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Album Review

Louisiana Red: Always Played The Blues

Read "Always Played The Blues" reviewed by Ed Kopp

Louisiana Red is a spontaneous kind of guy. He never writes any of his songs on paper, even for a recording session. The five British musicians who backed him on this release knew nothing of Red's intentions when they entered the studio. Red's extemporaneous approach could have spelled disaster, but it actually enhances this album. There's a loose jam-oriented feel to the recording, making it the blues equivalent of a Grateful Dead album.Born Iverson Minter in Vicksburg, Miss., ...

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