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Luther Tucker

Born: January 20, 1936 | Died: June 17, 1993    Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Luther Tucker

Luther Tucker was a consummate blues guitarist with impeccable credentials. His early apprenticeship was under Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Jr. Lockwood. His recordings as session man at Chess Studios led to his eight year stint with Little Walter. That was just the beginning.

Tucker was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 20, 1936. His father was a carpenter and his mother worked as a boogie pianist and guitarist. The family moved to Chicago when Luther was, seven years old. When Luther was in his early teens, his mother introduced him to the patriarch of Chicago Blues, Big Bill Broonzy. A frequent visitor to Broonzy's home was guitarist, Robert Jr. Lockwood, who took the young Tucker under his wing....
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