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John Lee Hooker material appears on many label's various artists compilations.
Many of significance are listed in both the US and Foreign pressings sections of the site. In most cases those issues may be the only release of the material or the only release in LP format.
Others are simply reissues of John Lee's hits. For the time being this section will serve to at least document these releases. I am making no real attempt at present to catalog these but will post them here as they are obtained.

Argo/Chess "The Blues" Series.
Volumes 1-4 originally issued under the Argo label with volume 5 being released under the Cadet banner. All 5 would later be reissued by MCA/Chess. Hooker appears on all five releases.
The Best of Chess Blues- MCA/Chess
2lp set released by MCA/Chess
Soul Meeting-Saturday Night Hootenanny Style-Vee Jay
A relatively early compilation put out by Vee Jay pre-bankruptcy. Later, several best-of's and VA lps would be issued by both Vee Jay and a myriad of other companies hoping to cash in on the label's extensive vault of masters.
Atlantic Blues: Guitar-Atlantic
Hooker garners 2 tracks on this 2lp set, part of a series documenting Atlantic/ATCO's blues heritage.
Americas Musical Roots Americas Musical Roots-Festival 1008
In 1976 Festival leased this material from All Platinum, owners of the Chess catalog at the time.
All-Star Hootenanny All-Star Hootenanny-Riverside 7539
An eclectic compilation from the vaults of Riverside. Hooker shares this release with a mix of artists from the Riverside roster including Sonny Terry, Memphis Slim, The Staple Singers as well as Bob Gibson, Oscar Brand and several other Riverside recording artists.
Just A Taste

Just A Taste-ABC/Dunhill Sampler LP, 1971
This sampler LP set carries an eclectic mix of artists recording for the ABC, Dunhill and Impulse label's upcoming releases for 1971. Hooker's "Endless Boogie" is once of many songs the company was promoting.

The Blues- Vee Jay Inernational, 1974
Released under the Vee Jay Vintage Banner.
Rockin' Soul 1962-ABC, 1973
Heavy Heads 2 Heavy Heads Voyage 2, 1969
The second of a series both of which would contain a JLH track.

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