John Lee Hooker – If You Miss ‘Im… I Got ‘Im – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

John Lee Hooker – If You Miss ‘Im… I Got ‘Im – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

Another must have album from the legendary bluesman JOHN LEE HOOKER. On this LP, John is joined by his cousin Earl Hooker. A blues icon with a formidable slide technique, Earl died shortly after this session. The other key figure on this date was organ player Big Moose Walker. The album’s highlights consist of “I Wanna Be Your Puppy Baby” and “Have Mercy on My Soul,” as well as a reworking of “Boom Boom” done here as “Bang Bang Bang Bang.”

SIDE A:

1. THE HOOKERS (If You Miss ‘Im… I Got ‘Im) 4:41
2. BABY, I LOVE YOU 4:08
3. LONESOME MOOD 5:11
4. BANG BANG BANG BANG 4:45
5. IF YOU TAKE CARE OF ME, I’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU 3:33

SIDE B

1. BABY, BE STRONG 5:03
2. I WANNA BE YOUR PUPPY, BABY 8.06
3. I DON’T CARE WHEN YOU GO 2:34
4. HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL! 7:54

All tracks written by: John Lee Hooker

JOHN LEE HOOKER, guitar and vocals
EARL HOOKER or *PAUL ASBELL, guitar
JOHNNY “BIG MOOSE” WALKER, piano and organ
JEFFREY CARP, harmonica
CHESTER “GINO” SKAGGS, Fender bass
ROOSEVELT SHAW, drums

Recorded at Vault Recordings, Los Angeles, 29 May, 1969.
Produced by Ed Michel
Engineer: Ed Fournier
Photos by Phil Melnick
Design by George Whiteman