Luther Allison (August 17, 1939 – August 12, 1997) was an American blues guitarist. He was born in Widener, Arkansas, and moved with his family to Chicago in 1951.  He taught himself guitar and began listening to blues extensively. The new Dana Fuchs album, Love Lives On is now on vinyl! Available everywhere July 20th! Check out Dana and her full band at.
We’ve set ourselves another, almost, impossible challenge. This time it’s to come up with a definitive list of the 100 greatest blues albums ever. As usual, we haven’t just dreamed up this list; we have trawled the net and looked through numerous magazines and books to try to get a consensus as to what the top blues albums should be. Well, have we succeeded?
We are surprised by the breadth of the blues, as well as the sheer num-ber of different blues styles that are represented here. Rasporyaditeljnoe pismo v strahovuyu kompaniyu obrazec. There’s the jazz end of the blues, the folk-blues, blues rock, straight forward, honest to goodness, down home blues, Chicago blues, British blues, country blues, as well as white men playing the blues. Most fans of the blues recognise that it is something that is, as often as not, best played live and there are some cracking ‘in concert’ performances. There’s Lightnin’ Hopkins, Cream, Muddy Wa-ters, B.B. King, The Allman Brothers, Jimmy Reed along with Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, which gives you an idea of the scope of this list.
There are blues albums that everyone acknowledges as master works – Robert Johnson’s King of The Delta Blues Singers, Junior Wells’s Hoodoo Man Blues, Albert King’s Born Under a Bad Sign and Magic Sam’s West Side Soul. Then there’s some albums that you may not know, like Blind Mississippi Morris’s Back Porch Blues, Koerner, Ray & Glover‘s, Blues, Rags and Hollers and Tampa Red’s Don’t Tampa With the Blues; they are all equally worthy of inclusion. We have given you our list of 100 greatest blues albums alphabetically, having given up trying to do 100 down to #1. Suffice to say, every album here should be in any discerning blues fan’s collection. How many do you have? And just as importantly, what have we missed? Albert Collins Ice Pickin Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland Showdown!
Albert King Born Under a Bad Sign Albert King King of The Blues Guitar Alexis Korner’s Blues incorporated R&B From The Marquee Aretha Franklin The Delta meets Detroit: Aretha’s Blues B.B. King Singin’ The Blues B.B.
King Live At Cook County Jail B.B. King Live at the Regal Bessie Smith The Complete Recordings, Vol. This list has too many blues inspired classic rock bands on it. Allman Brothers, Cream, Derek and the Domino’s, and The Rolling Stones shouldn’t even be mentioned here. They are not blues bands, no matter how hard they try.
You are missing greats like Slim Harpo, Rod Piazza, George Harmonica Smith, William Clarke, Willie Dixon (wrote like half of the songs on all of the other old school Chicago blues singers’ albums too), Robert Nighthawk, James Harman, Ronnie Earl (best living blues guitar player because Joe Bonamassa is not a true blues guitar player as far as I’m concerned), Carey Bell, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, Steve Guyger, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kim Wilson, and a slew of others. Its near impossible to get all of them, but you need to take the classic rock bands off and replace them with real blues players like the ones listed above. Strictly speaking, Harmonica Slim may be correct about several blues-inspired bands appearing on a blues-exclusive list. However, let’s not forget the blues was all but forgotten until musicians like Eric, Duane, Mick and Keith among others revived the genre. Blues musicians and writers who are now household names were driving buses or working odd jobs in many cases.they could not get a gig.