• louisiana red Dead Stray Dog (LP, £23.50)

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    LOUISIANA RED recorded numerous songs throughout the 1960s, though he might be best known for his 1964 Billboard singles hit 'I'm Too Poor To Die'. His 'Louisiana Red Sings The Blues' album released in 1972 didn't sell well, and Red was subsequently dropped by his label. After the death of his beloved first wife, Red recorded two highly-regarded acoustic albums for Blue Labor Records, 1975's 'Sweet Blood Call' and this album (here reissued on vinyl), 1976's 'Dead Stray Dog', both receiving widespread critical acclaim for their introspective and intimate performances.

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