I've been waiting for that bright sunshine to show up and shine in my back door someday.
But let's face it, I still have to look at my self and look at the things I've done down the stretch.
I don't want to be in some big beautiful place that nobody want me, because I play the blues.
I look in music magazines now and see things on Luther Allison, and my name's getting out there more, thanks to all the good people at Alligator Records and at my management company.
In the States, it takes you a lifetime just to get from Chicago's South Side to the West Side.
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.
In the blues, it just takes so long for us to get recognized.
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.
So I cut out all the drinkin' and hangin' out and stuff like that early on.
But you know, I still had a dream of being able to go back home and tour.
I have as much input to the blues; I just never got the chance, the opportunity or maybe the respect.
And I can do the rock clubs if I have to.
But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular?
But there was not a job that could say that Luther Allison didn't do his job.
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