Author: Alan Balfour
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(THE BLUES COLLECTION, ISSUE 81, 1996)
Louisiana Red has, from his earliest recording days, been a master of biting blues songs. He has also adapted the styles of such blues greats as Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy Reed to critical acclaim and the approval of fellow musicians. Yet after more than 30 years’ sweat on the blues circuit widespread recognition of his work still eluded him.
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