Never Get Out of These Blues Alive

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Never Get Out of These Blues Alive
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Studio album by John Lee Hooker
Released 1972
Recorded September 28 - September 29, 1971
Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
Genre Country blues, Delta blues, Detroit blues
Length 39:50
Label ABC
Producer Ed Michel
John Lee Hooker chronology
Endless Boogie
Never Get Out of These Blues Alive
Free Beer and Chicken
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record Guide A–[2]

Never Get Out of These Blues Alive is a studio album by American blues musician John Lee Hooker, released in 1972 by ABC Records and recorded from September 28 through September 29, 1971. The album features Van Morrison, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, and Steve Miller.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Hooker, except noted.

  1. "Bumble Bee Blues" – 4:12
  2. "Hit the Road" – 2:57
  3. "Country Boy – 6:59
  4. "Boogie with the Hook" – 6:32
  5. "T.B. Sheets" (Hooker, Van Morrison) – 4:58
  6. "Letter to My Baby" – 3:57
  7. "Never Get Out of These Blues Alive" – 10:15


Charting history[edit]

Chart Peak
Billboard Top Jazz Albums[3] 130


  1. ^ AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "John Lee Hooker". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 0899190251. 
  3. ^ "Never Get Out of These Blues Alive – Allmusic – Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-07-21.