John B. Ivey | Denver | 08/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It was with great delight that I purchased this CD. As a long-time John Hammond fanatic, I waited a long time for this release. Normally, by virtue of Hammonds singing and guitar/harp playing, I would give this release a 5-star review. That being said, The Source Point portion of this release is classic John Hammond. The all-around performance is brilliant. It's the I'm Satisfied portion that I have a little trouble with. While John's performance is fine to very good, Delaney Bramletts production seems a little cluttered. While Bramlett has been a fine producer for other artists (i.e.Eric Clapton), he seems to have taken a mis-step with Hammond. Hammond band recordings sound better in a more traditional setting, not the tambourine-shaking,R'n'B Gospel mode that Delaney favored in those days. Still, if you're a big John Hammond fan, you're going to like this CD. How about 4 and 1/2 Stars?"
Old John Hammond
Ted H. Cashion | Memphis | 08/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Admittedly, I'm biased. "I'm Satisfied" was the first blues album I ever bought; still have it, too. Meanwhile, been looking for it on CD (yes, I can rip and burn from the LP, but that's a last resort). The album sounds as good and fresh today as it did way back when. And picking up "Source Point" was a treat. If you're a fan of John Hammond, then you owe it to yourself to hear these two recordings."
BOB DYLAN's Guitar player for years!
Jeff Harberts | AZ | 09/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Seriosly, This guy played on Dylan's '60's albums. John Can play it like no other! These 2 fine blues style ablums from the 1970's are finally out on cd! - Just in time too, for I have been playing the lp's just a few to many times - I enjoy Hammond from the early 1960's albums of acoustic blues to the 2007 release. Electric or Acoustic blues - John, keep the jams coming & I'll keep supporting it - I love to play 'em all!"