John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home In the USA


Pure Pleasure Records (Black & Blue)



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APPR 003
EAN: 5060149620243
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP  

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"Based upon the diversity of music, quality of product and their extraordinary rate of progress, Pure Pleasure Records is our re-issue record company of the year."
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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.

Get Back Home In The USA
TB Is Killing Me
Cold Chills
I Had A Dream Last Night
Love Affair
Little Rain
When My First Wife Left Me
Big Boss Lady
Back To Your Mother
Boogie Chillen’
Sitting Here Thinking
I Wanna Ramble
Hi-Heel Sneakers
I’m So Worried Baby
I’m Going Upstairs
Crazy ‘Bout You

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posted on 06/09/2006
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Reviewer: Andrea C.
Pure Pleasure has done it again! This is the best John Lee Hooker LP since Speaker's Corner "It Serve You Right To Suffer." Superb sound, great music. You will not be disappointed!!

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