Luther Allison - Quotes

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

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

I don't want to be in some big beautiful place that nobody want me, because I play the blues. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

But my big thing was always the blues. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular? ---->>>

I had the qualifications, but I was not chosen. ---->>>

We played the same thing in Europe we played in the States. ---->>>

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

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

But there was not a job that could say that Luther Allison didn't do his job. ---->>>

I want people to recognize Luther Allison when I play. ---->>>

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

When I got to Chicago I had to find my way. ---->>>

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

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 mean, look how many musicians have come through and played beside me, and I'm workin' and they're not. ---->>>

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

I want to play in a place people want to hear me. ---->>>

Me being a skinny guy, I could crawl into the steel pit. ---->>>

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

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

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-17, 1939
Birthplace:
Die: 08-12, 1997
Occupation: Musician

Luther Allison (August 17, 1939 – August 12, 1997) was an American blues guitarist. He was born in Widener, Arkansas, and moved with his family to Chicago in 1951. He taught himself guitar and began listening to blues extensively. Three years later he began hanging around outside blues nightclubs with the hopes of being invited to perform (wikipedia)