Soul Fixin' Man
was blues guitarist/vocalist Luther Allison
's first American recording in nearly 20 years. However, his domestic inactivity was not because Allison
had stopped playing music. Far from it, since he was based in Paris and worked constantly on the European continent. A powerful player whose intensity on this set sometimes borders on rock (although remaining quite grounded in blues), Luther Allison
(who contributed eight of the dozen songs) displays the large amount of musical growth he had experienced since the mid-'70s. Joined by his quintet, the Memphis Horns, and (on "Freedom") a choir, Allison
is heard throughout in top form.