Tampa Red

Real Name:
Hudson Whittaker
Profile:
Blues singer and guitarist, born January 8, 1904, Smithville, GA, USA, died March 19, 1981, Chicago, IL, USA.
Tampa Red came by his nick-name because he was raised in Tampa, Florida, and because of his red hair. In the 1920s he formed a team with Georgia Tom (Dorsey), also known as The Hokum Boys. Tampa Red also created jug bands such as Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band (featuring a young Frankie Jaxon), and The Tub Jug Washboard Band, which backed blues singer Ma Rainey. He also recorded alone, and cut a number of exquisite guitar solos.
Already by the time of his 1928 recording debut for Vocalion, he had developed the clear, precise bottleneck blues guitar style that earned him his billing "The Guitar Wizard". His bottleneck and single-string solo style inspired a number of other blues guitarists, among them Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Nighthawk.
Tampa Red was also a prolific songwriter, writing such blues standards as "Sweet Black Angel", "Love Her With A Feeling", "Don't You Lie To Me", and "It Hurts Me Too" (covered by B.B. King, Freddy King, Fats Domino, and Elmore James, respectively). He may have been the most influential of the early 20th century blues guitarists.
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Albums

BV 1030 Tampa Red - Don't Tampa With The Blues album art Tampa Red Don't Tampa With The Blues (Album) Prestige Bluesville BV 1030 US 1960 Sell This Version
BV 1043 Tampa Red - Don't Jive Me  album art Tampa Red Don't Jive Me (Album) Prestige Bluesville BV 1043 US 1962 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

12703 Tampa Red - Too Black Bad / It's Red Hot album art Red Hot Shakin' Davis with Tampa Red Red Hot Shakin' Davis with Tampa Red - Too Black Bad / It's Red Hot(Shellac, 10") Paramount 12703 US 1928 Sell This Version
1216 Tampa Red - Grievin' Me Blues / It's Tight Like That album art Georgia Tom / Tampa Red And Georgia Tom Georgia Tom / Tampa Red And Georgia Tom - Grievin' Me Blues / It's Tight Like That(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1216 US 1928 Sell This Version
12685 Tampa Red - How Long How Long / Through Train Blues album art Blind Lemon Jefferson / Tampa Red Blind Lemon Jefferson / Tampa Red - How Long How Long / Through Train Blues(Shellac, 10") Paramount 12685 US 1928 Sell This Version
1428 Tampa Red - Jim Jackson's Jamboree album art Jim Jackson (2), Tampa Red, Georgia Tom, Speckled Red Jim Jackson (2), Tampa Red, Georgia Tom, Speckled Red - Jim Jackson's Jamboree(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1428 US 1929 Sell This Version
1286 Tampa Red - Pat That Bread / Arkansas album art Georgia Tom And Tampa Red / Henry Thomas Georgia Tom And Tampa Red / Henry Thomas - Pat That Bread / Arkansas(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1286 US 1929 Sell This Version
1244 Tampa Red - Chicago Moan Blues / It's Tight Like That-Part 2 album art Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard"* With George Tom* Tampa Red, "The Guitar Wizard"* With George Tom* - Chicago Moan Blues / It's Tight Like That-Part 2(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1244 US 1929 Sell This Version
1246 Tampa Red - Long Ago Blues / Lonesome Man Blues album art Georgia Tom And Tampa Red Georgia Tom And Tampa Red - Long Ago Blues / Lonesome Man Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1246 US 1929 Sell This Version
32526 Tampa Red - You Rascal You No. 1 / You Rascal You No. 2 album art Tampa Red And Georgia Tom Tampa Red And Georgia Tom - You Rascal You No. 1 / You Rascal You No. 2 Banner 32526 US 1930 Sell This Version
1538 Tampa Red - The Dirty Dozen No. 2 / I. C. Moan Blues album art Tampa Red "The Guitar Wizard"* The Dirty Dozen No. 2 / I. C. Moan Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1538 US 1930 Sell This Version
1450 Tampa Red - Corrine Corrina / Kunjine Baby album art Tampa Red And Georgia Tom / Georgia Tom, Tampa Red And Frankie Jaxon Tampa Red And Georgia Tom / Georgia Tom, Tampa Red And Frankie Jaxon - Corrine Corrina / Kunjine Baby(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1450 US 1930 Sell This Version
1456 Tampa Red - That Stuff You Sell / Station Time Blues album art Tampa Red And Georgia Tom / Tampa Red Tampa Red And Georgia Tom / Tampa Red - That Stuff You Sell / Station Time Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1456 US 1930 Sell This Version
1469 Tampa Red - Worried Man Blues / Mrs. Baker's Blues album art Tampa Red And Georgia Tom / Tampa Red "The Guitar Wizard"* Tampa Red And Georgia Tom / Tampa Red "The Guitar Wizard"* - Worried Man Blues / Mrs. Baker's Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1469 US 1930 Sell This Version
1661 Tampa Red - Stop And Listen Blues / Down In Spirit Blues album art Tampa Red "The Guitar Wizard"* Stop And Listen Blues / Down In Spirit Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1661 US 1931 Sell This Version
1577 Tampa Red - Jack "The Ripper" Blues / It's My Time Blues album art Tampa Red "The Guitar Wizard"* Jack "The Ripper" Blues / It's My Time Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1577 US 1931 Sell This Version
1654 Tampa Red - New Strangers Blues / Georgia Hound Blues album art Tampa Red And Georgia Tom / Tampa Red "The Guitar Wizard"* Tampa Red And Georgia Tom / Tampa Red "The Guitar Wizard"* - New Strangers Blues / Georgia Hound Blues(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 1654 US 1931 Sell This Version
B-5450 Tampa Red - I'll Find My Way / You've Got To Do Better album art Tampa Red I'll Find My Way / You've Got To Do Better(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-5450 US 1934 Sell This Version
B-5878 Tampa Red - Mean Old Tom Cat Blues / Shake It Up A Little album art Tampa Red Mean Old Tom Cat Blues / Shake It Up A Little(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-5878 US 1935 Sell This Version
B-6211 Tampa Red - Drinkin' My Blues Away / Dark And Stormy Night album art Tampa Red Drinkin' My Blues Away / Dark And Stormy Night(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-6211 US 1935 Sell This Version
B-6498 Tampa Red - She Don't Know My Mind-Part 2 / Think You Need A Shot album art Tampa Red / Walter Davis Tampa Red / Walter Davis - She Don't Know My Mind-Part 2 / Think You Need A Shot(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-6498 US 1936 Sell This Version
B-6681 Tampa Red - I Need You By My Side / Blue And Evil Blues album art Tampa Red I Need You By My Side / Blue And Evil Blues(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-6681 US 1936 Sell This Version
B-7276 Tampa Red Travel On / Wrong Idea(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-7276 US 1937 Sell This Version
B-6825 Tampa Red - Someday I'm Bound To Win / Never Go Wrong Blues album art Tampa Red / Little Brother* Tampa Red / Little Brother* - Someday I'm Bound To Win / Never Go Wrong Blues(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-6825 US 1937 Sell This Version
B-7010 Tampa Red - My Gal Is Gone/ When The One You Love Is Gone album art Tampa Red My Gal Is Gone/ When The One You Love Is Gone(Shellac, 10") Bluebird (3) B-7010 US 1937 Sell This Version

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November 21, 2016
The real name of Tampa Red? Here is noted Hudson Whittaker, on the liner notes of crb 1080 he is noted as Hudson Woodbridge, on that lp he plays with the pseudonym Jimmy Eager

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