Little Hatch – Goin’ Back (1998/2013) DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Little Hatch – Goin’ Back (1998/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 57:47 minutes | 2,27 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 57:47 minutes | 1,07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Digital Booklet
Genre: Blues | © APO Records

With APO’s release of yet another superior collection of contemporary blues recordings, it’s clear that special things are happening at a converted cathedral in Salina, Kansas, called Blue Heaven Studios. One day, while APO artist Jimmie Lee Robinson was laying down his impressive legacy for the ace release “Remember Me”, a scarcely recorded Kansas City harmonica legend named Provine Hatch, known as “Little Hatch”, walked in with his wife for a look. After Hatch was asked to cut loose in spectacular fashion with tape rolling, guitar wizard Bill Nye was enlisted to fan the flames. Little Hatch proceeded to record the songs for “Goin’ Back”, mostly in single takes. Check out “She’s Nineteen Years Old” to hear a fine renewal of the Muddy Waters classic; “The Sky Is Crying” for his creative revisitation of Elmore James; and his superlative version of Jimmy Reed’s “You Don’t Have to Go”.

Pull up a porch chair, lean it back on two legs and enjoy the music of Kansas City blues legend Little Hatch on Goin Back. They love the little man in Kansas City – where the traditional blues harmonica player’s birthday has been proclaimed Little Hatch Day in honor of his broad fan support – and you’ll love the sound that has been lighting up the KC nightclub sky and other venues for years.

APO owner Chad Kassem first heard the harmonica player in the early 1980s at the Grand Emporium in Kansas City – when Kassem was still flipping burgers and not even thinking about the music business – and was amazed at how few recordings Little Hatch had made (one at the time, The Little Hatchet LP in 1972).

Little Hatch (who was once nicknamed Little Walter Jr. but changed it becuase his music deserved a name of its own), made this unplanned and unrehearsed recording for Kassem’s APO label at Blue Heaven Studios when Hatch found himself as a spectator during another recording session. He couldn’t help himself and cut loose while the tape rolled along with the masterful guitar accompaniment of longtime associate Bill Dye.

In about three hours, Little Hatch completed 15 cuts, most on the first take. The result was traditional, raw, dirty blues at its finest with hamonica and slide guitar. The acoustics of the grand old church make it sound like Little Hatch is, indeed, playing just for you on your back porch or in your living room.


01 – Rock Me Baby
02 – Woke Up This Morning
03 – She’s Nineteen Years Old
04 – Fannie Mae
05 – The Sky Is Crying
06 – Baby, Scratch My Back
07 – You Don’t Have To Go
08 – Buzz On
09 – Long As My Right Arm
10 – Your Friends
11 – I Got A Woman
12 – Glory Glory

Produced by Chad Kassem.
Recorded by David Baker on February 15 & May 25, 1998 at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, KS.
Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering, Camarillo, CA.

A flat and direct transfer to DSD from the original analog tape master with all the dynamics and the tone of the original mixes.



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