With Sam Jones & Louis Hayes! Featuring "I Need Some Money", "One Of These Days" & More!
Born near Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1917 to a sharecropper family, John Lee
Hooker was one of the last links to the blues of the deep South. He moved to
Detroit in the early 1940's. During the 1950s and '60s, Vee Jay Records released
a remarkable string of more than 100 of John Lee's songs. When the young
bohemian audiences of the 1960's "discovered" Hooker along with other blues
originators, he and others made a brief return to folk blues. He was one of the
most successful blues artists of the second half of the 20th century, yet his
hypnotic brand of blues was in many ways a throwback to earlier times, before
rules of rhyme, meter, and chord structure became standardized.
"Recorded in 1960, this Keepnews-produced session came at a time when Hooker
was signed to Vee-Jay. The last thing Keepnews wanted to do was emulate Hooker's
electric-oriented, very amplified Vee-Jay output... Keepnews had an acoustic
country blues vision for the bluesman, and That's My Story favors a raw,
stripped-down, bare-bones approach -- no electric guitar, no distortion, no
singles aimed at rock & rollers." - Alex Henderson, allmusic.com
• Vinyl LP
John Lee Hooker, vocals, guitar
Sam Jones, bass
Louis Hayes, drums
1. I Need Some Money
2. Come On And See About Me
3. I'm Wanderin'
4. Democrat Man
5. I Want To Talk About You
6. Gonna Use My Rod
1. Wednesday Evenin' Blues
2. No More Doggin'
3. One Of These Days
4. I Believe I'll Go Back Home
5. You're Leavin' Me, Baby
6. That's My Story