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35 - 0621255

Montreux 1976


LUTHER started working in Europe in 1976, the year Motown released his third album for the Gordy label, 'Night Life'. The very first tour began with a furious performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, seven tracks which are featured on this CD. In 1983, LUTHER made Paris, France his home base. He quickly attained the status of a major drawing blues act on the live circuit in Europe.

Subsequently, U.S. audiences (re) discovered him as one of the greatest blues talents performing.

Because the Montreux Jazz Festival has always been a special event for LUTHER, this CD reflects the development of his band. On the '76 show LUTHER used his U.S. touring band. All of us who have had the pleasure of enjoying LUTHER'S performances in Europe throughout the years, the folks in the U.S. who know him from 'way back then', and all the new fans from all around the world.

  • Introduction
  • Gambler's Blues
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • The Bum Is Mine
  • Same Thing
  • Easy Baby
  • Bloomington Closing
  • Little Red Rooster