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us: Allison, Luther, 1939-1997


  • [Luther Allison (1939-1997) blues musician inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1998.]
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    • Birth Date

        19390817
    • Death Date

        19970812
    • Birth Place

        Widener (Ark.)
    • Death Place

        Madison (Wis.)
    • Associated Locale

        United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Delmark Records
        • Organization: (naf) Motown Record Corporation
        • Organization: (naf) Alligator Records (Firm)
        • Organization: (naf) 4 Jivers (Musical group)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Rumble label
        • Organization: Blues Hall of Fame
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Blues musicians
          (lcsh) Singers
      • Sources

        • found: Night life [SR] p1976: label (Luther Allison)
        • found: LC database, 04-13-94 (hdg. Allison, Luther, 1939- )
        • found: New York times, Aug. 17, 1997 (Luther Allison; d. Aug. 12, 1997 in Madison, Wis. at age 57; blues singer and guitarist)
        • found: Enc. of pop. mus., 3rd ed. (Allison, Luther; b. Aug. 17, 1939, Mayflower, Ark., d. Aug. 12, 1997)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed November 7, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Allison, Luther; blues musician, singer; born 17 August 1939 in Widener, Arkansas, United States; formed the original Rolling Stones band (1957); changed the band's name to The Four Jivers; recorded an album on Delmark Records (1969); delivered outstanding performances in 1969, 1970, and 1971 at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan; signed to Motown Records (1972); recorded on the Rumble label (1979); was one of the most celebrated blues musicians in Europe; released his first U.S. album, The Soul Fixin' Man, on the Alligator label (1994); released Blue Streak, which earned him five W.C. Handy Awards (1995); performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the San Francisco Blues Festival; inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame (1998); died 12 August 1997 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States)
      • General Notes

        • [Luther Allison (1939-1997) blues musician inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1998.]
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        • 1994-04-13: new
        • 2015-03-20: revised
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