3/29/15

John Lee Hooker - Big Legs Tight Skirts (The Last Vee Jay Session) fake LP (1964)



A re-up of the 1964 session. More details below. Catch it here.

As the title says, this is the last session John Lee Hooker recorded for Vee Jay, in Chicago, surely at the Universal Sound studio, but unfortunately musicians are unknowns. Since only 4 of the 10 songs/tracks recorded for the session were released, and on 2 45 T, without album to find the whole, it could seem that Vee Jay was no more interested by the old bluesman, but let's not forget that the label would be in bankrupt 2 years later and it's more likely that they couldn't afford to issue a JLH album anymore. So here's the LP that could have been. This session, that I thought to call Pretty Women, Sweet Babes and Big Girls since all the songs are about problems JLH seems to have with the female genre (with the quite old-fashion misogynistic view of these times), either on a sexual or sentimental plan, is interesting cos' it shows that John Lee Hooker was in a "band mood" at the time, and it's no surprise that some months later he would be touring and recording with the Groundhogs in England. Actually the session is not totally satisfying cos' songs miss the dereliction dimension I love so much in this genre, but all in all it's a welcome addition to any John Lee Hooker collection, and since only some songs were spread in various compilations and others not available at all, it's good to have them all in one homogenous set. Sorry, I mispelled the title, it should have "skirt" and not "skirts", but impossible to get back so I leave it this way. After all it's only a virtual cover sleeve.



Big Legs, Tight Skirt
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2 comments:

Doccus Rockus Maximus said...

Nice compilation.. i'm dying to hear it.. unfortunately, I'm gonna have to dig through all my JLH trax and compile it myself because you've hosted it on rabittshit.. which is just getting greedier and greedier.. with up to 2 hours waits between files.. if they think that's encouraging me to 'buy time' it won't work.. un like (apparentlly , the majority, it must work) i don't like being bullied into buying stuff..
You really might want to consider a different hosting service.. keep in mind that those who keep true to the spirit of music blogs isn't the people who download gigs and gigs of music everyday (and who would likely want to pay for 'fast' downloads' ) but those who only download a little bit, to sample perhaps, or for hearing unique offerings, such as this...

dk said...

I'll upload it on requests on mediafire now. So let's wait until tonight. Rshit is really to leave.
dk