John Lee HookerBlack Night Is Falling
DETAILSEvent: BLACK FRIDAY 2017
Release Date: 11/24/2017
Label: Justin Time Records
Release type: 'RSD First' Release
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 Garciaon guitar, Steve Jones on bass, and Larry "Wild Man" Martin on drums, with the end result being an excellent example of live Hooker at his best. Highlights include impressive romps through two of 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.
A1 Chicken and Gravy, A2 Serves Me Right to Suffer, A3 Boom Boom, B1 Black Night, B2 One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer, B3 One Room Country Shack