|Name: Luther Allison||Find on Amazon India: Link|
|Nationality: American||Find on Amazon: Link|
I’ve been waiting for that bright sunshine to show up and shine in my back door someday.
But there was not a job that could say that Luther Allison didn’t do his job.
I don’t want to be in some big beautiful place that nobody want me, because I play the blues.
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.
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.
But my big thing was always the blues.
I want to play in a place people want to hear me.
But you know, I still had a dream of being able to go back home and tour.
In the blues, it just takes so long for us to get recognized.
In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get from Chicago’s South Side to the West Side.
Me being a skinny guy, I could crawl into the steel pit.
So I cut out all the drinkin’ and hangin’ out and stuff like that early on.
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.
We played the same thing in Europe we played in the States.
Well, I first started going to Europe in the late ’70s.
Well, I’ve had to deal with everything in my life… leavin’ the family, learnin’ what not and what to do.
What I want to do, is play music for somebody who believe in me.
When I got to Chicago I had to find my way.
I want people to recognize Luther Allison when I play.
But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular?
But I did that, and I created another blues scene, another something I can sing about.
I focused on how these people became how they were.
Buddy Guy finally got a break and made it. And Buddy Guy deserves it.
Before I left, I opened a lot of doors for a lot of people to play the blues.
And I can do the rock clubs if I have to.
But let’s face it, I still have to look at my self and look at the things I’ve done down the stretch.