deepbluereview | SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA USA | 05/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In March 2001, the town of Woodstock passed on the keys to the City to Louisiana Red. This CD commemorates this historic event. Surrounded by many capable artists including Jimmy Vivino on guitar, David Maxwell on organ and a horn section arranged and directed by Vivino, Red puts out a CD that is both soulful and bluesy. All of the tracks were written by Red and are credited to his birth name "Iverson Minter". A delightful disc, heavily rhythmic at times but always easy listening."
A Different Shade of Red, my review from Barcelona, little d
Jose Maria Domenech Fedi | 11/20/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Before buying a record, I normally read the different opinions about it in this Amazon review's section. Usually this runs very well for me, but in Louisiana Red's `Different shade of Red' I clearly disagree with reviewer deepbluereview. According to him, it is a good record. For me it is one of the limpest Louisiana Red's recordings, too much jumping R&B/JUMP Blues instead of very good classic Blues he is accustomed to do like as "Louisiana train", "Blues evening" and "Where's my friend". This is not to say that it is bad, but it lacks consistency, specially when compared with others Red's records like `Always played the Blues' or `The lowdown back porch Blues', both very good.
Iverson Minter nicknamed `Louisiana Red' is usually a very good Blues supplier but not at all in this case.
Sincerely I'm not glad about having bought this record. I expected much more from it. I give it, thinking in the Blues, from 2 to 2.5 stars.