Blues guitarist Luther Allison dies at 57

September 1997
Jet;09/01/97, Vol. 92 Issue 15, p58
Reports the death of blues guitarist Luther Allison and others. Allison's death at the age of 57 from lung cancer and brain tumors; His awards and career as a performer; His status as the first blues artist to sign with Motown Records, in 1971; Albums; Survivors; Other deaths; Artist and sculptor James E. Lewis, of Morgan State University in Maryland; Nelson Estill Woodley, former teacher of Nat King Cole and Mayor Harold Washington; Jack Delano, photographer.


Related Articles

  • Luther Allison. Gallo, Phil // Variety;08/18/97, Vol. 368 Issue 2, p42 

    Presents an obituary for blues guitarist Luther Allison. Career background; Achievements.

  • Acclaimed blues guitarist Luther Allison, 57, dies. Morris, Chris // Billboard;08/23/97, Vol. 109 Issue 34, p9 

    Reports the death of blues guitarist Luther Allison, August 12, 1997, at the age of 57. His late-career success with releases from Chicago, Illinois-based independent label Alligator Records; His fiery performance style on the blues circuit in the United States and Europe; Eight W.C. Handy...

  • Luther Allison. Obrecht, Jas // Guitar Player;Dec96, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p43 

    Presents an interview with music artist Luther Allison. Professional background; Notable recordings.

  • Luther Allison. Obrecht, Jas // Guitar Player;Nov97, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p51 

    Profiles guitarist Luther Allison. Award winning music albums performed with the Alligator music group; Description of his major performances; Personal and career background.

  • Wait for the beat! Ellis, Andy // Guitar Player;Dec96, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p45 

    Presents transcriptions of music artist Luther Allison's guitar playing style.

  • Reckless. Paul, Alan // People;09/22/97, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p29 

    Reviews the music recording `Reckless,' by Luther Allison.

  • The death of James Johnson. White, Shane // American Quarterly;Dec99, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p753 

    Focuses on the death of James Johnson in New York City. Career background; Membership with free blacks; Life as a slave; Crime committed against Lewis Robinson; Description of the place where Johnson stabbed Robinson; Confusion on the legal presentation of Johnson; Execution of Johnson.

  • Earthworthy. Hasson, Bill // American Visions;Feb/Mar97, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p38 

    Presents different musicians and their success in music. Anthony Wonsey Trio; Wycliffe Gordon and Ron Westray; Semenya McCord; ConFunkShun; Luther Allison; Others.

  • Alligator's Luther Allison has a mean `Blue Streak'. Bessman, Jim // Billboard;7/29/95, Vol. 107 Issue 30, p11 

    Reports on the release of Luther Allison's `Blue Streak' music recording as a follow up to his `Soul Fixin' Man' album released by Alligator Records. Plans to return to the United States from Paris, France; Debut on the syndicated `House of Blues' radio show; Acclaims for Allison's music.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics