Louisiana Red - Sittin Here Wonderin
This is a Delta Blues Masterpiece! Don't miss this. One of the last living legends in blues. If he plays near you, don't miss him.
The current blues scene in the U.S. and Europe is characterized by a wide variety of styles and musicians. However, as the years go passing by there are fewer and fewer artists left that were active during the formative years of blues music, those who participated in the development of the music.Thus, it is all the more important and cause for celebration that there are still artists such as Louisiana Red. Louisiana Red has lived the Blues. And Louisiana Red not only plays the Blues, he lives it through his guitar and his singing. Strongly influenced by Muddy Waters, Lightnin‘ Hopkins and Arthur Crudup, he has long ago found his own voice, his own style, his own form of expression. When Red performs, the songs are often only launching pad for expressing his immediate feelings in the almost lost tradition of spontaneous composition that goes back to the original Delta Blues artists an even further to the West-African griot bards. In a career spanning over half a century, Louisiana Red has played with just about every major bluesman you can name, some of the most memorable encounters being his jams with B.B.King and Muddy Waters. But it doesn’t matter who he plays with or where he appears - Louisiana Red brings the same intensitiy and enthusiasm to every stage he appears on, whether in front of 10,000 people at a festival or 100 people in an intimate club.
Born in Bessema, Alabama as Iverson Minter. His mother died a week after his birth.
1941 Louisiana Red’s father was killed by the Ku-Klux-Klan.
1972 His first beloved wife died from cancer.
1975 Festival in Montreux
Strongly influenced by Muddy Waters, Lightnin‘ Hopkins and Arthur Crudup, he has long ago found his own voice, his own style, his own form of expression.
Louisiana Red has played with just about every major bluesman you can name, some of the most memorable encounters being his jams with B.B.King and Muddy Waters. 1981 Louisiana Red leaves the United States for living now in Germany
Posted by wino at Sunday, November 12, 2006