Personnel: Luther Allison (vocals, guitar, slide guitar); Frank "Fast Frank" Rabaste (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Alain Hatot (saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Jean-Pierre Solves, Jean Louis Chautemps (saxophone); Tony Russo, Freddy Hovsepian (trumpet); Jacques Higelin (piano); Michael Carras (keyboards); Mario Satterfield (fretless bass); Jimi Schutte (drums, background vocals); Samy Ateba (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Emmanuel Thibierge.
Liner Note Author: Justin OBrien.
Recording information: Plus Trente Studios.
Photographers: D. Shigley; Grace Faustino.
Serious marks the beginning of Luther Allison's late-'80s/early-'90s hot streak. The more streamlined, rock-oriented approach actually is a benefit, since it gives Allison a shot of energy that makes his guitar simply burn all the way through the record. ~ Thom Owens