John Lee Hooker’s Black Night Is Falling: Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club, To be Released For Record Store Day on Nov 29th!
On May 5, 1977 John Lee Hooker and his band were recorded at the Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club in Montreal, Quebec, Black Night Is Falling finds the King Of The Boogie in excellent voice and backed by a powerful band composed of John Garcia on guitar, Steve Jones on bass, and Larry “Wild Man” Martin on drums, with the end result being an outstanding 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 brilliantly paced barroom cautionary tale. This is what live Hooker sounded like with a sympathetic band behind him, a band that luckily wasn’t afraid to push him a little.
1. Chicken and Gravy
2. It Serves Me Right To Suffer
3. Boom Boom
1. Black Night Is Falling
2. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
3. One Room Country Shack
1. Rock Steady
1. Rock Steady (NerdStar Remix)
2. Rock Steady (Parenthesis Remix)
3. Rock Steady (Butter Remix)