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Luther Allison: A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch)

10-LP / 4-DVD / 7inch box (LP slipcase) with 88-page hardcover book. 77 tracks (LP), 58 (DVD). Total playing time: c. 402 mins. (CD), c. 400 mins. (DVD). NTSC, region: 0

Box set commemorating the 20th anniversary of Luther Allison’s death


First comprehensive LP and DVD retrospective, a detailed look at the incredible career of one of the most fascinating modern blues personalities par excellence.
Numbered edition limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.
Four original LP albums, plus three 2-LP sets.
Including ’Montreux 1976 - The Complete Show' – first time on LP!
Many more recordings first time on vinyl!
Reproductions of the original artwork.
Direct-To-Metal Mastering by Pauler Acoustics, 180gram pressings by Optimal media.
Four concert DVDs, including 'Live in East Berlin 1987', a contemporary document, plus Luther’s jaw-dropping show from the 1997 W. C. Handy Awards in Memphis.
The 88-page accompanying book comes with a biography by blues expert Art Tipaldi, personal memories of fellow musicians and Luther’s contemporaries,  ,plus an in-detail discography.
Countless previously unpublished photos, some from private collections, augmented by illustrations, posters and memorabilia.

In addition, Bear Family delivers a vinyl single (picture sleeve, 33RPM) with Luther's last studio recording and an unreleased 1977 live track as an exclusive bonus!

Also available CD Box:
7-CD, 4-DVD &, 7inch -- A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997


Since the 1980s, basically two African-American blues guitar players have essentially developed the music of their fathers and grandfathers, shaping and dominating the international blues scene: Buddy Guy and Luther Allison. While Buddy Guy liked to annoy his audience with moody behaviour and the abort of guitar solos, Luther Allison enthused his fans with passionate, infinite and intensive performances. ,

With his charisma, warm-heartedness, and almost insane energy, he transformed the stage and auditorium into a temple dedicated to the blues, the emotions and the connecting force of a live performance. His death on August 12, 1997 was a shock for his family, his friends and the members of his huge fan base. We all have lost a great musician, a tireless fighter and an ambassador for soulful blues music.

With this great release, which is also available as a limited edition CD box, Thomas Ruf has produced a worthy memorial to the artist who once inspired him to found Ruf Records.


I highly recommend watching Luther‘s performance during the 1996 W.C. Handy Awards. In it, the energy and love of a typical three-hour Luther Allison show compresses into a 15-minute relentless blues showcase that will leave you feeling astonished and gratified. ,

This particular performance was the climax of his incredible career. Luther stole the show by performing and then by taking home five awards (including Blues Entertainer of the Year). Luther Allison is a genuine blues hero with an incomparable expanse of energy and love for his music and for the people who loved it. I hope you enjoy every bit of this celebratory Luther Allison collection.  ,
Thomas Ruf, 2017

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  • Interpret: Luther Allison

  • Album titlle: A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch)

  • Label RUF RECORDS

  • Genre Blues

  • Year of publication 2017
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl Size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Vinyl weight 180g Vinyl
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 0710347203117

  • weight in Kg 3
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 1
01 You Can't Always Get What You Want
02 Night Life
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 2
01 Gambler's Blues
02 Sweet Home Chicago
03 The Bum Is Mine
04 Same Thing
05 Easy Baby
06 Bloomington Closing
07 Little Red Rooster
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 3
01 Serious
02 Backtrack
03 Let's Try It Again
04 Freedom
05 Life Is a Bitch
06 Just Memories
07 Fight
08 Bad News Is Coming
09 Just My Guitar (And Me)
10 Now You Got It
11 Let's Have a Little Talk
12 The Dock of the Bay
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 4
01 Good Morning Love
02 One More
03 Lightning Bolt
04 I Need a Friend
05 Castle
06 She's Fine
07 Stay with Me
08 Farmer's Child
09 Don't Burn My Bread
10 You're the One
11 Hand Me Down My Moonshine
12 Meet Me in My Own Hometown
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 5
01 Bad Love
02 I Wanna Know
03 She Was Born That Way
04 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
05 Nobody But You
06 You've Been Teasin' Me
07 Middle of the Road
08 Love String
09 Gave It All
10 Soul Fixin' Man
11 Freedom
12 Things That I Used to Do
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 6
01 All the King's Horses
02 What Have I Done Wrong?
03 Big City
04 Move from the 'Hood
05 What's Going on in My Home?
06 I Believe in You
07 Watching You
08 Walking Papers
09 Think with Your Heart
10 You Don't Know
11 Should I Wait?
12 Midnight Creeper
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 7
01 I'm Back
02 Drownin' at the Bottom
03 There Comes a Time
04 Cancel My Check
05 Just As I Am (Duet with Marla Glen)
06 You Can Run But You Can't Hide
07 Playin' a Losin' Game (Acoustic Duet with
08 Will It Ever Change ?
09 Living in the House of Blues
10 You Can, You Can
11 It's a Blues Thing
12 Pain in the Streets
13 Low Down and Dirty
14 You're Gonna Make Me Cry
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 8
01 Backtrack
02 Life Is a Bitch
03 Reaching Out
04 Parking Lot
05 Serious
06 Just Memories
07 Should I Wait
08 Let's Try Again
09 We're on the Road
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 9
01 (DVD) Live Ost-Berlin 1987
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 10
01 (DVD) Live Germany 1991
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 11
01 (DVD) Live in Paradise 1997 (1)
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 12
01 (DVD) Live in Paradise 1997 (2)
Luther Allison Even when he was just starting out on Chicago's West Side, Luther Allison... more
"Luther Allison"

Luther Allison

Even when he was just starting out on Chicago's West Side, Luther Allison understood the value of showmanship. "People like me, Freddie King, Magic Sam, Buddy Guy, we kind of had what the new generation is creating today," said the late Allison. "We walked in (when) these great people like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter were sitting down on stage, kicking out that good sound. We, the young guys, they gave (us) a chance and at one point (we) said, 'Hey fellas, let's stand up like we do in church when we get happy. Let's show this energy!' Because if you're gonna feel good with the blues, you can't sit down. If you sit down, the audience is gonna want to sit down, and that's not gonna work. If you're gonna play a fast song, why sit down?"

When Chicago stopped being a welcoming homebase, the guitarist first migrated to Peoria, Illinois before chucking it all and settling in Paris. There Allison remained for the most part until 1994, when he came roaring back with a vengeance with his album ‘Soul Fixin' Man,' out on Alligator in the U.S. and in Europe on German manager Thomas Ruf's self-named label. The reenergized Allison's energy levels were higher than ever in concert; he seemed to need to prove himself all over again. "I know that there's no other blues act that can give that intensified four hours on stage at my age, and keep it interesting to the people," he boasted.

The intense minor-key Bad Love was one of the highlights on ‘Soul Fixin' Man.' Allison was on fire vocally as well as on his axe, backed by his co-writer James Solberg on the other guitar, keyboardist Ernest Williamson, bassist Dave Smith, drummer James Robinson, and the Memphis Horns (trumpeter Wayne Jackson and saxist Andrew Love, veterans of countless ‘60s Stax/Volt sessions). The set was produced by Jim Gaines at Ardent Studios in Memphis; he got all Allison had.

"Now I want to know why I can't be on the top with everybody else in the blues," wondered Allison at the start of his astonishing comeback. "Like Dr. John says, 'You got to be at the right place at the right time.' I've been at all the right places. I've been there at all the wrong times. But I think I'm back home at the right time." Galvanizing the blues world with his marathon shows, Allison encored on Alligator in 1995 with ‘Blue Streak' and 1997's ‘Reckless.' He was headed for the stratosphere when he was diagnosed with lung cancer and died August 12, 1997. Son Bernard Allison, a fine guitarist, carries on his dad's blues legacy.

 

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

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Tracklist
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 1
01 You Can't Always Get What You Want
02 Night Life
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 2
01 Gambler's Blues
02 Sweet Home Chicago
03 The Bum Is Mine
04 Same Thing
05 Easy Baby
06 Bloomington Closing
07 Little Red Rooster
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 3
01 Serious
02 Backtrack
03 Let's Try It Again
04 Freedom
05 Life Is a Bitch
06 Just Memories
07 Fight
08 Bad News Is Coming
09 Just My Guitar (And Me)
10 Now You Got It
11 Let's Have a Little Talk
12 The Dock of the Bay
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 4
01 Good Morning Love
02 One More
03 Lightning Bolt
04 I Need a Friend
05 Castle
06 She's Fine
07 Stay with Me
08 Farmer's Child
09 Don't Burn My Bread
10 You're the One
11 Hand Me Down My Moonshine
12 Meet Me in My Own Hometown
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 5
01 Bad Love
02 I Wanna Know
03 She Was Born That Way
04 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
05 Nobody But You
06 You've Been Teasin' Me
07 Middle of the Road
08 Love String
09 Gave It All
10 Soul Fixin' Man
11 Freedom
12 Things That I Used to Do
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 6
01 All the King's Horses
02 What Have I Done Wrong?
03 Big City
04 Move from the 'Hood
05 What's Going on in My Home?
06 I Believe in You
07 Watching You
08 Walking Papers
09 Think with Your Heart
10 You Don't Know
11 Should I Wait?
12 Midnight Creeper
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 7
01 I'm Back
02 Drownin' at the Bottom
03 There Comes a Time
04 Cancel My Check
05 Just As I Am (Duet with Marla Glen)
06 You Can Run But You Can't Hide
07 Playin' a Losin' Game (Acoustic Duet with
08 Will It Ever Change ?
09 Living in the House of Blues
10 You Can, You Can
11 It's a Blues Thing
12 Pain in the Streets
13 Low Down and Dirty
14 You're Gonna Make Me Cry
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 8
01 Backtrack
02 Life Is a Bitch
03 Reaching Out
04 Parking Lot
05 Serious
06 Just Memories
07 Should I Wait
08 Let's Try Again
09 We're on the Road
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 9
01 (DVD) Live Ost-Berlin 1987
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 10
01 (DVD) Live Germany 1991
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 11
01 (DVD) Live in Paradise 1997 (1)
Allison, Luther - A Legend Never Dies - Essential Recordings 1976 - 1997 (10-LP, 4-DVD & 7inch) LP 12
01 (DVD) Live in Paradise 1997 (2)