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Mr. Lucky is the name of an album by John Lee Hooker from 1991. It is, as always when John Lee Hooker makes an album, excellent blues. I have had it in my collection for a few years, probably from 1991 or 1992, but never opened the inlay card (you know the piece of paper you get in a CD crystal case with the cover artwork on). Until yesterday that is.

I was really surprised to see so many outstanding musicians listed on this album, and that is without stopping it from being all and through John Lee Hooker. Amazing. Anyway, here is the content of the sleeve note for the CD:


I Want to Hug You

2:52
Words and Music by John Lee Hooker
Published by Conrad Music, a div of Arc Music, Inc. (BMI)

John Lee Hooker — vocals, guitar
Johnnie Johnsonpiano
Michael Osborn — guitar
Steve Ehrmannbass
Scott Mathewsdrums

Mr. Lucky

4:38
Words and Music by John Lee Hooker & Al Smith
Published by EMI Unart Catalog, Inc. (BMI)

John Lee Hooker — vocals, guitar
The Robert Cray Band:
Robert Cray — guitar, vocals
Richard Cousins — bass
Jimmy Pughorgan
Tim Kaihatsu — guitar
Kevin Hayes — drums

Backstabbers

2:52
Words and Music by John Lee Hooker & Al Smith
Published by King of Boogie Music, adm. by Bug/Boogie One Music, adm. by Bug/EMI Unart Catalog Inc./Megatron Music (BMI)

John Lee Hooker — vocals, guitar
Albert Collins — guitar
Deacon Jones — organ
Ken Bakersaxophone
Jim Guyett — bass
Bowen Brown — drums

This is Hip

3:23
Words and Music by John Lee Hooker
Published by Boogie One Music, adm. by Bug/Megatron Music (BMI)

John Lee Hooker — guitar, vocals
Ry Cooder — guitar
Johnnie Johnsonpiano
Nick Lowe — bass
Jim Keitner — drums
Bobby King — vocals
Terry Evans — vocals
Willie Greene — vocals

I Cover the Waterfront

6:39
Words and Music by John Lee Hooker
Published by Boogie One Music, adm. by Bug/Megatron Music (BMI)

John Lee Hooker — vocals
Van Morrison — vocals, guitar
Booker T. Jones — organ
Maurice Cridlin — bass
Scott Mathews — drums

Highway 13

6:32
Words and Music by John Lee Hooker
Published by King of Boogie Music (BMI), adm. by Bug

John Lee Hooker — guitar, vocals
John Hammondslide guitar, harmonica
Steve Ehrmann — bass
Scott Mathews — drums

Stripped Me Naked

4:18
Words by John Lee Hooker Music by Carlos Santana, Benny Rietveld, Chester Thompson
Published by King of Boogie Music, adm. by Bug/Light Music/Talosian Butthead Music (BMI)/Urmilla Music (ASCAP)

John Lee Hooker — vocals
Carlos Santana — guitar
Chester Thompson — keyboards
Benny Rietveld — bass
Paul Rekowcongas
Gaylord Birch — drums
Karl Perazzotimbales

Susie

4:23
Words and Music by John Lee Hooker
Published by King of Boogie Music, adm. by Bug

John Lee Hooker — guitar, vocals
Johnny Winter — guitar
Jeffrey Ganz — bass
Tom Compton — drums

Crawlin' Kingshake

3:20
Words and Music by John Lee Hooker
Published by LaCienega Music (BMI)

John Lee Hooker — guitar, vocals
Keith Richards — guitar
Larry Taylor — bass
Scott Mathews — drums

Father Was a Jockey

4:58
Words and Music by John Lee Hooker
Published by King of Boogie Music (BMI), adm. by Bug

John Lee Hooker — guitar, vocals
John Hammond — guitar, harmonica
Steve Ehrmann — bass
Scott Mathews — drums


Albert Collins appears courtesy of Virgin Records, Ltd.
Robert Cray appears courtesy of Mercury/Polygram Records, Inc.
Terry Evans appears courtesy of Rounder Records
Bobby King appears courtesy of Rounder Records
Nick Lowe appears courtesy of Reprise Records
Van Morrison appears courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Keith Richards appears courtesy of Promotone b. v. and Virgin Records America, Inc.
Johnny Winter appears courtesy of Virgin Records, Ltd.

The Music on this Compact Disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to preserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of its high resolution, however, the Compact Disc can reveal limitations of the source tape.

Produced by Roy Rogers
except This Is Hip produced by Ry Cooder & Roy Rogers
and Stripped Me Naked produced by Carlos Santana
Executive Producer: Mike Kappus
Mixed and Engineered by: Sam Lehmer

Recorded at Russian Hill Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA except 'This Is Hip' engineered by Allen Sides and recorded and mixed at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA and 'Stripped Me Naked' engineered and mixed by Arne Frager and recorded at The Plant, Sausalito, CA
Mastered by John Acoca at Rocket Lab, San Francisco, CA
Special Thanks: Andrew Lauder, John Wooler, Jane Rose, Bruce Kuhlman, Barry Siegel, Teddy Status, Hilton Weinberg, Jeffrey Taylor Light, Judith Riley, Mark Furman, Lucy Launder, Russian Hill recording staff, Tom Chauncery, Steve Lee, Brad Madison, Alix Woznick and the Rosebud staff.

Concept & Talent Coordination: Mike Kappus
Management: The Rosebud Agency, San Francisco, CA

Art Direction: Steve Samiof
Photography: Steven W. Lewis
Design: Carol Bobolts/Red Herring Design

This Album is dedicated to the memory of Stevie Ray Vaughan

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I have in some cases modified CAPITALIZATION since it otherwise would seem too much like screaming

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