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While Luther Allison has a full music discography of many recordings over the years, videos of him are rare. This live show was filmed at Theatre St. Gilles, La Reunion Island, Indian Ocean on April 19,1997 and contains 17 songs and one introduction to a song. Luther Allison was an energetic powerhouse bluesman delivering the goods on vocals and/or guitar. He also was a great songwriter and a fantastic showman. Here, one can also see him interacting with his band and audience. Well into his mid-50s, Allison continued to delight club and festival audiences around the world with his lengthy, sweat-drenched, high-energy shows, complete with dazzling guitar playing and inspired, soulful vocals. He continued to tour and record until July of 1997, when he was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Just over a month later, he died in a hospital in Madison, WI; a tragic end to one of the great blues comeback stories. 1998's posthumous Live in Paradise captured one of his final shows, recorded on La Reunion Island in April 1997.

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