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Born In Mississippi, Raised Up In Tennessee
John Lee Hooker

(ABC Records - ABCX-768, Released 1973)

Side One

  1. Born In Mississippi, Raised Up In Tennessee (5:57)
  2. How Many More Years You Gonna Dog Me 'Round? (4:59)
  3. Going Down (9:39)

Side Two

  1. Younger Stud (8:39)
  2. King Of The World (6:12)
  3. Tell Me You Love Me (6:16)

Musicians:
Side One, Track 1:
Born In Mississippi, Raised Up In Tennessee (John Lee Hooker)
ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc. (BMI)
John Lee Hooker, guitar and vocal
Oscar Brashear, flugelhorn
George Bohanon, trombone
John Klemmer, tenor saxophone
Don Menza, baritone saxophone
Cliff Coulter, electric melodica and guitars
Steven Miller, piano
Robert Hooker, organ
Luther Tucker, guitar
Gino Skaggs, Fender bass
Ken Swank, drums

Side One, Track 2:
How Many More Years You Gonna Dog Me 'Round? (John Lee Hooker)
ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc. (BMI)
John Lee Hooker, guitar and vocal
Oscar Brashear, trumpet
George Bohanon, trombone
John Klemmer, soprano saxophone with wa-wa and echoplex and tenor saxophone
Don Menza, baritone saxophone
Robert Hooker, electric piano
Luther Tucker and Cliff Coulter, guitars
Mel Brown, bass guitar
Gino Skaggs, Fender bass
Ken Swank, drums

Side One, Track 3:
Going Down (William Don Nix)
Muldoon Music Co./Deerwood Music Co., (BMI)
John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison, guitar and vocal
Don "Sugarcane" Harris, violins
Mark Naftalin, piano
Steven Miller, electric piano
Robert Hooker, organ
Elvin Bishop, slide guitar
Gino Skaggs, Fender bass
Chuck Crimelli, drums

Side Two, Track 1:
Younger Stud (John Lee Hooker)
ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc. (BMI)
John Lee Hooker, guitar and vocal
Michael White, violin
Marti McCall, Blinky Williams, and Oma Drake, vocals
Mark Naftalin, piano
Cliff Coulter, electric piano
Robert Hooker, organ
Ray McCarty, Paul Wood, and Luther Tucker, guitar
John Kahn, Fender bass
Ron Beck, drums

Side Two, Track 2:
King Of The World (John Lee Hooker)
ABC/Dunhill Mucis, Inc. (BMI)
John Lee Hooker, guitar and vocal
Don "Sugarcane" Harris, violins
Cliff Coulter, electric melodica
Marti McCall, Blinky Williams, and Oma Drake, vocals
Robert Hooker, electric piano
Luther Tucker and Mel Brown, guitar
Gino Skaggs, Fender bass
Ken Swank, drums

Side Two, Track 3:
Tell Me You Love Me (John Lee Hooker)
ABC/Dunhill Music, Inc. (BMI)
John Lee Hooker, guitar and vocal
Oscar Brashear, trumpet
George Bohanon, trombone
John Klemmer, soprano and tenor saxophones
Don Menza, baritone saxophone
Marti McCall, Blinky Williams, and Oma Drake, vocals
Cliff Coulter, electric piano
Robert Hooker, organ
Benny Rowe, slide guitar
Luther Tucker, guitar
Gino Skaggs, Fender bass
Ron Beck, drums

Production information:
Produced by Ed Michel
Recorded at Wally Heider Recording, San Francisco, September 28 and 29, 1971. Enhanced and mixed at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, March 5, 6, and 7, 1973.

Engineering by Ken Hopkins, assisted by Rick Stanley (Heider's) and Baker Bigsby, assisted by Dominic Lumetta and Gil Fortis (Village). The producer would like to acknowledge his indebtedness to Larry Ray, Kathryn King, Daniel Pearlman, Sandy Szigeti, the triple-threat team of Kathi-Carrol-Sandy, and the peerless tones of Ken Klinger. Z Mfg. Co. flourisheth.

Van Morrison appears through the courtesy of Warner Brothers Records. This album was mixed for compatible quadraphonic and stereo reproduction, and should provide an exceptional listening experience when heard on any high-quality playback system. The album was recorded and mixed, and is heard to greatest advantage, at high playback levels.

Notes:
Thanks to André T for sending all the production notes etc, and a cover scan.

Vanfan Al Jones listened closely to "Going Down" and reports:

Surprisingly, Van's contribution is minimal. Although the track runs 9:04, Van is not heard at all until 7:25. At 7:14 during an extended instrumental break, JHL suddenly says "Hey... Van... We are cooking." At 7:25 we finally hear Van sing "Going Down" once, followed by JHL: "Give Van a little taste. Van Morrison." For the next minute or so, Van ad-libs: "Going down. I'm going down-down-down-down-down. Wake up, I woke up at 6 o'clock this morning, 6 o'clock this morning and I was going down..."

For completists only, this track adds nothing to either man's legend.

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