John Lee Hooker : Get Back Home in the USA

John Lee Hooker : Get Back Home in the USA

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John Lee Hooker (guitar, vocals)

Black and Blue 003

Pure Pleasure Records : 2 LPs 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Get Back Home In The USA
A2 - TB Is Killing Me
A3 - Cold Chills
A4 - I Had A Dream Last Night
B1 - Love Affair
B2 - Little Rain
B3 - When My First Wife Left Me
B4 - Big Boss Lady
C1 - Back To Your Mother
C2 - Boogie Chillen’
C3 - Sitting Here Thinking
C4 - I Wanna Ramble
D1 - Hi-Heel Sneakers
D2 - I’m So Worried Baby
D3 - I’m Going Upstairs
D4 - Crazy ‘Bout You

Recorded on November 30, 1969 at Monestier-Lemay Studio in Pau, France.

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.

This Pure Pleasure LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas.