When my first wife quit me

Alternate title
When my wife quit me

609 Lafayette Street
Detroit, MI, August 1948

Original release

John Lee Hooker, vcl/gtr

Produced by
Elmer Barbee

By 1948, Hooker came to the attention of Elmer Barbee, a local record shop owner. Barbee arranged to have several demos recorded. He or Hooker later presented the recordings to Bernard "Bernie" Besman, who ran the Detroit area's only professional record company.