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Known to music fans around the world as the "King of the Boogie," John Lee Hooker endures as one of the true superstars of the blues genre: the ultimate beholder of cool. His work is widely recognized for its impact on modern music – his simple, yet deeply effective songs transcend borders and languages around the globe.
"Recorded at the Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club in Montreal, Quebec, on May 5, 1977, Black Night Is Falling finds John Lee Hooker in fine voice and backed by a driving band composed of John Garcia on guitar, Steve Jones on bass, and Larry 'Wild Man' Martin on drums, with the end result being an excellent example of Hooker at his best. Highlights include impressive romps through Hooker's signature tunes, 'Boom Boom,' which simply blazes with raw energy here, and 'One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,' which is delivered as a wonderfully paced barroom cautionary tale. This is what the live Hooker sounded like with a sympathetic band behind him, a band that luckily wasn't afraid to push him a little." - All Music
The Collectors Edition coming for RSD Black Friday iincludes a bonus disc of unreleased material (a 17 min jam of "Rock Steady" plus three "Rock Steady"remixes) and a brand new cover portrait of John Lee Hooker by John Rummen.
Side A: 1. “Chicken And Gravy” 2. “Serves Me Right To Suffer” 3. “Boom Boom”
Side B: 1. “Black Night Is Falling” 2. “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” 3. “One Room Country Shack”
Side C: previously unreleased 17 min jam of “Rock Steady”
Side D: 3 “Rock Steady" Remixes