The great blues singer and guitarist Luther Allison passed away in August of 1997, just a month after being diagnosed with a malignant lung tumor. Four days prior to that diagnosis, he played this amazing performance in Montreal on July 4th, 1997. It was filmed for later airplay on Canadian television, and most of the show is captured on this featured this CD/DVD set (several of the songs not included on the CD are covered on the DVD and vice-versa). The urgency and fire of his playing and singing on numbers like his slide showcase "It Hurts Me Too," and the powerfull "Will It Ever Change" and "You Can, You Can" would put musicians half his age to shame.
Songs from the Road is a bittersweet but more than welcome look back at one of America's lost musical treasures.
"It Hurts Me Too" features the vocals and guitar by Luther Allison, James Solberg on rhythm guitar, Ken Faltinson on bass, Rob Stupka on drums, Mike Vlahakis on the keyboard, Wayne Jackson, and Andrew Love on horns.
I hope you enjoy this one, requested by "The Dawg," and don't forget to tell us what's playing at your place tonight.