RIP Louisiana Red

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  1. OminousPoultry

    OminousPoultry Member

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    Louisiana Red March 23rd, 1932- to February 25, 2012.

    Louisiana Red died this afternoon at a hospital in Germany after a few days in a coma brought on by thyroid imbalance. He was 79.

    Another one of the originals gone.
     
  2. eliot1025

    eliot1025 Supporting Member

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    That's sad news. I loved his recordings.

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    Red did some stuff on guitar that was just amazing---he could go from Robert Nighthawk/Hooker slide to serious single string stuff and he knew all the oldtime guitar tricks. Then there's the vocals and the songwriting...he was absolutely the genuine article and he will be missed.
     
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    Yes, and was quite a character if you ever met him. For some indeterminable reason he was hired to do a wedding gig at which he played "Sweet Blood Call" and "Every Woman's Got a Back Door Man".
     
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    That's such sad news. Red was such a great blues man and sweet guy. RIP.
     
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    Sorry to hear this.

    Rest well Red and thank you.
     
  7. OminousPoultry

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    Never had the opportunity - but he had quite an 'interesting' life.

    Ride on Red....
     
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