Recorded at: Rix Recording, Burbank, and Brother Cous-Cous 3-D House of Sound, Nash DeVille.
Mixed at: Entropy Recording, Nash Vegas.
Mastered by Helge Halve Recording Service, Hamburg
"I recorded the first track of this CD within two weeks of the passing of the great bluesman, John Lee Hooker.
I had to cover this song because I have owned and listened to John Lee's original 45 since college (quite awhile ago). Even now it continues to spin on my old Seeburg jukebox at home in heavy rotation. His "Live At The Cafe A Go-Go" was probably the first real blues record I ever listened to intently. It was deep, mysterious, scary, and amazing, all at once.
Many years later when I found myself on the same bill with him, I was again awestruck by his voice and intensity. It was still deep, mysterious, scary and still awesomely amazing!
This version of his song, "Mr. Lucky", is intended as a tribute to him with thanks for the inspiration he provided to all of us who have been lucky enough to know his great music. I hope somewhere he will flash a gold-tooth smile when he hears it."
The Almighty, Christian Thiel, Irene Bodschwinna, Jerry Cohen, Hans Cuny & Peermusic, Michael Au, Alec Cast, Bob & Toni Thompson, Shane & Jim, Jimmy DiJulio, Ian Wallace, Gary Mallaber, Tony Marsico, Bob Glaub, Elmo Washington, John Herron, John "Juke" Logan, Mark T. Jordan, Richard Feldman, Jim Glass, Steve Moos, Mimi & Russ, Pop-pop, Uncle Mark, Uncle Erik, Uncle Greg, Der-Fraggle, Sandy Spear, Henry Diltz, Rosie Flores, Bruse Iglauer, Marty Adelson, and last but not least, all of my worldwide friends and fans who supported "Lucky Devils" and my other musical journeys.
THANKS TO THESE COMPANIES FOR THEIR SUPPORT:
Joe Naylor - Reverend Musical Instruments
Alain Cola - Dell'Arte Instruments
Paul McGill - McGill Guitars
Richie Owens - Owens Guitars
Cara Hogan - Epiphone
Tim Godwin - Line 6
Larry Dalton - Fishman
Ladd Temple - Peavey
Dr. Z Amplifiers
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