It Serves You Right to Suffer

It Serves You Right to Suffer

by John Lee Hooker
     
 

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Given Hooker's unpredictable timing and piss-poor track record recording with bands, this 1965 one-off session for the jazz label Impulse! would be a recipe for disaster. But with Panama Francis on drums, Milt Hinton on bass, and Barry Galbraith on second guitar, the result

Overview

Given Hooker's unpredictable timing and piss-poor track record recording with bands, this 1965 one-off session for the jazz label Impulse! would be a recipe for disaster. But with Panama Francis on drums, Milt Hinton on bass, and Barry Galbraith on second guitar, the result is some of the best John Lee Hooker material with a band that you're likely to come across. The other musicians stay in the pocket, never overplaying or trying to get Hooker to make chord changes he has no intention of making. This record should be played for every artist who records with Hooker nowadays, as it's a textbook example of how exactly to back the old master. The most surreal moment occurs when William Wells blows some totally cool trombone on Hooker's version of Berry Gordy's "Money." If you run across this one in a pile of 500 other John Lee Hooker CDs, grab it; it's one of the good ones.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/1999
Label:
Mca Special Products
UPC:
0008811202521
catalogNumber:
12025
Rank:
24942

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Panama Francis   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass
Joe Galbreath   Guitar
William Wells   Trombone

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Percy Mayfield   Composer
Bernard Besman   Composer
Stanley Dance   Liner Notes,Original Liner Notes
Berry Gordy   Composer
Andy McKaie   Reissue Producer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Erick Labson   Remixing
Ray Ross   Cover Photo
Alan Balfour   Liner Notes
Meire Murakami   Reissue Design
Janie Bradford   Composer
Robert Flynn   Cover Design
Beth Stempel   Reissue Production Coordination
Mark Humphrey   Liner Notes

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