Sitting With Gianluca - Louisiana Red (blues) March 1, 2009

from Sitting With Gianluca: From country-bluegrass-blues to CBGBs· ·

Louisiana Red was born to sing the blues. As a boy after his mother died and his father was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan he left Mississippi for Pittsburg. He then moved to Chicago where he first recorded for Chess Records in 1949 and was mentored by Muddy Waters. I caught up with Red backstage in New York City to ask him about his life in the blues and ask him what made some of the legends so unique.



Louisiana Red was born to sing the blues. As a boy after his mother died and his father was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan he left Mississippi for Pittsburg. He then moved to Chicago where he first recorded for Chess Records in 1949 and was mentored by Muddy Waters. I caught up with Red backstage in New York City to ask him about his life in the blues and ask him what made some of the legends so unique.