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The Return of Luther Allison: A Prodigal Son of the Blues Comes Back to His Native Land

Bill Wasserzieher, Southland Blues, January 1996

GUITARIST LUTHER Allison, after a long apprenticeship in the clubs of Chicago's West Side, first came to national prominence with electrifying performances at the Ann Arbor Blues Festivals in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His stinging guitar sound, ultra dynamic vocals, and muscular stage presence made him the fresh new player on the field who could keep up with Buddy Guy and Otis Rush.

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