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Luther Allison
August 17, 1939 - August 12, 1997
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Buddy Guy finally got a break and made it. And Buddy Guy deserves it.


I look in music magazines now and see things on Luther Allison, and my name's getting out there more, thanks to all the good people at Alligator Records and at my management company.


I focused on how these people became how they were.


I have as much input to the blues; I just never got the chance, the opportunity or maybe the respect.


I want people to recognize Luther Allison when I play.


And I can do the rock clubs if I have to.


Well, I've had to deal with everything in my life... leavin' the family, learnin' what not and what to do.


In the blues, it just takes so long for us to get recognized.


I've been waiting for that bright sunshine to show up and shine in my back door someday.


What I want to do, is play music for somebody who believe in me.


But my big thing was always the blues.


So I cut out all the drinkin' and hangin' out and stuff like that early on.


I think I'm the most positive guy still going in my generation, and I'm out there to prove that.


But I did that, and I created another blues scene, another something I can sing about.


In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get from Chicago's South Side to the West Side.


But you know, I still had a dream of being able to go back home and tour.


Before I left, I opened a lot of doors for a lot of people to play the blues.


The blues is the foundation, and it's got to carry the top. The other part of the scene, the rock 'n' roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues.


Well, I first started going to Europe in the late '70s.


But let's face it, I still have to look at my self and look at the things I've done down the stretch.


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