Don't Turn Me from Your Door (Atco)

John Lee Hooker
Don't Turn Me from Your Door
(a.k.a. Detroit Special)

Current: Atco 7-82365-2 (1992)
Original Release: Atco 33-151/Atlantic SD 7228 (1963/72) see notes
Specifications: 1 disc, 16 tracks, duration approx. 44 minutes
Mono, ADD
Recorded: Miami, July 1953 (except 03, 06, 09 and 14, recorded Miami, 1961)
Tracks: 01. Stuttering Blues [02:18]
De Luxe 6032, Rockin' 525 (both as
John Lee Booker), Atco LP 151
, Atlantic LP 7228
02. Pouring Down Rain [02:37] (alt. take of Wobbling Baby)
De Luxe 6032, Rockin' 525 (both as
John Lee Booker), Atco LP 151, Atlantic LP 7228
03. You Lost a Good Man [02:52]
Atco LP 151, Atlantic LP 7228
04. Love My Baby [02:38]
Atco LP 151, Atlantic LP 7228
05. Misbelieving Baby [02:32] (mistitled from Sleepy Blues (instrumental))
Atco LP 151, Atlantic LP 7228
06. Drifting Blues [03:33]
(Moore-Brown-Williams) EMI-Unart Catalog, Inc., BMI
Atco LP 151, Atlantic LP 7228
07. Wobbling Baby [02:39]
Chart 609, Atlantic LP 7228
08. Goin' South [03:09]
(John Lee Hooker) Publisher not listed on CD
Chart 609, Atlantic LP 7228
09. Don't Turn Me from Your Door [02:45] (a.k.a. Don't Turn Me Away from Your Door)
Atco LP 151, Atlantic LP 7228
10. My Baby Don't Love Me [03:03]
De Luxe 6046, (as John Lee Booker), Atco LP 151, Atlantic LP 7228
11. I Ain't Got Nobody [02:30] (mistitled from Hook's Boogie (instrumental))
Atco LP 151, Atlantic LP 7228
12. Real Real Gone [02:27]
De Luxe 6046, (as John Lee Booker), Atco LP 151, Atlantic LP 7228
13. Guitar Lovin' Man [02:43] (a.k.a. Lovin' Guitar Man)
De Luxe 6004, Rockin' 524 (both as
John Lee Booker), Atco LP 151
, Atlantic LP 7228
14. Talk About Your Baby [02:35]
Atco LP 151, Atlantic LP 7228
15. Blue Monday [02:32] (a.k.a. I Ain't Got Nobody)
Chart 614, De Luxe 6004, Rockin' 524 (latter two both as
John Lee Booker)
,
Atlantic LP 7228
16. My Baby Put Me Down [02:34]
Chart 614, Atlantic LP 7228
References: Atco LP 151 Don't Turn Me from Your Door (Atco 33-151, 1963)
Atlantic LP 7228 Detroit Special (Atlantic SD 7228, 1972)
Personnel: John Lee Hooker vocals; guitar
Eddie Kirkland vocals on 13; guitar on 02, 07, 13
Earl ?
bass on 03, 06, 09, 14

Produced by Henry Stone

All songs written by John Lee Hooker, and published by Boogie One Music/Megatron Music Management, Inc., BMI, except where indicated

Cover by Stanislaw Zagorski

Digitally remastered from the original mono master tapes by Stephen Innocenzi at Atlantic Studios, NYC, December, 1991
Reissue producer
Yves Beauvais

Includes original Detroit Special liner notes by Pete Lowry

Notes: As far as I can make out, all these tracks were produced and owned by Henry Stone.   Tracks 01, 02, 07, 08, 10, 12, 13, 15 and 16 had all been released as singles on the De Luxe, Chart and/or Rockin' labels.

On July 7th, 1961 however, Atlantic bought the sides from Henry Stone, remastering them and giving them new matrix numbers.  Then, in 1963, all the tracks here except 07, 08, 15 and 16 were released as Atco LP 151 Don't Turn Me from Your Door.

In 1971, Atlantic repackaged it as Detroit Special, including the other four tracks.

In 1991, the tracks from Detroit Special were digitally remastered, with this CD being released the following year.  I expect the cover comes from the 1963 release.

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INFORMATION SOURCES
Cover: Scanned myself
Release Details: From my CD, and from the Boogie Chillen book, respectively.  Dates for original releases from ???
Specifications: Details from my CD.
Recorded: Details from Boogie Chillen book (note: the CD states that the 1953 tracks were recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1953).
Tracks: Names, writing and publishing credits, and times from the CD.  Alternative names and appearances from Boogie Chillen book.
Personnel: Musician credits from Boogie Chillen book (the CD puts Eddie Kirkland on tracks 02, 13 and 15 on vocals AND guitar - I checked with my ears, and found Boogie Chillen's credits to be correct).  The other credits are from the CD.