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Best of Louisiana Red

The Best of Louisiana Red

by Louisiana Red
     
 
Assembled from tapes recorded in New York City with producer Herb Abramson between 1965 and 1973, The Best of Louisiana Red is an ideal introduction to one of the blues' most unique and memorable characters. Never a musical innovator, Red's true gift was instead to

Overview

Assembled from tapes recorded in New York City with producer Herb Abramson between 1965 and 1973, The Best of Louisiana Red is an ideal introduction to one of the blues' most unique and memorable characters. Never a musical innovator, Red's true gift was instead to absorb the lessons of contemporary greats like Muddy Waters and Elmore James, employing their lyrical and instrumental motifs as a means to forge his own evocative style; James' slide guitar, in particular, haunts cuts like "The Story of Louisiana Red," "Where Is My Friend" and "Freight Train to Ride." Red's lyrics, on the other hand, are startlingly original, his surreal narratives unprecedented in the blues canon; the amazing "Red's Dream" details a journey to the U.N. to outline a plan to solve the Cuban missile crisis, while its follow-up, "Red's New Dream," portrays its hero as the first blues singer in outer space.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/12/1995
Label:
Evidence
UPC:
0730182605921
catalogNumber:
26059

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louisiana Red   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harp,Vocals
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Jimmy Lewis   Bass
Doug Cook   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Dave "Baby" Cortez   Organ
Bill Dicey   Harp
Napoleon "Snags" Allen   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Robert Banks   Piano
Don Cook   Piano
Jimmy "BeBop" Evans   Drums
Ralph Jones   Drums
Paul Martinez   Bass
Earl Williams   Drums
Jim Evans   Drums
James Brooks   Bass,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Herb Abramson   Producer
Jerry Gordon   Reissue Producer
Peter Aschoff   Liner Notes
Edward VanLandeghem   Engineer
Traditional   Composer

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