Music Concerts/Videos Running time: 2:30
IMDB rating: 7.0 Aspect: 4:3; Languages: English; Subtitles: None; Audio: DD 5.1
Coming of age in the 1960s, Chicago bluesman Luther Allison found himself among a handful of electric guitarists able to bridge the gap between old-line blues audiences and younger fans of rock 'n' roll. Born the son of Arkansas cotton farmers, with 14 brothers and sisters, Allison studied the blues at the feet of the masters - Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James and Jimmy Dawkins. Recorded live in April 1997 at Theatre St. Giles on La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, Luther Allison Live In Paradise captures the legendary guitarist in the final months of a career that spanned five decades. (Allison joined his mentors in "blues heaven" when he passed away the following September.) Allison performs 18 songs during this high-energy two-and-a-half-hour concert.