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Luther Allison Quotes


An American blues guitarist.
(1939 - 1997)

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

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

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

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

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

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

But my big thing was always the blues.
[Blues]
 

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

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

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

I focused on how these people became how they were.
 

I had the qualifications, but I was not chosen.
 

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

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 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 people to recognize Luther Allison when I play.
 

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

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

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


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