John Lee Hooker
Get Back Home In The USA

  2 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

Originally released in 1969 - 2006 UK 2LP set Pure Pleasure reissued on audiophile 180gram Virgin - 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...

Label:  Speakers Corner Record 
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Release date 14-05-2006 (Originally released in 1969)

2006 UK 2LP set Pure Pleasure reissued on audiophile 180gram Virgin - 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.

Tracks:
A1. Get Back Home In The USA
A2. TB Is Killing Me
A3. Cold Chills
A4. I Had A Dream Last Night
A5. Love Affair
A6. Little Rain
A7. When My First Wife Left Me
A8. Big Boss Lady

B1. Back To Your Mother
B2. Boogie Chillen
B3. Sitting Here Thinking
B4. I Wanna Ramble
B5. Hi-Heel Sneakers
B6. Im So Worried Baby
B7. Im Going Upstairs
B8. Crazy Bout You

Discs: 2
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: Speakers Corner Record
Originally released: 1969
This release: 2006
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