Although Orrin Keepnews' Riverside Records was primarily a jazz label, the company dabbled in blues in the 1960s – and one of the bluesmen who recorded for Riverside was John Lee Hooker. Recorded in 1960, this Keepnews-produced session came at a time when Hooker was signed to Vee-Jay. The last thing Keepnews wanted to do was emulate Hooker's electric-oriented, very amplified Vee-Jay output, which fared well among rock and R&B audiences. Keepnews had an acoustic country blues vision for the bluesman, and That's My Story favors a raw, stripped-down, bare-bones approach – no electric guitar, no distortion, no singles aimed at rock & rollers.
AMG have no review but 4 stars for this album. Powerful show The blind Boys Of Alabama made at the House Of Blues. I just love the "Blind Boys of Alabama". They are just incredible. At times when I want to just sit back, close my eyes and let my feelings go, I turn on the "Blind Boys of Alabama", and their music just brings out emotion like few others can. Very very good CD.