John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home In the USA (2LP)
John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home In the USA (2LP)
John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home In the USA (2LP)
John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home In the USA (2LP)
John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home In the USA (2LP)
John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home In the USA (2LP)

John Lee Hooker - Get Back Home In the USA (2LP)

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Jonh Lee Hooker (Vocals and Guitar)

Written by John Lee Hooker (A1 to B4, C2, C3, D2 to D4)

 

2 LPs, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : Pallas

Label : Pure Pleasure Records

Original Label : Black & Blue

Recorded November 30th 1969 in Pau, France at Monsestier-Lemay Studio.

Session Supervision by Jaques Morgantini

Produced by John Lee Hooker

Originally released in 1977

Re-Mastered by Greame Durham at The Exchange from the orginal Master tapes.

Reisssued in 2006


Tracks :

 Side A :

1.Get Back Home In The USA
2.TB Is Killing Me
3.Cold Chills
4.I Had A Dream Last Night

Side B :

1.Love Affair
2.Little Rain
3.When My First Wife Left Me
4.Big Boss Lady

Side C :

1.Back To Your Mother
2.Boogie Chillen
3.Sitting Here Thinking
4.I Wanna Ramble

Side D :

1.Hi-Heel Sneekers
2.I'm So Worried Baby
3. I'm Going Upstairs
4.Crazy Bout You

 


Reviews
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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." - hi-fi+

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.



Ratings
:

Allmusic : 4 / 5

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