All in all, he is showing the world how the blues is done! Throughout it all, Allison delivered one show-stopping performance after another.
His boundless energy and combined fierce guitar playing made him a blues superstar who reached rock fans like no other blues men since Freddie King and Albert Collins. When the news broke that Allison had been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer JulyLuther Allison - All The King Horses - Various - Crucial Guitar Blues (CD) blues Luther Allison - All The King Horses - Various - Crucial Guitar Blues (CD) was shocked.
When he died just four weeks later, they were devastated. Bernard makes his first venture into the music business at age 13, where he performs on a live album with his father. About Who is Joe Bonamassa? Touring and More! Next post Van Halen — Rock Gods of the 80s.
Any condition Any condition. Last one Free postage. See all 10 - All listings for this product. Show more Show less. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best-selling in CDs See all. Now CD,Imports Save on CDs Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. He learned to play organ and sing gospel early on, roots that come through today in his soulful, churchified blues singing, Luther Allison - All The King Horses - Various - Crucial Guitar Blues (CD).
Music always mattered in his family, and he remembers he and his father listening to everything from the Grand Ole Opry to B. Like many other rural Southern youths, Luther fashioned a diddley-bow to make music: he stretched a length of broom wire between two nails on the side of a building, playing a one-string beat and melody using a slide.
He first experimented with a guitar was at age 10, learning licks from his elder brother, Ollie, and strumming along with records by Muddy Waters and his favorite bluesman, slide guitarist Robert Nighthawk.
Inthe family said goodbye to Arkansas plantation life and made the exodus to the promised land — Chicago. After school, Luther played baseball, apprenticed in shoemaking, and sang gospel in a group called the Southern Travellers. In aboutLuther and another brother, Grant, formed a serious band, presciently named the Luther Allison - All The King Horses - Various - Crucial Guitar Blues (CD) Stones, but later changed to the Four Jivers. But it was Luther Allison - All The King Horses - Various - Crucial Guitar Blues (CD) King who took Luther under his wing.
Luther appeared as a sideman on a handful of recordings in the s, backing Delta bluesman Johnny Shines and Big Walter Horton on a Testament session. Luther played an inspired show, covering blues classics with his rock and roll touch. But even though I was an ex-boy scout, I was unprepared. This was the real thing. The Prodigal Son In the late s, disco was cool and blues were old school.
Luther was getting more accolades in Europe, so inhe packed his guitars and moved to Paris. At a certain point, I was a bigger name than B. King in Europe. Yet he always kept an eye on America. Luther Allison - All The King Horses - Various - Crucial Guitar Blues (CD) played shows in the U.
Finally, in the early s, he teamed up with German blues aficionado and budding record-label head Thomas Ruf. Luther made a pilgrimage to Nashville to record what would become his first U. He was backed by the Memphis Horns and his U. The result was a masterpiece, released in in Germany as Bad Love and later that year in the U.
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