Luther Allison Similar Artists

Albert Collins - 100% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 October 1932, Leona, Texas, USA, d. 24 November 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Collins was the embodiment of the Texas blues guitar style, using non-standard tuning, and slashing out blocked chords and sharp flurries of treble notes (played without a plectrum) to produce an ‘ice-cold’ sound from his Fender Telecaster. As a youth he developed his style by listening Read more

Freddie King - 97% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Blues Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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Billy Myles, 3 September 1934, Gilmer, Texas, USA, d. 28 December 1976, Dallas, Texas. Freddie (aka Freddy) was one of the triumvirate of Kings (the others being B.B. and Albert) who ruled the blues throughout the 60s. He was the possessor of a light, laid-back, but not unemotional voice and a facile fast-fingered guitar technique that made him the hero of many young discipl Read more

Guitar Shorty - 88% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David William Kearney, 8 September 1939, Houston, Texas, USA. A penchant for acrobatics disguises Shorty’s real talent as a blues guitarist. He grew up in Kissimmee, Florida, where his uncle Willie Quarterman introduced him to the guitar. At 17 he was playing in the house band at Tampa’s Club Royal, where he first acquired his stage name. A year later, he went to C Read more

Buddy Guy - 82% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Guy, 30 July 1936, Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA. An impassioned and influential guitarist, Buddy Guy learned to play the blues on a rudimentary, home made instrument, copying records he heard on the radio. By the mid-50s he was sitting in with several of the region’s leading performers, including Slim Harpo and Lightnin’ Slim. In 1957 Guy moved north to Chicag Read more

Jimmy Dawkins - 82% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 October 1936, Tchula, Mississippi, USA. Dawkins taught himself to play blues guitar in the early 50s and moved to Chicago in 1957, forming his own band two years later, while also working club dates with bluesmen such as Jimmy Rogers and Magic Sam. Dawkins is an expressive singer and a strong, inventive guitarist, and in the latter capacity he has been called on for recor Read more

Lonnie Brooks - 82% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Lee Baker Junior, 18 December 1933, Dubuisson, Louisiana, USA. Brooks took up the electric guitar while living in Port Arthur, Texas, playing as Guitar Junior with Clifton Chenier and Lonesome Sundown. His first solo record was the local hit ‘Family Rules’, made for Eddie Shuler’s Goldband label in 1957. At this time, he also wrote and recorded ‘Pick Me U Read more

Otis Rush - 81% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 April 1934, Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA. A left-handed blues guitarist, Rush moved to Chicago where his impassioned singing and playing on ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’ brought a Top 10 R&B hit in 1956. He became one of the ‘young turks’ of the Chicago scene together with Buddy Guy, Freddie King and Magic Sam. ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby Read more

Roy Buchanan - 77% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 September 1939, Ozark, Alabama, USA, d. 14 August 1988. The son of a preacher, Buchanan discovered gospel music through the influence of travelling revivalists. This interest engendered his love of R&B and, having served an apprenticeship playing guitar in scores of minor groups, he secured fame on joining Dale Hawkins in 1958. Although Buchanan is often erroneously c Read more

Junior Wells - 75% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Blues Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Amos Blakemore, 9 December 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 15 January 1998, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Having eschewed parental pressure to pursue a career in gospel music, Wells began playing harmonica on the streets of west Memphis, inspired by local heroes Howlin’ Wolf and Junior Parker. Having followed his mother to Chicago in 1946, the young musician won the respect Read more

Ronnie Earl - 74% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ronald Earl Horvath, 10 March 1953, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Ronald Horvath was inspired to play blues guitar after seeing Muddy Waters at a club in Boston, Massachusetts. Listing his influences as Robert Lockwood, B.B. King, Magic Sam and T-Bone Walker, among others, he made some records with Guitar Johnny And The Rhythm Rockers and Sugar Ray And The Bluetones Read more

Tinsley Ellis - 74% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Like many American musicians of his generation, Ellis first took up the guitar at the age of seven, inspired by groups in the late 60s British blues rock invasion. While playing in rock bands, he took an increasing interest in the work of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and particularly in guitarists Freddie King, Buddy Read more

Robert Cray - 71% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 August 1953, Columbus, Georgia, USA. The popularity of guitar-based blues during the 80s had much to do with the unassuming brilliance of this artist. Cray’s music, a mixture of pure blues, soul and rock, and his fluid, clean style owes much to Albert Collins and Peter Green, while on faster numbers a distinct Jimi Hendrix influence is heard.At Read more

Michael Burks - 70% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1957, Milwaukee, USA. Coming from a long line of musicians, Burks was taught to play the guitar at an early age by his bass playing father. He began playing live at the age of six and by his teens was playing regularly in his father’s Bradley Ferry Country Club in Camden. The closure of the club in the mid-80s forced Burks to reassess his musical career, and he found wo Read more

Albert King - 69% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Blues Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Albert Nelson, 23 April 1923 (although three other dates have also been published), Indianola, Mississippi, USA, d. 21 December 1992, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Despite the fact that his work has been overshadowed by that of his regal namesake B.B. King, this exceptional performer was one of the finest in the entire blues/soul canon. King’s first solo recording, ‘Bad Read more

Johnny Winter - 66% match to Luther Allison

Genres: Blues Blues Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 February 1944, Leland, Mississippi, USA. Raised in Beaumont, Texas, with younger brother Edgar Winter, Johnny was a child prodigy prior to forging a career as a blues guitarist. He made his recording debut in 1960, fronting Johnny And The Jammers, and over the next eight years completed scores of masters, many of which remained unreleased until his success prompted their Read more


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