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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Luther's third album for Alligator finds the 50-something bluesman truly at the peak of his powers. His superb guitar playing has never been more focused, and his singing shows a fervent shouter in full command. But Allison's songwriting has made giant strides as well, and ten of the 14 tracks aboard feature him as a co-writer as well. The production by Jim Gaines delivers a modern-sounding album that stays firmly in the blues tradition while giving full vent to Luther's penchant for blending soul, rock and funk grooves into his musical stew. There are really no duff tracks aboard, but special attention should be paid to the sloppy but right slide guitar-meets-rock & roll ...
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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
Luther's third album for Alligator finds the 50-something bluesman truly at the peak of his powers. His superb guitar playing has never been more focused, and his singing shows a fervent shouter in full command. But Allison's songwriting has made giant strides as well, and ten of the 14 tracks aboard feature him as a co-writer as well. The production by Jim Gaines delivers a modern-sounding album that stays firmly in the blues tradition while giving full vent to Luther's penchant for blending soul, rock and funk grooves into his musical stew. There are really no duff tracks aboard, but special attention should be paid to the sloppy but right slide guitar-meets-rock & roll groove of "Low Down And Dirty," and Allison's incredibly hot minor key soloing at full rock volume on "Drowning At The Bottom," an acoustic duet with his son Bernard on "Playin' A Losing Game," and the grinding social commentary of "Pain In The Streets." If Allison had made albums like this for Motown 20-some years ago, it would be very interesting to speculate on how the blues history books just might have been rewritten.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/1997
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • UPC: 014551484929
  • Catalog Number: 514849
  • Sales rank: 61,301

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luther Allison Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Bernard Allison Guitar, Vocals
Lloyd Anderson Drums
Kurt Clayton Electric Piano
Willie Hayes Drums
Wayne Jackson Trombone, Trumpet
Darin James Drums
Andrew Love Tenor Saxophone
James Solberg Rhythm Guitar
Marla Glen Harmonica
Dave Smith Bass
Mike Vlahakis Hammond Organ, Electric Piano
Rick Steff Hammond Organ, Electric Piano
Ken Faltinson Bass
Steve Potts Drums
Technical Credits
Jerry Williams Composer
Jim Gaines Producer
Michael Iacopelli Mastering
Bruce Iglauer Mastering
Jeff Powell Engineer
Jason Rau Mastering
Malone Composer
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