On Saturday, July 6th, 1974, ¬†John Lee Hooker was one of the attractions at an all-day festival attended by 6,000 people. The event took place in Gardner, Massachusetts and was called ‘Down In The Dumps’ perhaps the first in what was proposed as a series of musical events to be held in the city land-fill area! Luckily, Hooker’s performance with his band The Coast To Coast Blues Band, was captured on a three camera shoot and broadcast on cable television in local cities and towns.
Hooker performs : It Serves You Right to Suffer, Sweet Sweet Thing, Boom Booom, Whiskey & Women, Boogie, Encore/Medley
This was shot at a period when Hooker was perhaps best known by the rock fraternity for his earlier collaboration with Canned Heat, and before his appearance in The Blues Borthers film and well before his million selling The Healer set.
The DVD set is due for release next month by MVD Entertainment Group.