This day ( August 12, 1997), in Madison, Wisconsin, died Luther Allison, an American blues guitarist who played with Howlin’ Wolf’s band and backed James Cotton.
Wikipedia : This day ( August 12, 1997), in Madison, Wisconsin, died Luther Allison, an American blues guitarist who played with Howlin’ Wolf’s band and backed James Cotton.
Luther Allison : By 1957, Allison had dropped out of school and formed a band called The Rolling Stones. Unhappy with the name, they became The Four Jivers, gigging all over the West Side of Chicago. Before long, Luther was jamming with the West Side’s best, including Magic Sam, Otis Rush, and Freddie King, who encouraged Allison to sing.
@Casa del Jefe : An energetic, brilliant musician whose take-no-prisoners style of guitar and emotion-drenched vocals made him a blues legend all over the world. His non-stop marathon performances left you completely exhausted, but screaming for more.
@last.fm : Luther toured the US and Canada thoroughly and his fan base grew to his mind-blowing performances. Both Allison and Soul Fixin’ Man won four WC Handy Awards in 1994. With the James Solberg Band backing him, non-stop touring and the release of Blue Streak (featuring song “Cherry Red Wine”), Allison continued to earn more Handy’s and gain wider recognition.
Video : Watching You . Soul Fixin’ Man (1994) . w/ Johnny Hallyday – La Guitare fait mal (1992) . Bad News is Coming . Otis Rush & Luther Allison & Eric Clapton – Every Day I Have The Blues . Serious (1985) . Little Red Rooster (1975) .