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LOUISIANA RED “Sings Deep Blues” (P-Vine 1997)
October 29, 2012, 7:16 am
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LOUISIANA RED “Sings Deep Blues” (P-Vine 1997): This is a rare and deleted album from P-Vine. If anyone has the cover art for this album, please share – I only own the CD with no notes or cover. I can find no info about it on the internet! – Gyro1966

Born in Bessemer, Alabama, United States, Minter lost his parents early in life; His mother died of pneumonia shortly after his birth, and his father was lynched by the Ku Klux Klan when he was five. He was brought up by a series of relatives in various towns and cities. Red recorded for Chess in 1949, before joining the Army. After leaving the Army, he spent two years in the late 1950s playing with John Lee Hooker in Detroit. He recorded for Checker Records in 1952, billed as Rocky Fuller. His first album, Lowdown Back Porch Blues, was recorded in New York with Tommy Tucker and released in 1963, with second album Seventh Son released later the same year. Louisiana Red released the single “I’m Too Poor To Die” for the Glover label in 1964. It peaked at number 117 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number 30 on the Cashbox chart. Billboard did not print a standard R&B chart during 1964. He maintained a busy recording and performing schedule through the 1960s and 1970s, having done sessions for Chess, Checker, Atlas, Glover, Roulette, L&R and Tomato amongst others. (Allmusic)

trax
 01 Augusta, Ga. 02 Rollin’ & Tumblin’ 03 Worried Life Blues 04 Red’s Dream 05 Hit By A Fallin’ Tree 06 Hide-A-Way 07 Standing’ By The Airport 08 Rollin’ Stone 09 You Don’t Have To Go 10 I Am Louisiana Red 11 Mean Ol’ Frisco 12 Story Of Louisiana Red 13 Who’ Dat? 14 Freight Train To Ride 15 Wo-Ho-Ho, Baby 16 Early In The Morning 17 Where Is My Friend? 18 Country Playboy 19 You Gonna Need Me 20 I’m Goin’ Down South
…served by Gyro1966…

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