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Tampa Red

Tampa Red (January 8, 1904 - March 19, 1981), also known as Hudson Whittaker, was a Chicago blues musician born in Smithville, Georgia. Over the course of his 30+ year career, he recorded an estimated 335 songs on 78-rpm records, tracking 251 of which between 1928 and 1942, making him the blues artist with the most recordings during that era. His work and technique influenced the likes of Muddy Waters, Robert Nighthawk, and Elmore James, amongst others.


LPs
Don't Jive Me
1961

Don't Tampa With The Blues
1960

Compilations
Bottleneck Guitar 1928-1937
1973

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