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Tampa Red (January 8, 1904<ref>Some sources quote a different date of birth, ranging from "Christmas day, probably 1900" to "January 8, 1904"</ref> – March 19, 1981), born Hudson Woodbridge but known from childhood as Hudson Whittaker, was an American Chicago blues musician.

Tampa Red is best known as an accomplished and influential blues guitarist who had a unique single-string slide style. His songwriting and his silky, polished "bottleneck" technique influenced other leading Chicago blues guitarists, such as Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Nighthawk, as well as Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Mose Allison and many others.<ref name= barlow>Barlow, William. "Looking Up At Down": The Emergence of Blues Culture. Temple University Press (1989), pp. 304-05. ISBN 0-87722-583-4.</ref> In a career spanning over 30 years he also recorded pop, R&B and hokum records. His best known recordings include the "classic compositions 'Anna Lou Blues', 'Black Angel Blues', 'Crying Won't Help You', 'It Hurts Me Too', and 'Love Her with a Feeling'".<ref> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} </ref>


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Tampa Red (January 8, 1904<ref>Some sources quote a different date of birth, ranging from "Christmas day, probably 1900" to "January 8, 1904"</ref> – March 19, 1981), born Hudson Woodbridge but known from childhood as Hudson Whittaker, was an American Chicago blues musician.

Tampa Red is best known as an accomplished and influential blues guitarist who had a unique single-string slide style. His songwriting and his silky, polished "bottleneck" technique influenced other leading Chicago blues guitarists, such as Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Nighthawk, as well as Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Mose Allison and many others.<ref name= barlow>Barlow, William. "Looking Up At Down": The Emergence of Blues Culture. Temple University Press (1989), pp. 304-05. ISBN 0-87722-583-4.</ref> In a career spanning over 30 years he also recorded pop, R&B and hokum records. His best known recordings include the "classic compositions 'Anna Lou Blues', 'Black Angel Blues', 'Crying Won't Help You', 'It Hurts Me Too', and 'Love Her with a Feeling'".<ref> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} </ref>


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