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Louisiana Red - Dead Stray Dog LP
Fat Possum Records
Red recorded numerous songs throughout the 1960s, though he might be best known for his Billboard singles hit "I'm Too Poor To Die" in 1964. His Louisiana Red Sings The Blues album released in 1972 on that label's Atco Records subsidiary didn't sell well, and Red was subsequently dropped by the label. After the death of his beloved first wife, Red recorded two highly-regarded acoustic albums for the Blue Labor Records label, 1975's Sweet Blood Call and this album, 1976's Dead Stray Dog, both receiving widespread critical acclaim for their introspective and intimate performances.