Luther Allison Quotes

32 Luther Allison quotes:

"Before I left, I opened a lot of doors for a lot of people to play the blues."
"But my big thing was always the blues."
"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."
"But I did that, and I created another blues scene, another something I can sing about."
"But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular?"
"But let's face it, I still have to look at my self and look at the things I've done down the stretch."
"But there was not a job that could say that Luther Allison didn't do his job."
"Coming from the cotton plantation, the southern regions, I was brought up with real nice kids, mannered kids, who would go to church on Sunday."
"I think I'm the most positive guy still going in my generation, and I'm out there to prove that."
"What I want to do, is play music for somebody who believe in me."
"And I can do the rock clubs if I have to."
"But you know, I still had a dream of being able to go back home and tour."
"I want people to recognize Luther Allison when I play."
"In the blues, it just takes so long for us to get recognized."
"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."
"I want to play in a place people want to hear me."
"Well, I've had to deal with everything in my life... leavin' the family, learnin' what not and what to do."
"Well, I first started going to Europe in the late '70s."
"When I got to Chicago I had to find my way."

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