That's My Story

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That's My Story
Studio album by John Lee Hooker
Released 1960
Recorded February 9, 1960
Studio Reeves Sound Studios in New York
Genre Blues
Length 44:43
Label Riverside
Producer Orrin Keepnews
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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.[2] 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.[2]

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Down Beat 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[4]

That's My Story was released in 1960 to positive reviews from The Jazz Review[5] and New York Times critic Robert Shelton.[6] By the time of the album's release, Hooker's Delta blues style of playing had influenced and become part of the "folk boom" in the United States.[7] Mojo later cited the record as the point when Hooker had "developed the more ruminative side of his work".[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Lee Hooker.[2]

  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


Credits for That's My Story adapted from liner notes.[2]

  • 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


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


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