John Lee Hooker ‎– Live At Soledad Prison

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ABC Records ‎– ABCX 761, ABC Records ‎– ABCX761
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A1 Superlover
Vocals – John Lee Hooker Jr.*Written-By – J. L. Hooker, Jr.*
4:07
A2 I'm Your Crosscut Saw
Adapted By, Arranged By – J. L. Hooker, Jr.*Vocals – John Lee Hooker Jr.*Written-By – Traditional
5:16
A3 What's The Matter Baby
Vocals – J. L. Hooker*Written-By – John Lee Hooker
3:35
A4 Lucille
Vocals – John Lee HookerWritten-By – J. L. Hooker*
6:36
B1 Boogie Everywhere I Go
Vocals – John Lee Hooker, John Lee Hooker Jr.*Written-By – J. L. Hooker*
8:24
B2 Serve Me Right To Suffer
Vocals – John Lee HookerWritten-By – J. L. Hooker*
7:15
B3 Bang Bang Bang Bang
Vocals – John Lee HookerWritten-By – J. L. Hooker*
4:17

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Front cover and labels - ABCX 761
Back cover - ABCX761

Wally Heider Recording

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ABCX 716 A-1A o
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ABCX 716X B-1A o
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ABCX-761 John Lee Hooker Live At Soledad Prison / Soledad On My Mind(LP, Album) ABC/Dunhill Records ABCX-761 US 1972 Sell This Version
ABCX 761, ABCX761 John Lee Hooker Live At Soledad Prison(LP, Album) ABC Records, ABC Records ABCX 761, ABCX761 US 1972 Sell This Version
ABCX-761 John Lee Hooker Live At Soledad Prison(LP, Album, Promo) ABC Records ABCX-761 US 1972 Sell This Version
IPP-80669 John Lee Hooker Live At Soledad Prison(LP, Album, Promo) Probe IPP-80669 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
ABCX-761 John Lee Hooker Live At Soledad Prison(LP, Album, Quad) ABC Records ABCX-761 US Unknown Sell This Version

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bersheik

bersheik

May 14, 2017
I purchased a copy of this record, but my specific release doesn't appear to be listed here. It appears to be the US version from 1972, but the cover is blue background and the labels are slightly different. Anyone know this release?
Skulls8

Skulls8

October 7, 2015
I have to agree with dougeroo1. I own about 50 John Lee Hooker records and this one has always been a favorite of mine. Although I wouldn't necessarily recommend this as the place to start for beginners, the band and especially the backing guitarists Luther Tucker and Charlie Grimes just burn throughout. It's a raw heavy groove for sure, but a great one.
dougeroo1

dougeroo1

August 20, 2015
I must disagree with the initial commenter, this is one of my favorite blues albums, as it really captures the experience as it happened, rough and ready. Yes, the sound is a bit unbalanced, particularly on the first couple of songs; I doubt if the prison staff allowed much of a soundcheck. The band is just smokin’; if there was a roof they would have torn it off. You can clearly hear the appreciative audience comments throughout, as well as John Lee Junior yelling “That’s my old man” as if he still can’t believe he has such a cool daddy. Yes, daddy lets sonny warm up the band on the first two numbers as the sound guy makes adjustments, but the kid is good, a chip of the blues block. The song selection is excellent from the first tune to the last, when it ended exactly 45 minutes after it began, with the amps shut off mid song. The album ends with a tinny loudspeaker announcing “yard recall, yard recall”; you can hear a collective groan as the inmates realize the fun is over. If you like John Lee electric and tore down, level with the ground, you won’t do better than this.
inkfingers

inkfingers

December 29, 2013

Not a good John Lee Hooker album. The majority of the first side features his son on vocals and the live recording is not a good sounding one.