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  Audio Fidelity -
  AFZ 005
  John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen'
  "Boogie Chillen'"

John Lee Hooker
Track listing:
  1. Hey, 'S The House Rent Boogie (1950)
2. I'm In The Mood (1951)
3. Do My Baby Think Of Me? (1951)
4. I'm Gonna Git Me A Woman (1951)
5. Four Women In My Life (1951)
6. Yes, Baby, Baby (1952)
7. Let's Talk It Over (One More Time) (1951)
8. Baby, How Can You Do It? (1951)
9. Bluebird, Take A Letter Down South (1952)
10. Boogie Chillen' (1948)
11. It Hurts Me So (1952)
12. Down Child (1953)
13. Gonna Boogie (1953)
14. Bad Boy (1954)
15. Baby, I'm Gonna Miss You (1954)
16. Half A Stranger (1954)
17. Rock House Boogie (1952)
18. Baby, You Ain't No Ugly Good (1954)
19. Lookin' For A Woman (1954)
20. The Syndicator (1954)
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Review by FredCamp July 19, 2003 (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This SACD has quickly come to be one of my favorites. Great tunes, great performances -- all remeastered by Steve "King Midas" Hoffman. The cover tells you that the song "Boogie Chillen'" was remastered from a 78 disc, as tape wasn't used for recordings back then, but this information is not a warning. It's more of a reason to marvel at Hooker's mastery and Hoffman's golden touch. Every track sounds like it was recorded recently -- maybe not yesterday, but certainly within the last few years. The sound is improved, but the tradition is still there. Hooker's tapping-foot percussion provides a hypnotic back-beat.

If you love the blues and/or John Lee Hooker and/or Steve Hoffman's work, you must have this disc.

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Review by clef April 22, 2006 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
I was a bit disappointed after I bought this SACD. I listen to Stereo sound. For the old recordings I believe the sound of this SACD is convincing but mono music on a SACD? Strange. The guitar rhythmn and the singing of John Lee Hooker is lovely and very natural. But nearly the complete album are choruses but I expected also some spectacular solos - in vain. Only the title "The Syndicator" fits to my prospects. If you're not an absolut John Lee Hooker Fan - I agree with Croc you better listen to this disc before you buy it.

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Review by Croc December 18, 2003 (1 of 5 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
when i listened to this disc for the first time i sayd "what is this? this sounds like cr@p!".

it didn't sound like modern good sounding CD.
neither it sounded as 40 years old.

there was an impression that mic's were pushed too close to John's mouth and his guitar.

in short - i was very pissed off by its sound.
it sounded to raw to me.
i didn't enjoy it at all.

after about a week i came back to it - and this time i liked it.
and after few tracks i started to enjoy it.

i don't know - perhaps i'm just a crazy "audiophile" - but i would recomend you better to listen this disc before you buy it.

as for the John performance - it's fantastic!
he is yonger - and more original anmd energetic.

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