That's My Story

John Lee Hooker


A new AAA reissue of John Lee Hooker's 1960 album for jazz label Riverside, we have That's My Story on gray and yellow abstract vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Gray and Yellow Abstract
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Tip-On
jacket type Single
label Craft
mastering engineer Kevin Gray
mastering studio Cohearent Audio
pressing location Memphis Record Pressing (MRP)
release type Reissue
By the Numbers

1lp
format
1960
original release year
331/3
rpm
speed
1000
total pressing quantity
12
inch
vinyl size
180
gram
weight
Description

The image you have in your mind of the bluesman, that itinerant performer roaming the American roads with a guitar on his back, is from John Lee Hooker, the prolific and prodigious bluesman who influenced generations of bluesmen while roaming the steppes in the '50s and '60s. He changed labels like other performers change shirts, and was in and out of the studio for basically every major American label in those years.

That's My Story is one of the multiple albums he put out in 1960, right when his acoustic blues stylings were influencing folkies around America in the American Folk Music boom. But in the album's opening track he pays homage to another Detroit institution: Motown, which had just started to have success thanks to "Money," which Hooker reconstitutes into a bluesman's plea here. As opposed to his later records on the electric guitar, That's My Story is a showcase of Hooker's acoustic work, and this AAA edition is a perfect way to add it to your collection.

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That's My Story

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