Personalities | Louisiana Red | Seventies | Jazz & Blues

(Vocals, harmonica, guitar, b. 1936)

Iverson Minter, a.k.a. Louisiana Red, rose from childhood tragedy to build an impressive career. His mother had died and his father had been murdered by the Ku Klux Klan by the time Red was five years old. He first recorded for Chess in 1949, prior to his military service, and then played with John Lee Hooker before leading his own bands. Louisiana Red is a gifted guitarist, influenced by Elmore James and Muddy Waters.

Styles & Forms | Seventies | Jazz & Blues
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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