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Bernard Allison stepped out of the shadow of his father since
long, the blues legend Luther Allison. Bernard Allison developed over the years
his own unique sound, a rocking - funky interpretation of the blues. In 1990, he
presented with his furious album "The Next Generation" (Mondo Records), his
musical abilities for the first time a broad audience. After different extensive
tours in Europe more albums were released. 1999, two years after the death of
his father, Bernard Allison decided to go from Paris back to the United States.
With his explosive lead and slide guitar playing, his energetic voice and the
stunning songwriting, he managed to pursue his career in the home country. In
recent years, Bernard Allison has toured almost constantly.
His last album came 2007 on the market. "Chills & Thrills"
and the name was program! From soulful ballads to relax on rainy days to
piercing guitar crashing to the unravelling when one late night driving.
Two years later, the next stroke of genius follows: "The
Otherside" will be released on 12th December 2009 in Germany. The album
contains 13 songs, which demonstrate once again the bandwidth of Bernard
Allison: This album has it all!
The instrumental opener "Send it” in shows, where it goes on
this album: The Blue Funk by Bernard Allison from the "Chills &
Thrills" album has a touch more blues and less funk, like the
cover song "The way you treated me stressed ..." shows. The track "Tired of
trying", written in conjunction with the tour guitarist Michael Goldsmith, is
groovy and soulful like "As Simple as that." The title song "The Otherside” is
building up wonderful on until the brilliant guitar solo slides in and "Slide
Master" remains faithful to this line. "Allison Way" is a dirty Blues song and
discusses the historical reasons for BA's musical path. "Still rainin 'shows the
singing talent of keyboard player Bruce B. McCabe, " Leavin the Bayou" is going
back to the roots of the blues. "Life Goes On" is a wonderful cooperation
between Bernard Allison and Bruce B. McCabe and about Jimi Hendrix's "Fire" is
nothing more to say than: Jimi would love it! "Clear Vision" is another homage
to the blues. But a BA Cd would be no Bernard Allison album without a song of
his father, Luther Allison. With “Let's try it again” Bernard is doing a deep
bow before his father: "Although my father passed away, he has gone nowhere for
me. He looks down at me every minute. He knew what my heart was and what I
wanted to do. "
The new album "The Otherside" is a thoroughly enjoyable album
in itself, which should inspire not only the inveterate fans!
- Send It In
- I Wouldn't Treat A Dog
- Tired Of Tryin'
- Simple As That
- The Otherside
- Slide Master
- Allsion Way
- Still Rainin'
- Leavin The Bayou
- Life Goes On
- Clear Vision
- Let's Try It Again