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Tampa Red

Tampa Red
Aliases
Jimmy Eager and His Trio
Tampa Red and The Chicago Five
Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band
Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band
Real name
Hudson Whittaker
Born
January 8, 1904
Died
March 19, 1981
Country
United States
IPI
00473970520 29 works
00473970814 1 work
Comments
Blues guitarist, vocalist, and prolific songwriter, who is perhaps the most influential of all the early 20th century blues artists.
Member of
The Hokum Boys

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Managed by CarlDennis

Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
1936 Pokey LaFarge
1941 (18 artists)
November 29, 1940 Doug Quattlebaum
i May 1931 (4 artists)
September 1951 (4 artists)
May 1952 (4 artists)
1949 (2 artists)
1946 (9 artists)
1939 Paul Geremia
1941 (46 artists)
February 1939 Marc Lelangue Trio
1934 Lost Country
1951 B.B. King
1934 (2 artists)
1941 Reese Wynans and Friends
February 1947 Henry Gray
1950 The Detonators! [GB]
1940 Joan Crane
1937 The Devil Makes Three
July 1953 Marc Lelangue
1928 (46 artists)
1934 Junior Wells
October 9, 1942 (14 artists)
1938 (30 artists)
1945 The Duke Robillard Band
1951 The Detonators! [GB]
July 1951 (3 artists)
1949 Max "Blues" Bailey - Buddy Tate and His Band
April 1965 The James Harman Band
1951 The Detonators! [GB]
April 1951 (4 artists)
1942 (4 artists)
July 24, 1942 (12 artists)
i 1929 (96 artists)
1935 (3 artists)
1934 (2 artists)

Covers by Tampa Red

Title Performer Release date Originally by
1934 Lucille Bogan
May 1931 Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
February 1, 1930 Charlie McCoy and Bo Chatman
April 1951 Charlie Spand, Sonny Boy Williamson [US1]
1928 Ida Cox, Leroy Carr
1941 Tampa Red
Covered by (90 artists)
1928 Tampa Red and Georgia Tom
December 1929 Cow Cow Davenport
December 1929 Cow Cow Davenport
1934 Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell
1929 Trixie Smith and The Jazz Masters
1940 Isham Jones and His Orchestra
1929 Leroy Carr
Right or Wrong Tampa Red March 3, 1937 Unverified
1934 Al Miller and His Market Street Boys
1931 Mississippi Sheiks
1931 Mississippi Sheiks, "Sam Hill" From Louisville
1932 Sam Theard

Songs written by Tampa Red

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
All Night Long Tampa Red Tampa Red and The Chicago Five August 5, 1936 Covered by Pokey LaFarge
Anna Lou Blues Tampa Red Tampa Red May 10, 1940 Covered by (18 artists)
Baby, Take a Chance with Me Tampa Red Tampa Red May 10, 1940 Covered by Doug Quattlebaum
Boogie Woogie Dance Tampa Red Tampa Red January 28, 1931 Covered by (4 artists)
Boogie Woogie Woman Tampa Red Tampa Red July 28, 1951 Covered by (4 artists)
But I Forgive You Tampa Red Tampa Red April 21, 1952 Covered by (4 artists)
Come On, If You're Coming Tampa Red Tampa Red March 24, 1949 Covered by (2 artists)
Crying Won't Help You Tampa Red Tampa Red February 19, 1946 Covered by (9 artists)
Don't Forget It Tampa Red Tampa Red 1939 Covered by Paul Geremia
Don't You Lie to Me Tampa Red Tampa Red May 10, 1940 Covered by (46 artists)
Forgive Me, Please Tampa Red Tampa Red December 16, 1938 Covered by Marc Lelangue Trio
Give It up Buddy and Get Going Tampa Red Tampa Red June 14, 1934 Covered by Lost Country
Green and Lucky Blues Tampa Red Tampa Red July 28, 1951 Covered by B.B. King
Grievin' and Worryin' Blues Tampa Red Tampa Red June 14, 1934 Covered by (2 artists)
I Got a Right to Be Blue Tampa Red Tampa Red June 24, 1941 Covered by Reese Wynans and Friends
I'll Be up Again Someday Tampa Red Tampa Red October 19, 1945 Covered by Henry Gray
I'll Find My Way Tampa Red Tampa Red 1950 Covered by The Detonators! [GB]
I'm Betting on You Tampa Red Tampa Red July 27, 1935 Covered by Joan Crane
I'm Gonna Get High Tampa Red Tampa Red and The Chicago Five 1937 Covered by The Devil Makes Three
I Should Have Loved Her More Tampa Red Jimmy Eager and His Trio January 29, 1953 Covered by Marc Lelangue
It's Tight Like That Tampa Red, Thomas A. Dorsey Tampa Red and Georgia Tom October 24, 1928 Covered by (46 artists)
Keep Your Yes Ma'am Clean Tampa Red Sweet Papa "Tadpole" July 29, 1930 Covered by (2 artists)
Kingfish Blues Tampa Red Tampa Red 1934 Covered by Junior Wells
Let Me Play with Your Poodle Tampa Red Tampa Red February 6, 1942 Covered by (14 artists)
Love with a Feeling Tampa Red Tampa Red June 16, 1938 Covered by (30 artists)
Mercy Mama Tampa Red Tampa Red 1945 Covered by The Duke Robillard Band
Midnight Boogie Tampa Red Tampa Red 1951 Covered by The Detonators! [GB]
Pretty Baby Blues Tampa Red Tampa Red March 20, 1951 Covered by (3 artists)
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Tampa Red Tampa Red July 21, 1949 Covered by Max "Blues" Bailey - Buddy Tate and His Band
Ramblers Blues Tampa Red Tampa Red December 1, 1953 Covered by The James Harman Band
She's a Cool Operator Tampa Red Tampa Red 1951 Covered by The Detonators! [GB]
She's Dynamite Tampa Red Tampa Red March 20, 1951 Covered by (4 artists)
She's Love Crazy Tampa Red Tampa Red June 24, 1941 Covered by (4 artists)
She Wants to Sell My Monkey Tampa Red Tampa Red February 6, 1942 Covered by (12 artists)
Some Cold Rainy Day Tampa Red Chippie Hill October 13, 1928 Covered by (7 artists)
You Got to Reap What You Sow Tampa Red Tampa Red June 22, 1929 Covered by (96 artists)
You Missed a Good Man Tampa Red Tampa Red November 1, 1935 Covered by (3 artists)
You've Got to Do Better Tampa Red Tampa Red March 22, 1934 Covered by (2 artists)

Adapted songs

Releases

EPs

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
All Night Long Tampa Red and The Chicago Five 1936 Bluebird
Better Let My Gal Alone Tampa Red 1945 Bluebird
Boogie Woogie Dance Tampa Red May 1931 Vocalion
Boogie Woogie Woman Tampa Red September 1951 RCA Victor
Boot It Boy Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band 1929 Vocalion
But I Fogive You Tampa Red May 1952 RCA Victor
Corrine Corrina Tampa Red and Georgia Tom February 1, 1930 Vocalion
Crying Won't Help You Tampa Red 1946 RCA Victor
Don't You Lie to Me Tampa Red 1941 Bluebird
Forgive Me, Please Tampa Red February 1939 Bluebird
I Don't Care No More Tampa Red 1940 Bluebird
I Got a Right to Be Blue Tampa Red 1941 Bluebird
I'll Be up Again Some Day Tampa Red February 1947 RCA Victor
I'll Find My Way Tampa Red 1950 RCA Victor
I'm Betting on You Tampa Red 1940 Bluebird
I'm Gonna Get High - The Sad Tampa Red and The Chicago Five - Boots and His Buddies 1937 Bluebird
It Hurts Me Too Tampa Red 1941 Bluebird
It's Tight Like That Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band 1928 Vocalion
It's Tight Like That Tampa Red and Georgia Tom 1928 Vocalion
Let Me Play with Your Poodle Tampa Red October 9, 1942 Bluebird
Love with a Feeling Tampa Red 1938 Bluebird
Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here Tampa Red and Georgia Tom December 1929 Vocalion
Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here Tampa Red and His Hokum Jug Band December 1929 Vocalion
Mean Mistreater Blues Tampa Red 1934 Bluebird
Midnight Boogie Tampa Red 1951 RCA Victor
(Play Your Hand) Keep on Dealin' - I Can Tell by The Way You Smell Tampa Red - Walter Davis August 1935 Bluebird
Please Mr. Doctor Jimmy Eager and His Trio July 1953 Sabre
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Tampa Red 1949 RCA Victor
Reckless Man Blues Tampa Red and Georgia Tom 1932 Vocalion
She's a Cool Operator Tampa Red 1951 RCA Victor
She's Dynamite Tampa Red April 1951 RCA Victor
She's Love Crazy Tampa Red 1942 Bluebird
She Want to Sell My Monkey Tampa Red July 24, 1942 Bluebird
Since Baby's Been Gone Tampa Red July 1951 RCA Victor
Somebody's Been Using That Thing Tampa Red 1934 Bluebird
Stop and Listen Blues Tampa Red 1931 Vocalion
Sugar Mama Blues Tampa Red 1934 Vocalion
Sweet Mellow Woman Blues Tampa Red 1939 Bluebird
Things 'Bout Coming My Way Tampa Red 1931 Vocalion
What Am I Going to Do Tampa Red November 29, 1940 Bluebird
When Things Go Wrong Tampa Red 1949 RCA Victor
You Don't Want Me Blues Tampa Red 1934 Bluebird
You Got to Reap What You Sow Tampa Red 1929 Vocalion
You Missed a Good Man Tampa Red 1935 Bluebird
You've Got to Do Better Tampa Red 1934 Bluebird