Luther Allison

Luther Allison - Bad News Is Coming (1972) Remastered 2001  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 9, 2017
Luther Allison - Bad News Is Coming (1972) Remastered 2001

Luther Allison - Bad News Is Coming (1972) Remastered 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Motown | # 440 013 407-2 | 00:56:11

The very thing that made Luther Allison noteworthy became an albatross around his neck. Years after his initial run of records in the '70s, he was known for the same thing he was at the time – he was the only blues artist on Gordy, or any Motown affiliated label. This was true and novel, but many focused on the novelty, not the truth, ignoring Allison's status as a terrific torchbearer of raw Chicago blues. Some of material illustrates some contemporary influence – dig that funky groove and organ on "Raggedy and Dirty," or the rock-oriented slow burn of Mel London's "Cut You A-Loose" – but as his original title track illustrates, he can also deliver a torturous, impassioned slow grind. Still, this isn't an album about originality, it's a record how tradition can remain alive in a contemporary setting. Apart from the slightly cleaner production and the extended running time, this could have been released 15 years earlier, since its heart is in classic Chicago blues, particularly Chess. He draws on Willie Dixon via Howlin' Wolf for the first two tracks, dipping into Elmore James and B.B. King's catalogs later on in the record.

Luther Allison - Love Me Mama (1969) Expanded Reissue 1996  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 26, 2016
Luther Allison - Love Me Mama (1969) Expanded Reissue 1996

Luther Allison - Love Me Mama (1969) Expanded Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Delmark | # DE-625 | Time: 01:00:45

Luther Allison seemed to be on a roll when he died in 1998. He was back home after many years in Europe, and was winning awards and making a good living. This, his debut album, was cut in 1969 when he was 30 years old. He sang as if barely able to keep a lid on his emotion, and the elegance and precision of his guitar playing belied the fact that he had only been playing the instrument for a few years. If this debut can be faulted it's only in that it relies too heavily on overfamiliar standards like "Little Red Rooster," "Five Long Years," "Dust My Broom," "Sky Is Crying," and "Every Night About This Time." The CD reissue has been expanded with alternate takes and bonus cuts.

Luther Allison - Blue Streak (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 26, 2016
Luther Allison - Blue Streak (1995)

Luther Allison - Blue Streak (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 417 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4834 | Time: 00:53:32

A follow-up to his previous Soul Fixin' Man (which uses the same personnel and may be from the same sessions), bluesman guitarist/singer Luther Allison is in top form throughout this well-rounded set. Allison wrote (or co-wrote with guitarist James Solberg) all but one of the dozen songs, and these range from heated blues struts to blues ballads. Recommended to fans of lowdown, intense Chicago blues.

Luther Allison - Soul Fixin' Man (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 17, 2016
Luther Allison - Soul Fixin' Man (1994)

Luther Allison - Soul Fixin' Man (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4820 | Time: 00:53:57

Soul Fixin' Man was blues guitarist/vocalist Luther Allison's first American recording in nearly 20 years. However, his domestic inactivity was not because Allison had stopped playing music. Far from it, since he was based in Paris and worked constantly on the European continent. A powerful player whose intensity on this set sometimes borders on rock (although remaining quite grounded in blues), Luther Allison (who contributed eight of the dozen songs) displays the large amount of musical growth he had experienced since the mid-'70s. Joined by his quintet, the Memphis Horns, and (on "Freedom") a choir, Allison is heard throughout in top form.

Luther Allison - Love Me Papa (1977)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 15, 2016
Luther Allison - Love Me Papa (1977)

Luther Allison - Love Me Papa (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Black & Blue | # 233.524 | Time: 00:58:33

Allison was a major star in blues America when he was cut down by lung cancer and brain tumors in August 1997. But for a long time before celebrity caught up with him, the exciting guitarist was far better-known in Europe than in this United States. This French session dates from 1977, when the 38-year-old Chicago bluesman first earned standing ovations from European crowds and began contemplating his eventual move to Paris. Unlike his high-energy recordings in the '90s, Allison is in a relaxed mood throughout the program here, modulating his pointed expressions of heartbreak on blues standards (Little Walter's "Last Night" and Big Bill Broonzy's "Key to the Highway," to name two) and on originals (the title track and "It's Too Late"). Three tracks, all good, are added for CD reissue. On this memorable session, pianist-organist Sid Wingfield and a rhythm section capably back up the main man.

Luther Allison - Live in Paradise (1997) [DVD5] Repost  Music

Posted by juanchito at Dec. 23, 2015
Luther Allison - Live in Paradise (1997) [DVD5] Repost

Luther Allison - Live in Paradise (1997)
DVD5 | 3000 kbps, NTSC 4:3 (720x480) at 29,970 fps | Audio: 448 kbps, 48.0 khz, 16 bits, 5 channels, AC-3;
192 kbps, 48 khz, 16 bits, 2 channels, AC-3 | 4.01 GB
Blues | Length: 01:28:00 | Nitroflare/Filefactory | Links are interchangable

Luther Allison - Live In Chicago (1999)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 9, 2015
Luther Allison - Live In Chicago (1999)

Luther Allison - Live In Chicago (1999)
Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Covers | 131 min | 308 MB
Label: Alligator Records | Rel: 1999

Pulled from performances at the Chicago Blues Festival, Buddy Guy's Legends club with a couple of strays recorded in Lincoln,NE, that were too good not to include, this two-disc set captures Allison at the absolute peak of his powers. Disc one is the Chicago Blues Festival in its entirety with a bonus track of Luther jamming on the finale with Otis Rush and Eddie C. Campbell on a medley of two B.B. King tunes. Disc two is equally potent, a combination of performances pulled from Buddy Guy's Legends club and the Zoo Bar in Lincoln, NE. Luther simply played his heart and spirit out right to the end and these recordings spotlight it in a very fine manner.
Luther Allison - Luther's Blues (1974) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001

Luther Allison - Luther's Blues (1974) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001
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Genre: Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Motown | # 440 013 409-2 | Time: 01:10:26

The second of three Allison albums issued on Motown's Gordy subsidiary in the 1970s, Luther's Blues captures the guitarist's uncovered-wire sound in its full glory. The crescendo ending of "Let's Have a Little Talk," one of five Allison originals here, is more than another standard variation on crowd-pleasing clichés. It's an apocalyptic, blues-wailing roar, with Allison's pleading vocal at its core. Berry Gordy turns up in the composer credits for one tune, "Someday Pretty Baby," which, along with "Part Time Love," trawls the company's early raw-edged back catalog. Even the funk-flavored "K.T."–an attempted hit single?–fits the mood. The three bonus tracks on this exemplary remaster nearly double the original LP's length, with a raw version of Freddy King's "San-Ho-Zay" glowing alongside an alternate version of Allison's "Bloomington Closing" and a lengthy medley from the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

Luther Allison - Hand Me Down My Moonshine (1992) [Reissue 1998]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at April 11, 2015
Luther Allison - Hand Me Down My Moonshine (1992) [Reissue 1998]

Luther Allison - Hand Me Down My Moonshine (1992) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 424 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 201 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:08:44
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues, Acoustic | Label: RUF Records | Cat.№: 51416 1413 2

This release is LUTHER ALLISON’S first acoustic endeavour, and was recorded at LUTHER’S Paris residence. Ruf Records has added another facet to the rich legacy of ALLISON with these tunes. These intimate acoustic encounters with Luther, his guitar and occasional friends are rarities in the body of his work and performances.

Luther Allison - Here I Come (1985) [Reissue 2000]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at April 2, 2015
Luther Allison - Here I Come (1985) [Reissue 2000]

Luther Allison - Here I Come (1985) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 389 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 152 Mb | Scans | Time: 49:52
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Encore! | Cat.№: 49333-2

BLUES ROCK / RARE! Extraordinary singer and musician. Superb album recorded in France. Luther Allison enjoys the respect of loyal blues fans around the world that admire his fusion of Chicago blues with funk, rock and his soul-drenched vocals.