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Soul Fixin' Man

  • 1. Bad Love
    2. I Want to Know
    3. Soul Fixin' Man
    4. Middle of the Road
    5. She Was Born That Way
    6. Gave It All
    7. You Been Teasin' Me
    8. Nobody But You
    9. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
    10. Things I Used to Do, The
    11. Love String
    12. Freedom
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4820

  • Credits
    ProducerJim Gaines
    EngineerNiko Lyras; Jeff Powell

    Personnel: Luther Allison (guitar, vocals), Another Blessed Creation Choir (vocals), James Solberg (guitar), Ernest Williamson (keyboards), Dave Smith (bass), James Robinson (drums), Kpe Lee (percussion), Jacquelyn Reddick, Jacqueline Johnson (background vocals).
    The Memphis Horns: Wayne Jackson (trumpet, trombone), Andrew Love (sax).
    Recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee. Includes liner notes by Dan Kening.
    All songs written or co-written by Luther Allison except "I Want To Know" (De Santo/Geddins/Badger), "She Was Born That Way," "Love String" (Mosley/Johnson) and "The Things I Used To Do" (Jones).
    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. ~ Scott Yanow

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (11/94, p.66) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...a heavy dose of organ-driven blues-rock with soul-searching vocals, a slashing guitar attack....This is high-powered, funky electric blues...with a few unique twists thrown in..."
    Musician (8/94, p.90) - "...On this, his first American album in two decades, the singer/axeman makes a burning re-entry into his native market. Typically cracking vocals and dense, idea-packed picking mark the straight blues and soul-blue numbers here..."
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