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Blues Brother

7 July 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 29 Jun 1992
  • Label: Ace Records
  • Copyright: 1992 Ace Records
  • Total Length: 57:32
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  • ASIN: B001LA6AAW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 299,764 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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By XBBX on 7 Oct 2013
Format: Audio CD
I'm surprised that (at the time of writing) nobody has yet reviewed this CD.

"Blues Brother" is a 24 track collection of material recorded by John Lee Hooker for the Sensation label between 1948 and 1951. Mastered from the original tapes and lacquers it has an excellent sound quality.

For those who enjoy their Hooker as just the man, the guitar (sometimes electric, sometimes acoustic)and the stamping foot, this disc is for you. The only additional musicianship to be found here is a harmonica on two tracks, and a lead guitar on another.

Although this collection covers the same era as Hooker's more famous recordings for the Modern label, I find it to be a superior compilation to the well respected The Legendary Modern Recordings. Both CDs were released within a year of each other by Ace Records, but to my ears this one sounds far more alive, it "breathes" in a very natural and analogue way. This won't make sense to some, but others will understand; there are times when you really get a feel for the room in which the recording took place.

The tracks on Blues Brother were originally mastered in 1970 from the original tapes and vinyl recordings. It's probably safe to assume a relatively straight transfer of those 1970's masterings was made in 1992 for this collection.

In comparison the Legendary Modern Recordings was transferred and mastered in modern times, and I feel the more recent processing technology leaves them sounding a lot less "alive", as if a touch too much effort was made when it came to cleaning the tracks up.

As for the music, between those two albums I find Blues Brother again tips the scales.
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