“Live At Soledad Prison” by John Lee Hooker - album review

TJR says

This somewhat informal open-air concert was recorded in the baseball field at California's Soledad Prison in the early afternoon of June 11th, 1972, with the inmates sitting around, stretched out on the grass. Live albums are almost always up against it with me, and when John’s son steps up for the first two songs, aided by some serious bouts of Claptomania, I'm in a seriously bad mood. The somehat tuneless and characterless John Jr. proceeds to give it some that some that oh-so-accentuated bar-room drawl favoured by CCR types. I'm not having it. Dad steps up to the mic for the rest of the set, but I'm not too fussed with what's on offer. 1 track gets a reworking - “Bang Bang Bang Bang” (If You Miss ’Im … I Got ’Im, 1970) which is, essentially, his endlessly reworked “Boom Boom” from back in the day. Very decent of John to bring along his full working band, hopefully it was appreciated.

The Jukebox Rebel
17-Jun-2012

A1 [04:26] 3.1.png John Lee Hooker Jr. - Superlover [live ’72] (John Lee Hooker Jr.) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [05:30] 2.6.png John Lee Hooker Jr. - I’m Your Crosscut Saw [live ’72] (Traditional) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A3 [03:47] 5.0.png John Lee Hooker - What’s The Matter Baby [live ’72] (John Lee Hooker) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A4 [06:44] 5.4.png John Lee Hooker - Lucille [live ’72] (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [09:01] 5.0.png John Lee Hooker - Boogie Everywhere I Go [live ’72] (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [07:18] 4.8.png John Lee Hooker - It Serves Me Right To Suffer [live ’72] (John Lee Hooker) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [04:28] 5.6.png John Lee Hooker - Bang Bang Bang Bang [live ’72] (John Lee Hooker) Blues Rock / Soul Rock




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