Category Archives: JOHN LEE HOOKER

JOHN LEE HOOKER – chill out

Audio CD (February 21, 1995)
Original Release Date: February 21, 1995
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Virgin Records Us
Format:CD, Album
Sound Quality: FULL
Format: Mp3_256Kbps
Genre:BLUES

A beautiful album, the title track «Chill Out» with Carlos Santana is a killer tune! also the track with Van Morrison and Booker T. Jones «Serves me right to suffer/Syndicator»


Track Listings
01. Chill-Out (Things Gonna Change)
02. Deep Blue Sea
03. Kiddio
04. Medley:Serves Me Right To Suffer/Syndicator
05. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
06. Tupelo
07. Woman On My Mind
08. Anne Mae
09. Too Young
10. Talkin’ The Blues
11. If You’ve Never Been In Love
12. We’ll Meet Again

The Grammy Award-winning album Chill Out was released in 1995 and features a number of guest artists, including Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, Booker T. Jones, Charles Brown and Roy Rogers, on such Hooker classics as «One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer» and «Tupelo,» and the newly written title track.

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One of his finest ’90s recordings, Chill Out balances the guitar-glitz of Carlos Santana’s guest shot on the karmic title cut with a handful of profoundly deep Hooker solo performances. Among those are new versions of his standards «Tupelo» and «Annie Mae,» and the soulful «If You’ve Never Been in Love,» where expert slide-man Roy Rogers provides subtle accompaniment to Hooker’s spontaneous storytelling. The band numbers that bookend the album are weak, relying on Hooker’s strong vocal presence to overcome sketchy writing. Van Morrison, pianist Charles Brown, and M.G.’s leader Booker T. Jones also lend a hand. But Hooker doesn’t need anybody’s help to get to the passionate heart of his blues. One last note: Anton Corbijn’s CD-booklet photographs of ol’ Johnny Lee are terrific.
–Ted Drozdowski