John Lee Hooker – Burning Hell + Skip James – Today! (Bluesville Series) LP Bundle

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Release Date: July 26, 2024

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Both albums have been pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP and are housed in a paper-wrapped tip-on jacket in partnership with Acoustic Sounds. (AAA) lacquers cut from the original master tapes by Matthew Lutthans at The Mastering Lab. The albums contain an obi with liner notes by Scott Billington.

Burning Hell description:
Burning Hell was recorded in 1959 in Detroit, MI, but wasn’t released until 1964. Even then, it was only available in the UK. The album features Hooker solo as he plays originals and classics. AllMusic states that, on this album, “Hooker shows himself to be an excellent interpreter who could have held his own with Delta bluesmen of any era.”

Today! description:
Today! is Skip James’ second album, originally released in 1966. The album features James solo on all but one track, “How Long,” which includes Russ Savakus on bass.AllMusic asserts, “wonderful vocals, superb guitar and a couple of tunes with tasty piano make this essential.”

Burning Hell Tracklist

Side A:
1. Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
2. Crow Jane
3. Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues
4. Special Rider Blues
5. Drunken Spree
6. Cherryball

Side B:
1. How Long
2. All Night Long
3. Cypress Grove
4. Look Down the Road
5. My Gal
6. I’m So Glad


Today! Tracklist

Side A:
1. Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
2. Crow Jane
3. Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues
4. Special Rider Blues
5. Drunken Spree
6. Cherryball

Side B:
1. How Long
2. All Night Long
3. Cypress Grove
4. Look Down the Road
5. My Gal
6. I’m So Glad

Burning Hell Features:
- Released in partnership with Acoustic Sounds
- Pressed at QRP
- 180-gram LP
- OBI with notes written by Scott Billington
- John Lee Hooker solo acoustic album
- Never before released on LP outside of the UK
- Paper-wrapped tip on jacket
- First official worldwide single LP release
- (AAA) lacquers cut from the original master tapes by Matthew Lutthans at The Mastering Lab

Today! Features:
- Released in partnership with Acoustic Sounds
- Pressed at QRP
- 180-gram LP
- OBI with notes written by Scott Billington
- Paper-wrapped tip on jacket
- (AAA) lacquers cut from the original master tapes by Matthew Lutthans at The Mastering Lab
- All songs written by Skip James with the exception of “How Long,” written by Leroy Carr
- All songs performed by Skip James solo with the exception of “How Long,” which features Russ Savakus on bass