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Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive
John Lee Hooker

MCA Records MCAD-31361
(Released 1972)

  1. Bumblebee, Bumblebee (4:12)
  2. Hit the Road (2:57)
  3. Country Boy (6:59)
  4. Boogie With the Hook (6:32)
  5. T. B. Sheets (4:58)
  6. Letter To My Baby (3:57)
  7. Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive (10:15)
    Total time: (39:50)

John Lee Hooker: guitar/vocal (all tracks)
Robert Hooker: organ (1,4,5,7), electric piano (2,3)
Steven Miller: organ (3)
Cliff Coulter: electric piano (1,6)
Benny Rowe: slide guitar (1)
Elvin Bishop: slide guitar (3,7)
Luther Tucker: guitar (1,2,5,6)
Gino Skaggs: Fender bass (1,2,3,4,7), bass (5)
Mel Brown: bass guitar (3,6), guitar (4)
Ron Beck: drums (1,6)
Charlie Musselwhite: harmonica (2,3)
Ken Swank: drums (2,4,5,7)
Chuck Crimelli: drums (3)
Michael White: violin (4,5)
Mark Naftalin: piano (4,6,7)
Paul Wood: guitar (4)
John Kahn: Fender bass (6)
Ray Maccarty: guitar (6)
Van Morrison: guitar/vocal (7)

Liner notes:
Recorded September 28 and 29, 1971, at Wally Heider Recording, San Francisco; engineering by Ken Hopkins, assisted by Rick Stanley. Mixed at the Village Recorder, Los Angeles; engineered by Baker Bigsby. Photography and original design by Philip Melnick. Special thanks to the Los Angeles Rapid Transit District for their splendid cooperation; to Professor Lumetta for his able assistance; and to Mr. Edward Hyde for providing constant inspiration and support.

Someone has suggested that the figure in the driver's seat on the cover image may be Van Morrison... The "T. B. Sheets" track is mistakenly credited to John Lee Hooker.

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