Luther Allison

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by Luther Allison

Biography

17 August 1939, Mayflower, Arkansas, USA, d. 12 August 1997, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Born into a family where he was the fourteenth child of 15, the young Allison worked with his siblings in the local cotton fields. In his youth, guitarist Allison sang with a family gospel group and moved to Chicago in 1951, where he attended school with one of Muddy Waters’ children. Around 1957 he formed his own band with his brother Grant to work on the west side. They gigged occasionally under the... Read more

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blues
blues rock
guitar
electric blues
classic blues
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