John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home In The USA - 180g 2LP

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John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home In The USA - 180g 2LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Pure Pleasure - PPAN003 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

Pressed at Pallas in Germany - Bonus Tracks - Black And Blue 33.523

Limited Edition - Mastering by Greame Durham at the Exchange

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John Lee Hooker's greatness lies in his ability to perform the same songs the same way yet somehow sound different and memorable in the process. He operates at maximum efficiency in minimal surroundings with little production or assistance. That was the case on a 1969 session for Black and Blue; it was just Hooker and his guitar moaning, wailing, and narrating onfamiliar ditties "Boogie Chillen," "Love Affair," "Big Boss Lady," and "Cold Chills."
If you have ever heard any Hooker, you will not be surprised or stunned by these renditions; you will simply enjoy hearing him rework them one more time, finding a new word, phrase, line, or riff to inject.
Recorded when Hooker was well into his '60s "comeback," Get Back Home features the bluesman in a solo performance (a mode that best reveals the subtleties of his work). The session was recorded in France, and Hooker must have been feeling a bit homesick, as the first song is "Get Back Home In The USA," where he describes in detail, over his trademark boogie rhythm, his return to his homeland and the joy he knows he will feel.
After this momentary ray of sunshine, though, things soon return to more familiar climes, with the bleakness of the slow blues "T.B. Is Killing Me" and the unbridled despair of "When My First Wife Left Me." Hooker recorded this tune many times over the years, but this is one of the finest versions, plumbing the depths of shame and regret. Hooker's raw, biting guitar work is at its best here. Even the umpteenth recording of the Hooker chestnut "Boogie Chillen" is invested with uncommon verve. With the addition of six powerful bonus cuts, Get Back Home is both an excellent introduction into the sultry, menacing world of Hooker and a vital addition to the collections of his hardcore fans.
Personnel: Jonh Lee Hooker - Vocals and Guitar
1. Get Back Home In The USA  
2. TB Is Killing Me  
3. Cold Chills  
4. I Had A Dream Last Night  
5. Love Affair  
6. Little Rain  
7. When My First Wife Left Me  
8. Big Boss Lady  
9. Back To Your Mother  
10. Boogie Chillen’  
11. Sitting Here Thinking  
12. I Wanna Ramble  
13. Hi-Heel Sneakers  
14. I’m So Worried Baby  
15. I’m Going Upstairs  
16. Crazy ‘Bout You 
Extra  tracks did not appear on the orginal recording, This is the first time they have appeared on Vinyl !)
Produced: John Lee Hooker
Re-Mastered by: Greame Durham at The Exchange from the orginal Master tapes.
Recorded: November 30th 1969 in Pau, France at Monsestier-Lemay Studio.
Session Supervision by: Jaques Morgantini
John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home In The USA - 180g 2LP
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