On his third Telarc release, Talkin’ About Soul, Luther ‘Guitar Junior’ Johnson emerges as the bona fide leader of the West Side guitar style with his unique blend of blues, soul and funk. His incredible guitar riffs and plaintive vocals leave no doubt that this is Johnson’s finest recording to date. After serving his apprenticeship with Muddy Waters and Magic Sam, Luther has developed his own signature style characterized by a strong rhythmic component and deeply moving vocal phrasings. Talkin’ About Soul contains seven original compositions by the heir apparent to the late Magic Sam’s West Side throne.
Friday, December 8, 2023