Young & Free Columnist
There is no place like Clarksdale’s Red’s Blues Club, Red’s Place, Red’s Lounge, Red’s Whatever-you-want-to-call-it, in the world. Not only is it full of talent and people who appreciate it, but it is also a place where you can be free to be you without one judgement coming your way.
Madge Marley Howell expresses her love for Red, his unique place and what he is doing to keep the blues alive in Clarksdale in this short video done by me. Enjoy!
[youtube width=”600″ height=”350″]https://youtu.be/0nLy26PZuoI[/youtube]
Lucious Spiller is featured on guitar and vocals in the video. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is featured on bass. They are recorded at Red’s playing “Voodoo Chile” by Jimi Hendrix.
SPECIAL NOTE: Magical Madge wants to clarify what the word “dump” means when referring to Red’s place.
“My usage of the word dump doesn’t mean to imply that Red’s is a trashy place. In fact, it is quite the opposite. However, my use of the descriptive word means only that it isn’t anything fancy or refined. It is what it is. Red Paden, owner of Red’s Blues Lounge, runs a tight and clean place. I always feel secure and well taken care of when I am at Red’s. By no means do I want to imply that Red’s is a bad place. It is simply on the funky, ecclectic and bohemian side. Perfect! I love Red’s Place and I especially love Red Paden.” – Madge Marley Howell