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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Monday, February 27, 2012

R.I.P Louisiana Red

Just heard that blues legend Louisiana Red passed away aged 79 on February 25. The guitarist died in a German hospital having lived in Germany for many years. 
I recall Louisiana Red playing a memorable gig at Newcastle's Corner House in 1987 with Ray Stubbs' R 'n' B All Stars.
It was a superb evening.
Sadly missed throughout the blues world and beyond.
Lance.

1 comment :

Ray Stubbs said...

Yes Lance, it was a pleasure to work with LOUISIANA RED at the Corner House all those years ago. We 'topped and tailed' the numbers he wanted to do at rehearsals, in what seemed like about thirty minutes, no fuss. On stage he
passed solo's to all the band and was a great band leader and so easy to follow. A really nice guy and very 'humble' unlike most of the visiting Americans that we had supported or backed during those years. We felt as though we were an integral part of his appearance and the time on stage with him was
precious. His treatment of the songs he performed were certainly Blues but with Red's stamp fixed on them. He was a one-off performer and we shall never see the likes of him again. Great memories of a Great Bluesman, Rock on Red
wherever you may be.

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