John Lee Hooker - It Serve You Right To Suffer


Analogue Productions (Impulse)



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DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download

DSD (Single Rate) 2.8MHz/64fs Download

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45 RPM Vinyl Record
Hybrid Stereo SACD

Total download size: 1.29GB

Cover art included, liner notes not included

Mastered from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray

John Lee Hooker himself did not know his exact date of birth. If he hadn't died at around the age of 80, this ageless musician would still be easily pulling the next generation to his gigs. Hooker remains a phenomenon, a mysterious figure of black rhythm and blues, a charismatic king who reigns supreme in rock 'n' roll's Hall of Fame. John W. Peters described his music as a synthesis of scorching emotional ardour, unrelenting rhythmic intensity, and original poetry of a highly personal character. Anyone hearing him for the first time may well be startled at the unfiltered passion and power of his music.

And another surprise is in store for those who compare Hooker's late recordings with those made in the Sixties. His unmistakable, raw voice has fully matured, but his incantory style of singing appears markedly finer and more flexible. And then there is the perfect gem of a rhythm group whose sinewy sounds fill the grooves with merciless gravitational force. It's enough to make your spine tingle!

Mastered by Kevin Gray.

John Lee Hooker, guitar, vocals
David "Panama" Francis, drums
Joe Galbreath, guitar
Milt Hinton, bass
William Wells, trombone


1. Shake It Baby
2. Country Boy
3. Bottle Up And Go
4. You're Wrong
5. Sugar Mama
6. Decoration Day
7. Money
8. It Serve You Right To Suffer

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Awesome classic!

posted on 03/06/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: A guy from Saskatoon
Although this recording is 48 years old, if it weren't for the youthfulness of Hook's voice, it sounds like it could have been recorded a week before his "Healer" recording. I own other versions of this album and none come close to this version. This DSD download, even though the album is short, is astounding on good equipment and well worth the money. It is in stereo. The soundstage is wide and you place each of the highly detailed instruments. This is a must for any fan of the Blues.

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