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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/1999
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 008811202521
  • Catalog Number: 12025
  • Sales rank: 21,709

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 Jr. Composer
Andy McKaie Reissue Producer
Bob Thiele Producer
Sonny Boy Williamson I 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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