Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Underappreciated Luther Tucker

Luther Tucker- Luther Tucker & The Ford Blues Band

Album Review:
"This album was put together after the premature death of the great Luther Tucker. It features his unique guitar playing, which really doesn't sound like the guitar work of anyone else. The seventeen minute interview at the end of the disc really provides great insight into Luther's life, career in music, huge admiration for Robert Junior Lockwood, and some Chess Records stories about Little Walter and Leonard and Phil Chess, which is quite amusing. "Cleo And Back Again" shows Tucker's experimental side, while "Little Bitty Man" is a song that doesn't sound like anything I've ever heard and has a great melody and almost island-feel to it. "Cha-Cha-La Tucker" is fun, and a recording of "Playboy" is present; while it's different than the one on the "Sad Hours" album, it's very good. The only bad part about this album is that Luther's voice wasn't at its best when recording this material, probably because he was deathly ill at the time and would die soon afterwards, in 1993. Pick up this album!"
-Hard Luck Child

Download Link: http://www.zshare.net/download/65285255e0d1a2ac/

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