Luther's Blues: A Tribute to Luther Allison

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Walter Trout pays tribute to blues icon Luther Allison on his 23rd solo release Luther's Blues. 12 of the 13 tracks on the CD are associated with Allison except for the Trout original, "When Luther Played the Blues." Trout first met Luther in Switzerland at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1986, which provided the location shot for the CD cover. Trout maintains he had the idea for this album since that first meeting. The songs Trout chose to cover are taken from Allison's albums Songs from the Road, Bad Love, Blue Streak, Reckless, and Soul Fixin' Man. As usual, Trout's guitar dexterity is undisputed, but his top-notch vocal work deserves equal attention, especially on the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Walter Trout pays tribute to blues icon Luther Allison on his 23rd solo release Luther's Blues. 12 of the 13 tracks on the CD are associated with Allison except for the Trout original, "When Luther Played the Blues." Trout first met Luther in Switzerland at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1986, which provided the location shot for the CD cover. Trout maintains he had the idea for this album since that first meeting. The songs Trout chose to cover are taken from Allison's albums Songs from the Road, Bad Love, Blue Streak, Reckless, and Soul Fixin' Man. As usual, Trout's guitar dexterity is undisputed, but his top-notch vocal work deserves equal attention, especially on the heart-wrenching tracks "Freedom," and "Pain in the Streets." In an era where blues tribute albums are abundant, and in some cases the tribute is anything but, Luther's Blues rises to the top with the best of them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2013
  • Label: Mascot
  • UPC: 819873010067
  • Catalog Number: 74152
  • Sales rank: 26,526

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Back (4:31)
  2. 2 Cherry Red Wine (4:22)
  3. 3 Move from the Hood (3:32)
  4. 4 Bad Love (5:14)
  5. 5 Big City (6:25)
  6. 6 Chicago (5:15)
  7. 7 Just as I Am (5:10)
  8. 8 Low Down and Dirty (4:19)
  9. 9 Pain in the Streets (5:46)
  10. 10 All the King's Horses (5:48)
  11. 11 Freedom (7:22)
  12. 12 Luther Speaks (0:24)
  13. 13 When Luther Played the Blues (7:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Walter Trout Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Luther Allison Vocals
Deacon Jones Hammond B3
Bernard Allison Vocals, Slide Guitar
Skip Edwards Piano, Keyboards
Sam Avila Hammond B3
Michael Leasure Drums
Rick Knapp Bass
Technical Credits
Luther Allison Composer
James Solberg Composer
Walter Trout Composer, Producer
Maor Appelbaum Mastering
Marie Trout Management
Eric Corne Producer
Carolyn "Rocky" Brown Composer
Roy Koch Artwork
Mattes Composer
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