If You Miss 'Im...I Got 'Im (BGO)

John Lee Hooker
If You Miss 'Im...I Got 'Im

Current: Beat Goes On CD 392 (BGOCD392, 1998, U.K.)
Current: MCA CD 013651 (MCAD013651, Germany)
Current: Phantom CD 463142 If You Miss Em...I Got Em (PID 463142, 1998, U.K.)
Reissue: MCA LP 1365 omits track 08
Original Release: Bluesway LP 6038 (BLS 6038, 1970)
Specifications: 1 disc, 9 tracks, duration approx. 47 minutes
Stereo, AAD
Recorded: Vault Recordings, Los Angeles, May 29th, 1969
Tracks: 01. The Hookers (If You Miss 'im...I Got 'im) [04:44] BW LP 6038
(John Lee Hooker) MCA Music Ltd.
02. Baby, I Love You [04:11] BW LP 6038
(John Lee Hooker) EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
03. Lonesome Mood [05:15] BW LP 6038
(John Lee Hooker) MCA Music Ltd.
04. Bang Bang Bang Bang [04:48] BW LP 6038
(John Lee Hooker) Anchor Music Ltd.
05. If You Take Care of Me, I'll Take Care of You [03:38] BW LP 6038
(John Lee Hooker) MCA Music Ltd.
06. Baby, Be Strong [05:07] BW LP 6038
(John Lee Hooker) Copyright Control
07. I Wanna Be Your Puppy, Baby [08:15] BW LP 6038
(John Lee Hooker) MCA Music Ltd.
08. I Don't Care When You Go [02:40] BW LP 6038
(John Lee Hooker) Copyright Control
09. Have Mercy on My Soul! [07:55] BW LP 6038
(John Lee Hooker) MCA Music Ltd.
References: BW LP 6038 If You Miss 'Im...I Got 'Im (Bluesway BLS 6038, 1970)
Personnel: John Lee Hooker vocals; guitar
Jeffrey Carp harmonica on 01-08
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker piano/organ
Earl Hooker guitar
Paul Asbell guitar on 04, 09
Chester "Gino" Skaggs bass
Roosevelt Shaw drums

Produced by Ed Michel
Engineered by
Ed Fournier

Photos by Phil Melnick (note: the All-Music Guide lists this guy as an engineer)
Original Design by
George Whitman

Liner notes by Tony Russell

Notes: Three additional recordings from these sessions are available on the MCA CD issue of Urban Blues.  Another track, titled Walking The Floor Over You remains unissued.
Online: No audio: All-Music Guide


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INFORMATION SOURCES
Cover: Scanned myself
Release Details: MCA issues' catalogue numbers from Blues Records.

BGO details from my CD.

'Phantom' issue details from Amazon.com and CD Universe.

Original issue catalogue number from Boogie Chillen book.  Date of issue from BGO CD.

Specifications: Details from my BGO CD.
Recorded: Details from my BGO CD.
Tracks: Names from my BGO CD.

Track durations arrived at by putting my BGO CD in my CD player and using a combination of powers, namely fingers, buttons and eyes.

Details of other appearances and references taken from Boogie Chillen book.

Songwriting and publishing credits lifted from my BGO CD.

Personnel: Musician credits an wrestled from an amalgamation of Boogie Chillen book, BGO CD packaging, and listening to the CD (ears/common sense).

Other credits from my BGO CD.