Ricky Skaggs & Louisiana Red


April 4th, 2001 ~ True Believers in Country Music and the Blues: Grammy-winning, God-fearing man of song Ricky Skaggs talks about his music, specifically his devotion to bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe. Plus, who is Louisiana Red? Iverson Minter is the name on his Mississippi birth certificate; "Red" came with a notorious love of New Orleans hot sauce; and his sound was formed while working in the Pittsburgh steel mills. Just as Ricky Skaggs sees his music as an expression of spirituality, Louisiana Red infuses his blues with messages of labor protest and Civil Rights.

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  • Seven Bridges Road Dolly Parton
    Little Sparrow, Sugar Hill
  • She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain Booker White
    Arhoolie 40th Anniversary Collection, Arhoolie
  • She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain Tiny Bradshaw
    Rhapsodies In Black, Rhino
  • The Weary Blues Branford Marsalis
    Rhapsodies In Black, Rhino
  • A Handfull of Riffs Lonnie Johnson & Blind Willie Dunn
    Rhapsodies In Black, Rhino
  • I Dreamed That Heaven Was Like This Johnnie Taylor
    Lifetime 3CD set, Stax
  • I Had a Dream Johnnie Taylor
    Lifetime 3CD set, Stax
  • Instrumental: Uncloudy Day Doc Watson
    On Praying Ground, Sugar Hill
  • My Long Journey Home Monroe Brothers
    What Would You Give …?, Rounder
  • Walls of Time Ricky Skaggs
    Ancient Tones, Skaggs Family
  • INTERVIEW: Ricky Skaggs
  • Instrumental: Allons Rock N Roll Lil' Band O' Gold
    Lil' Band O' Gold, Shanachie
  • Patoutville Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
    Happytown, Rounder
  • Acting the Devil Chris Ardoin
    Turn The Page, Rounder
  • We Two Happy People Stranger & Patsy
    Roots of Reggae: Ska Vol.1, Rhino
  • That's How I Feel Sun Ra
    Lanquidity, Evidence
  • Rock-Rock Ola Merril Moore
    Boogie My Blues Away, Bear Family
  • A Shot of Rhythm & Blues Clyde McPhatter
    A Shot of Rhythm & Blues, Sundazed
  • Cleanhead's Back In Town Eddie ‘Cleanhead' Vinson
    Cleanhead's Back In Town, Rhino
  • Delilah Clifford Brown
    Clifford Brown's Finest Hour, Verve
  • Martinique Martin Denny
    Exotica: The Best of Marin Denny, Rhino
  • Lonesome Tears In My Eyes Los Lobos w/Paul Burlison
    El Cancionero Mas y Mas, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Shadow Blues Craig Ventresco
    The Past Is Yet To Come, OJL
  • INTERVIEW: Louisiana Red
  • Story of Louisiana Red Louisiana Red
    The Best of Louisiana Red, Evidence
  • Working Man Blues Louisiana Red
    Lowdown Back Porch Blues, Collectables
  • Red's Dream Louisiana Red
    Lowdown Back Porch Blues, Collectables
  • Instrumental: Anji Davy Graham
    Fire In The Soul, Topic
  • State Trooper Deana Carter
    Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska, SubPop
  • Open All Night Bruce Springsteen
    Nebraska, Sony
  • Poor Boy RL Burnside
    Well… Well… Well, MC
  • Prodigal Son Rolling Stones
    Beggars Banquet, London
  • INTERVIEW: Jeff Titon on John Fahey