Product no.: RUF 1157


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"Songs From The Road" documented one of the magic moments of the blues-legend Luther Allison, who dies in 1997. Recorded in Montreal by the Canadian Television at 4th July 1997, only 4 days before he had to cancel his tour, and to come back on stage never again. In a set about nearly 90 minutes (which is documented on CD in nearly the whole length, and the TV-Edition about 56min. on DVD) Luther burns down a real blues-firework for his fans. As he has known, that this concert would be the last documented one.

A blues legend at his best and an essential collectible for his true friends.



Product no.: RUF 8001

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  1. Chicago
  2. Rich Man
  3. Love Is Free
  4. Cold As Ice
  5. Freedom
  6. Fight
  7. Mistake
  8. Get Down
  9. Cry

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Product no.: RUF 1042

Live In Chicago
... is the first posthumous release of our artist Luther Allison, who unexpectedly died in August 1997, conceived as a memento for the longstanding fans and concert-visitors of one of the greatest entertainers of his genre. 2 CDs packed with the most important songs of his last studio recordings and some of the favourites of his recent live repertoire. Electrifying and chilling extended live-versions of some of his best songs!

Product no.: RUF 1132


By the end of september Ruf Records sent out a press release that mentioned the find of 'historical recordings by Luther Allison, found in a safe by Bernard Allison in the house of his mother Fannie Mae Allison'. Furthermore it was mentioned that the recordings dated from a session done in the Wonderful Studio in Chicago in 1958.
I checked my record collection and found out that Luther had made his first recordings at - indeed - the Wonderful Studio in Chicago on March 8, 1967. Those were released on the Delmark-anthology 'Sweet Home Chicago' (Delmark LP DS-618/CD DD-618).
After putting the message regarding the '1958-sessions' on the post-war-blues discussion-group it became quickly evident that the eight songs on the Ruf-album 'Underground' were more likely recorded almost a decade later. Some of the listmembers had bought the bootleg-LP titled 'Underground' in the early seventies...


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