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The House of Blue Lights is a rhythm and blues album by the soul music artist Don Covay & the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band. It was released in 1969 on Atlantic Records.

The House of Blue Lights
Studio album by
RecordedHerb Abramson's A-1 Studio
GenreRhythm and blues, electric blues, soul blues, blues rock
LabelAtlantic Records
Sepia Tone Records
ProducerDon Covay
Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band chronology
See Saw The House of Blue Lights Country Funk
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Unlike Covay's previous two more Southern soul oriented albums, Covay teamed with former Shirelles guitarist Joe Richardson and folk musician John Hammond in the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band, in an attempt at an underground blues rock.[2]

The album was re-issued on compact disc on September 26, 2002 by Sepia Tone Records.


Track listingEdit

  1. "Key to the Highway" (Big Bill Broonzy, Charles Segar) – 2:21
  2. "Mad Dog Blues" (Don Covay, Joe Richardson) – 3:28
  3. "The Blues Don't Knock" (John Denioa, Sidney Wyche) – 3:11
  4. "Blues Ain't Nothin' but a Good Woman on Your Mind" (Covay, Richardson) – 3:12
  5. "The House of Blue Lights, Pt. 1" (Covay) – 7:33
  6. "Four Women" (Covay) – 3:34
  7. "Steady Roller" (Covay, John Hammond Jr.) – 3:17
  8. "Homemade Love" (Covay) – 6:26
  9. "But I Forgive You Blues" (Hudson Whittaker) – 2:31
  10. "Shut Your Mouth" (Dave Clowney) – 3:23
  11. "The House of Blue Lights, Pt. 2" (Covay) – 4:09


External linksEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Jason Ankeny, "Don Covay > Biography", Allmusic Website. Retrieved 29 December 2006.