Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Live in Paris
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wonder why no one has reviewed this one yet. I wonder how many people have bought this one. I can see why one may not immediately pick this one up. First it only has ten songs on it and second most of the songs are not even Luther's. well, let me set the records straight. even though there are only ten songs on the disc you get almost 70 minutes worth of music - lots of extended jams from an excellent band. second, yes the track listing for the most part reads like a generic blues greatest hits disc: "Thrill is Gone", "Little red rooster", "Early in the Morning", "Rock Me baby", etc I can't stress enough that Luther really digs into these songs and puts his own spin on each. "thrill is Gone" which clocks in at over nine minutes is just amazing. The middle solo section is highly funkified and the final section where luther sings along note for note with his guitar solo, (Similar to albert collins), chills just run up and down my spine. The man was an excellent live performer and he really shows it on this disc. Of course it doesn't hurt that it was recorded in Paris where he actually got the recognition he so richly deserved. The music deserves five stars, but the production knocks it down to four stars. The audience is virtually inaudible and this takes away from the live feel of the disc. You can hear Luther playing to the audience, but you can't hear how they react. Also, at the beginning of the disc you can hear the sound man turning knobs to get the mix right because the guitar fades in and out for a minute or so until the sound is just right. even after this though there are a couple spots where he is still changing the mix slightly. believe me though, the songs and the performance way outshine these small deficiencies and this CD is definitely worth picking up."
Ricardo Neves Gonzalez | Petrópolis-R.J. Brazilfirstname.lastname@example.org | 04/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This "Live" performance of this excelent bluesman,is like something we are always searching during all of one life,and when we've found this.....what AMAZING discovery!!!!
This cd is marvelous since the first track,specially the own interpretation of "Thrill is gone",and the tribute to Hound Dog Taylor.No matter some bad sound quality,what really impressed me was the astonishing performance of this truly showman.
This is Luther Allison at his best days,when he lived in Paris,and was almost an unknown musician to the american audience.
This is a good begining for those interested to know one of the best bluesman of ever!!!!
The influences of Elmore James,Hound Dog Taylor and Albert King are constant in all this superb album.The comunicative personality of Allison turns him one of most charismatic musician i've seen in my life.Really a superb album!!!!!"
Best of the Bluesmen
H. Wildey | Coxsackie, New York United States | 06/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Luther Allison, even after his death, remains one of the largest mainstays of the Blues World. This is my second copy of this fabulous Blues Album after having worn out the first. This man is by far at the top of the ladder, sadly after his early demise, but to this day he has had the biggest impact on my blues addiction. I'm Leaving is no doubt one of the greatest blues songs ever performed by Luther and makes him stand out in the Crowd. Every song on this album showcases his superb talents when it comes to Lead Guitar playing and exuding the Blues. Close your eyes and journey to what is known as the "BLUES WORLD". You won't be disappointed, as Jean Cabot, of Rock and Folk relates, "At the moment, his guitar no longer speakes to you, it cries...and it's tears are blue". If this album is not in your collection then shame on you. You have no idea what you are missing. THE BEST, THE BEST of Luther Allison."