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Born: 1939-08-17
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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Well, I've had to deal with everything in my life... leavin' the family, learnin' what not and what to do.

Tags: Deal, Family, Life

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

Tags: Music, Somebody

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

Tags: Chicago

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.

Tags: Getting, Good, Music

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

Tags: Show, Sunshine, Waiting

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

Tags: Clubs, Rock

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

Tags: Blues, Doors, Left

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

Tags: Break, Finally, Guy

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

Tags: Another, Blues, Sing

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

Tags: Played, Popular, Radio

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

Tags: Done, Face, Self

But my big thing was always the blues.

Tags: Big, Blues

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

Tags: Allison, Job, Luther

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

Tags: Able, Dream, Home

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

Tags: Beautiful, Big, Place

I focused on how these people became how they were.

Tags: Focused

I had the qualifications, but I was not chosen.

Tags: Chosen

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

Tags: Chance, Maybe, Respect

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

Tags: Mean, Musicians, Played

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

Tags: Generation, Guy, Positive

I want people to recognize Luther Allison when I play.

Tags: Allison, Luther, Recognize

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

Tags: Hear, Place

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

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

Tags: Lifetime, Side, Takes

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

Tags: Guy, Skinny, Steel

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

Tags: Cut, Early, Stuff

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.

Tags: Blues, Rock, Top

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

Tags: Europe, Played

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

Tags: Europe, Late, Started
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