That's My Story

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For the song by Collin Raye, see That's My Story (song).
That's My Story
Studio album by John Lee Hooker
Released 1960
Recorded February 9, 1960
Reeves Sound Studios
(New York, New York)
Genre Blues
Length 44:43
Label Riverside
12-321
Producer Orrin Keepnews
John Lee Hooker chronology
I'm John Lee Hooker
(1960)
That's My Story
(1960)
Travelin '​
(1960)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Down Beat 4/5 stars[2]
Green Left Weekly favorable[3]
The Jazz Review favorable[4]
The New York Times favorable[5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[6]

That's My Story is a studio album by American blues musician John Lee Hooker, released in 1960 on Riverside Records.[1] The album was recorded in one session on February 9, 1960 at Reeves Sound Studio in New York City.[7] It was produced by Orrin Keepnews and features the rhythm section from saxophonist Cannonball Adderley's group, which included bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Hayes.[7]

By the time of That's My Story '​s release, Hooker's delta-form of playing had influenced and become part of the "folk boom".[8] Mojo cited the album as the point when Hooker "developed the more ruminative side of his work".[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Lee Hooker.[7]

  1. "I Need Some Money" – 2:25
  2. "Come on and See About Me" – 3:06
  3. "I'm Wanderin'" – 5:12
  4. "Democrat Man" – 3:27
  5. "I Want to Talk About You" – 3:02
  6. "Gonna Use My Rod" – 4:20
  7. "Wednesday Evenin' Blues" – 3:34
  8. "No More Doggin' " – 2:42
  9. "One of These Days" – 4:05
  10. "I Believe I'll Go Back Home" – 3:42
  11. "You're Leavin' Me, Baby" – 3:51
  12. "That's My Story" – 4:34

Personnel[edit]

Credits for That's My Story adapted from liner notes.[7]

  • Paul Bacon – design, cover production
  • Ken Braren – design, cover production
  • Louis Hayes – drums
  • Jack Higgins – engineer
  • John Lee Hooker – guitar, vocals
  • Sam Jones – bass
  • Orrin Keepnews – producer, liner notes
  • Harris Lewine – design, cover production
  • Tony McPhee – guitar
  • Lawrence Shustak – photography

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Koda, Cub. Review: That's My Story. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-15.
  2. ^ Columnist. "Review: That's My Story". Down Beat: v. 27. 1960.
  3. ^ Columnist. Review: That's My Story. Green Left Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-08-15.
  4. ^ Columnist. "Review: That's My Story". The Jazz Review: 44. v. 3. 1960.
  5. ^ Shelton, Robert. "Review: That's My Story". The New York Times: 25. April 7, 1961.
  6. ^ Hoard, Christian. "Review: That's My Story". Rolling Stone: November 2, 2004.
  7. ^ a b c d Track listing and credits as per liner notes for That's My Story CD reissue
  8. ^ Product Page: That's My Story. Muze. Retrieved on 2009-08-15.
  9. ^ "Review: That's My Story". Mojo (EMAP): 169. October 2001. 

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