Boogie Woogie Red

Born: 
10/18/1925
City: 
Rayville
Region: 
Louisiana
Country: 
USA
Died: 
07/02/1992
Years Active: 
1943-1992
Instruments: 
Piano, Vocals
Image Credit: 
Image by Leni Sinclair

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Boogie Woogie Red (born Vernon Harrison) was born in Rayville, LA but his family moved to Detroit when he was very young. Under the influence of local musicians Big Maceo and Dr. Clayton, Red taught himself piano. At age 18, he was drawn to the blues scene in Chicago, where he jammed with Lonnie Johnson, Tampa Red and Memphis Slim.

In 1946, he returned to Detroit and for the next fourteen years played with John Lee Hooker. When the Motown sound took over and dried up the blues gigs, Red decided to give up performing. But in 1971 he did a well-received European tour and began performing regularly in the Detroit area, with occasional tours overseas.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Boogie Woogie Red 06/15/1972 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 06/16/1972 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 06/17/1972 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 08/20/1972 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 08/27/1972 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 09/03/1972 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival (Evening) 09/10/1972 Otis Spann Memorial Field Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 09/24/1972 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Muddy Waters 09/30/1972 Finch Fieldhouse Mount Pleasant Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 10/01/1972 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
The Boogie Brothers 10/23/1972 Mackinac Jack's Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 12/01/1972 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 12/02/1972 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 04/07/1973 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Blues at Belle Isle 07/15/1973 Belle Isle Band Shell Detroit Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 10/15/1973 Mr. Flood's Party Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 10/16/1973 Mr. Flood's Party Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 01/31/1974 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red / John Nicholas 02/07/1974 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red / John Nicholas 02/08/1974 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red / John Nicholas 02/09/1974 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red / John Nicholas 03/21/1974 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red / John Nicholas 03/22/1974 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red / John Nicholas 03/23/1974 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Boogie Woogie Red 04/08/1974 Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan USA

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