven Nights Smithsonian
1965 Hooker & The Hogs Sanctuary
1965 Hooker & The Hogs Big Eye
1966 It Serves You Right to Suffer Beat Goes On
1966 The Real Folk Blues MCA/Chess
1967 Urban Blues MCA
1968 Hooked on Blues Edel America
1968 John Lee Hooker Everest of Fol
1969 Get Back Home Black & Blue
1969 Simply the Truth BGO
1969 Big Red Blues Buddah
1969 That's Where It's At! Stax
1970 John Lee Hooker on the Waterfront Wand
1970 Moanin' and Stompin' Blues Gusto
1970 If You Miss 'Im...I Got 'Im BGO
1971 Coast to Coast Blues Band United Artists
1971 Goin' Down Highway 51 Specialty
1971 Endless Boogie ABC
1971 I Feel Good Jewel
1972 Boogie Chillun Charly
1972 Never Get Out of the Blues Alive MCA
1972 Detroit Special Atlantic
1972 Boogie Chillun Fantasy
1973 Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee ABC
1973 Kabuki Wuki Blues Way
1974 Free Beer and Chicken Beat Goes On
1974 John Lee Hooker Xtra
1974 Mad Man Blues MCA
1975 Black R & B Musidisc
1975 John Lee Hooker [Verve] New World
1976 In Person Collectables
1977 Black Snake Fantasy
1977 Dimples DJM
1977 Dusty Road Master Dance
1979 Sad & Lonesome Muse
1980 Everybody Rockin' Charly
1980 This Is Hip Charly
1980 Sittin' Here Thinkin' Savoy Jazz
1981 John Lee, Vol. 1 Ace
1982 Chess Masters Chess
1982 Tantalizing the Blues MCA
1983 Hookered on Blues JSP
1984 Blues Before Sunrise Astan
1984 Do the Boogie Happy Bird
1984 Solid Sender Charly
1987 Jealous Virgin
1987 Detroit Blues Flyright
1987 House Rent Boogie Charly
1988 The Blueway Sessions Charly
1988 John Lee Hooker Charly
1988 Want Ad Blues Joker
1989 Highway 51 Specialty
1989 Let's Make It Charly
1989 The Healer Razor & Tie
1990 Hobo Blues Roots
1990 Don't You Remember Me Charly
1991 Walking the Blues Huub
1991 More Real Folk Blues: The Missing Album MCA/Chess
1991 That's My Story Original Blues
1991 Urban Blues BGO
1991 Mr. Lucky Classic
1992 I'm in the Mood Satellite
1992 I'm in the Mood Sound
1992 Boom Boom Point Blank
1992 Turn Up the Heat! EMI-Capitol
1993 I Feel Good Spotlite
1993 Nothing But the Blues Magnum
1994 Dimples Griffin Music
1995 Blues for My Baby Fantasy
1995 Helpless Blues Realisation
1995 Trouble Blues Excelsior
1995 Chill Out Virgin
1996 Moanin' the Blues Charly
1996 Moanin' the Blues Eclipse Music
1997 Don't Look Back Pointblank
1998 You Don't Remember Me See for Miles
1998 Black Man Blues M.I.L.
1999 King of Boogie Prism Leisure
1999 John Lee Hooker Prism Leisure
2000 On Campus Collectables
2001 Testament 3 Artistry/MPS

Compilation John Lee Hooker Records and John Lee Hooker CD Releases

1935 Meet Me Around the Corner History
1960 That's My Story Riverside
1965 Is He the World's Greatest Blues Singer? Collectables
1968 John Lee Hooker Archive Folk
1969 The Very Best of John Lee Hooker Buddah
1970 No Friend Around Drive
1971 John Lee Hooker's Greatest Hits Kent
1973 John Lee Hooker's Detroit United Artists
1973 The Best of John Lee Hooker GNP Crescendo
1975 Whiskey & Wimmen Prime Cuts
1977 Gotham Golden Classics: Rare Recordings Collectables
1986 Detroit Blues 1950-1951 Collectables
1988 Greatest Hits Blue City
1988 Sings the Blues: That's My Story Ace
1989 40th Anniversary Album DCC
1989 The Hook: 20 Years of Hits Capitol
1989 The John Lee Hooker Story Deja Vu
1990 Boogie Awhile Krazy Kat
1990 Detroit Lion Demon
1991 Hooker 'n Heat Mobile
1991 The Best of John Lee Hooker JCI
1991 The Ultimate Collection (1948-1990) Rhino
1992 Graveyard Blues Specialty
1992 The Best of John Lee Hooker 1965-1974 MCA
1992 This Is Hip: Charly Blues Masterworks, Vol. 7 Charly
1993 1965 London Sessions Edeltone
1993 Everybody's Blues Specialty
1993 John Lee Hooker on Vee-Jay, 1955-1958 Vee-Jay
1994 Collection Castle
1994 Mississippi River Delta Blues King
1994 The Early Years Rhino
1994 The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948-1954 Virgin
1995 Alternative Boogie: Early Studio Recordings... Capitol
1995 Blues for Big Town Charly
1995 EP Collection...Plus See for Miles
1995 Shake It Baby Charly
1995 Stormin' on the Deep Blue Sea Drive Archive
1995 The Very Best of John Lee Hooker Rhino
1995 Trouble Blues Prime Cuts
1995 Trouble Blues Retro Music
1995 Two Sides of Hooker 1954/1968 Hot
1996 Best of John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat EMI
1996 Blues Legend Universal
1996 Boom Boom K-Tel
1996 Electric Collector's
1996 Great Festival
1996 Mambo Chillun: Charly Blues Masterworks,... Charly
1996 Mess'a Blues: The John Lee Hooker Collection Boxsets
1996 The Best of Hooker 'n Heat Capitol
1996 The Best of John Lee Hooker EMI
1996 The Best of John Lee Hooker Griffin Music
1996 The Very Best of John Lee Hooker Charly
1997 Coast to Coast Blues Band/Anywhere, Anytime,... BGO
1997 Golden Classics Essex
1997 His Best Chess Sides (Chess 50th Anniversary... Chess
1997 John Lee Hooker Arti
1997 John Lee Hooker: Members Edition Members
1997 Most Famous Hits: The Album Surprise
1997 Revue Collection Revue
1997 Trouble Blues Dove
1998 Best Blues Masters, Vol. 2 P-Vine
1998 Sing Blues Ember
1998 The Best of Friends Virgin
1998 The Complete 50's Chess Recordings Chess
1998 The Very Best of Boom Boom Cleopatra
1998 Trilogy
1998 Vee Jay Box Import
1999 Best of John Lee Hooker Music Club
1999 Best of John Lee Hooker Prism Leisure
1999 Best of John Lee Hooker: 20th Century Masters MCA
1999 Boom Boom and Other Classics Intercontinent
1999 Boom Boom: Best of John Lee Hooker Remember
1999 Cream Charly
1999 Dimples Charly
1999 Forever Gold St. Clair
1999 I'm in the Mood BMG
1999 John Lee Hooker Dressed to
1999 Other Side of the Sky: A Collection Recall
1999 Rare Hooker Charly
1999 This Is Hip: Best of John Lee Hooker Recall
2000 Blues: 1948-1949 Fremeaux &
2000 Boogie Chillen: 1948-1949 EPM Musique
2000 Boom Boom Legacy
2000 Definitive Collection Metro
2000 Detroit: 1948-1949 Savoy Jazz
2000 Golden Legends Direct Source
2000 High Profile Direct Source
2000 I Feel Good Master Dance
2000 Millennium Edition Universal
2000 Nothing But The Blues Magnum
2000 Sings the Blues/Soul Blues Ember
2000 The Complete 1964 Recordings RPM
2000 The Gold Collection Gold
2000 Unknown John Lee Hooker: 1949 Recordings Flyright
2001 15 Classic Tracks
2001 Boogie Chillen Indigo
2001 Boom Boom
2001 Electric Magnum
2001 Gold Collection [Fine Tune] Fine Tune
2001 House Rent Boogie Ace
2001 John Lee Hooker Dressed To
2001 John Lee Hooker Is Hip: Greatest Hits Music Club
2001 Legendary Blues Recordings: John Lee Hooker Direct Source
2001 Shades of Blue Town Sound
2001 The Best of John Lee Hooker EMI-Capitol
2001 The Boogie Man Culture Press
2001 The Essential Collection Polygram
2001 The Legends Collection Dressed to
2001 The Man, the Legend Collectables
2001 Winning Combinations: John Lee Hooker &... Universal
2002 Best Of Classic World
2002 Blue on Blues Fuel 2000
2002 Blues Twinpack Dressed to
2002 Boogie Chillen Past Perfect
2002 Boogie Chillun Magnum
2002 Boom Boom Past Perfect
2002 Boom Boom Prestige Elite
2002 Classic Early Years 1948-51 JSP
2002 Electric Blue Moon
2002 Endless Boogie Beat Goes On
2002 Giant of Blues Fruit Tree
2002 Hall of Fame Past Perfect
2002 I Feel Good Past Perfect
2002 I'm in the Mood Prestige Elite
2002 I'm Ready LaserLight

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