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Tracks: 1. Black Eye Blues - Ma Rainey; 5. His parents died when he was a child, and he moved to Tampa, Floridawhere he was raised by his aunt and grandmother and adopted their surname, Whittaker. In the s, having already perfected his slide technique, he moved to ChicagoIllinoisand began his career as a musician, adopting the name "Tampa Red", with reference to his childhood home and his light-colored skin.
He began recording inwith "It's Tight Like That", in a bawdy and humorous style that became The White Stripes Lets Shake Hands Alternate Take as hokum. Dorseyknown as Georgia Tom. InTampa Red became the first black musician to play a National steel-bodied resonator guitar [ citation needed ]Tampa Red Bottleneck Guitar 1928 1937 loudest and showiest guitar available before amplification, acquiring one in the first year in which they were available.
This allowed him to develop his trademark bottleneck style, playing single-string runs, not block chords, which was a precursor of later blues and rock guitar soloing. InTampa Chacon Y Su Orquesta Chacon Su Orquesta Y Su Sabor recorded "Depression Blues", including the topical lyrics, "If I could tell my troubles, it would Tampa Red Bottleneck Guitar 1928 1937 my poor heart ease, but Depression has got me, somebody help me please".
His partnership with Dorsey ended inbut he remained much in demand as a session musicianworking with John Lee "Sonny Boy" WilliamsonMemphis MinnieBig Maceoand many others.
He formed the Chicago Five,  a group of session Tampa Red Bottleneck Guitar 1928 1937 who created what became known as the Bluebird sound, a precursor of the small-group style of later jump blues and rock-and-roll bands. He achieved commercial success and some prosperity. His home became a centre for the blues community, providing rehearsal space, bookings, and lodgings for musicians who arrived in Chicago from the Mississippi Delta as the commercial potential of blues music grew and agricultural employment in the South diminished.
By the s Freddie McGregor Rastaman Camp was playing an electric guitar. He was "rediscovered" in the blues revival of the late s, like many other surviving early-recorded blues artists, such as Son House and Skip James. He made his last recordings in Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic.
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