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Tampa Red

American blues musician

Tampa Red

American blues musician
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birthday
8th
January, 1903
Death
19th
March, 1981
Birth Place
Smithville, Georgia, U.S.
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

Hudson Whittaker (born Hudson Woodbridge, January 8, 1903 – March 19, 1981), known as Tampa Red, was an American Chicago blues musician.
He is best known as a blues guitarist who had a distinctive single-string slide style. His songwriting and his bottleneck technique influenced other leading Chicago blues guitarists, such as Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Nighthawk and Muddy Waters, and many others, including Elmore James and Mose Allison. In a career spanning over 30 years, he also recorded pop, R&B and hokum songs. His best-known recordings include “Anna Lou Blues”, “Black Angel Blues”, “Crying Won’t Help You”, “It Hurts Me Too”, and “Love Her with a Feeling”.

instruments played
Guitar
kazoo
Piano
Slide
Vocals
Also Known As

Hudson Whittaker

Associated Acts

Thomas A. Dorsey Ma Rainey Frankie Jaxon Blind John Davis Big Maceo Merriweather Sonny Boy Williamson I Little Johnny Jones Big Walter Horton Sonny Boy Williamson II

Birth Name

Hudson Woodbridge

Genres

Chicago blues, hokum

Labels

Vocalion Bluebird RCA Victor

Years Active

1920s 1960s

Name

Tampa Red

Nationality

United States of America

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