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RIP Louisiana Red

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:14 pm
by dcblues

Re: RIP Louisiana Red

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:50 am
by gatorblue
I was really saddened to read of this last month. Backing Louisiana Red in a concert one night (along with Bob Corritore) was one of my most memorable experiences. No disrespect to any of the other greats bluesmen I've worked with (Buddy, Pinetop, Cotton, Willie Big Eyes, Canned Heat, Chuck Berry, etc.), but the night with Red was an emotional and spiritual experience that seriously left me in awe. A very pure throwback to the delta blues experience of playing behind anyone and everyone, it was immediate, unrehearsed and very fresh. He was extremely talented, kind, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He knew who he was and what he was about---an underlying relaxed confidence that only springs from being so very good that there is no concern about who you "need to be" in concert. I've never bonded so closely with a person in one night of playing. The world is sorely lacking from the loss of Red.

Re: RIP Louisiana Red

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:27 am
by wanderingyankee
I was lucky to meet and play a little with Red in April 2010.

My band did a version of his ALABAMA TRAIN