John Lee Hooker It Serves You Right To Suffer

It Serves You Right To Suffer
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  • Released: October 12, 1999
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: MCA Special Products


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Personnel: John Lee Hooker (vocals, guitar); Barry Galbraith (guitar); William Wells (trombone); Milt Hinton (bass); David Panama Francis (drums).
Recorded in New York, New York on November 23, 1965. Originally released on Impulse (9103). Includes liner notes by Mark Humphrey.
Personnel: John Lee Hooker (vocals, guitar); Joe Galbreath (guitar); William Wells (trombone); Panama Francis (drums).
Audio Remixer: Erick Labson.
Liner Note Authors: Alan Balfour; Mark Humphrey; Stanley Dance.
Recording information: New York, NY (11/23/1965).
Photographer: Jim Marshall .
A number of John Lee Hooker CDs have been released over the years, many of them somewhat shoddy compilations of rather dubious-sounding live shows and unlabeled re-recordings of vintage material. This makes the reissue of a classic John Lee Hooker album like 1966's smoking IT SERVES YOU RIGHT TO SUFFER all the more appreciated.
Backed by the sympathetic quartet of guitarist Barry Galbraith, legendary bassist Milt Hinton, drummer David Panama Francis, and trombonist William Wells--whose interjections give the bluesy tunes an unexpected but surprisingly effective '20s jazz feel--Hooker's boogie-style slide guitar sounds right at home. This is possibly the best full-band recording of Hooker's long career, and one of interest even to those who prefer his solo guitar-and-voice records. Highlights include the incendiary title track and the rollicking "Shake It Baby." Though the playing time is a bit short, this is still a richly satisfying listening experience.

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RE: One of his best Music Lover: from Southern Utah -- March, 24, 2007

Originally released on the jazz-oriented Impulse label, Impulse was known more for Coltrane, than Hooker.
But everything clicks here, as John Lee is backed by seasoned jazz session men, and they lay down groove after groove, for classic Hooker incantations.
The slow blues are as primitive and personal as they can be, and the boogies rock solid!
This, and the VeeJay recordings, are must-haves for any collection.
John Lee Hookers voice, will always be...the very essence of the blues.
So, grab this recording now, at this great price!
Boogie Chillun...

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