This is the 100th year of the birth date of Blues great, John Lee Hooker. It would be criminal to not acknowledge it in some way. Over the course of John Lee Hooker’s prolific career, he released well over 50 albums beginning with his Chess Records album issue, House Of The Blues, back in 1959. He warmed the heart of many a Rock fan, and Rock stars. Before he albums arrived, he released a string of iconic singles including “Boogie Chillen” from 1948.

With this upcoming milestone, the newly formed Universal brand of Craft Recordings will release a 5CD collection of John Lee Hooker songs that represent his wonderful and extensive career. The box will be featured within a softbound book filled with photos, words, invaluable information, and other things. The set will provide new liner notes by Hooker historian, Jas Obrecht, as well as ruminations by his longtime manager, Mike Kappus.

Musically, this set, called King Of The Boogie, will offer 100 tracks. Those songs will be some that you know well, some live material, some that are rare, and even some that have been previously unreleased (really?!).

King Of The Boogie is scheduled for September 29. Currently, there is no tracklist or cover art available.