Posted by themusicsover on February 25, 2012
Louisiana Red (Born Iverson Minter)
March 23, 1932 – February 25, 2012
Louisiana Red was an Alabama-born blues musician who counted over 50 albums to his credit. Red began making records in 1949, with his first label being the legendary Chess Records. What followed was a series of singles and albums, many of which are essential for any respectable blues collection. A couple of his key albums were The Lowdown Back Porch Blues and Seventh Son, both released in 1963. During the late ’50s, Red performed with the great John Lee Hooker in Detroit. And in 1983, he was awarded a prestigious WC Handy Award. Louisiana Red was 79 when he passed away on February 25, 2012.