Blues singer, guitarist and harmonicist Luther Allison was born on this day in 1939. He spent a few years in the ’70’s and ’80’s living and playing in Paris until Alligator Records President Bruce Iglauer convinced him to retrn to Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times called him the “Bruce Springsteen of the Blues.” “Luther’s Blues” was the title track from his 1974 album.
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True blues! Love the video too!
This is beyond excellent! I loved listening to his heart pouring out in this song. I have to look him up.
Wow…he died too young and like my dad, from a cancerous brain tumour. My dad’s cancer started in the kidney.
That happens frequently, where cancer will start in one place and end up in the brain. The husband of Mom’s dearest friend had a brain tumor that started in his lung, and a friend of mine had one that started in her breast.
He had a great voice and was a great guitarist, and I regret never seeing him.
He was one of the better ones.
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