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Friday, March 16, 2012

Louisiana Red Memorial Tribute planned in Memphis for day after the BMAs! - Bob Corritore

There will be an afternoon memorial tribute show honoring the late Louisiana Red on Friday, May 11th, 1pm to 4pm at the Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale Street Memphis, TN 38103, (901) 529-0007. Proceeds will go to the Blues Foundation's youth education branch, Generation Blues. The Tribute is hosted by Bob Margolin & Bob Corritore and includes appearances by Lazy Lester, Maria Muldaur, Diunna Greenleaf, John Primer, Randy Chortkoff, Big Pete, Billy Flynn, Willie J Campbell (bassist of the Mannish Boys), Michael Frank,Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Rich DelGrosso, Jostein Forsburg & Morten Omlid, Billy Gibson & JT Lauritsen, Marquise Knox, Matt Hill, Cleome Bova, Anson Funderburgh with Andy T and Nick Nixon, Phil Wiggins, David Maxwell, Lightnin' Malcolm and more. This will be a brisk-paced event with all front artists contributing just one song each. For more information on the Blues Music Awards, click here. To read the obit for Louisiana Red and the amazing story of his life, click here. To see a German article about the post-funeral show in Hannover, click here, and for more information on Generation Blues, click here.

Earliest photo of Louisiana Red?

While in Germany for Louisiana Red's funeral, Bob Corritore snapped a photo of a framed picture hanging on the wall of Red's Hannover apartment. It shows a youthful Louisiana Red in what is likely the earliest known photo of this blues legend. Dora (Red's wife) reports that it was taken in the 1940s.
Chris James speculates that this might be an early 1950s artist promotional photo.

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