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    Born: Jan. 8, 1904, Smithville, GA, USA. Died: March 19, 1981, Chicago, IL, USA. One of Chicago's earliest blues guitar stars.He came by his nick-name because he was raised in Tampa, Florida and because of his red hair. He is best recalled as part of the team of Tampa Red and Georgia Tom (Dorsey), - The Hokum Boys. But, Tampa Red also created several "Jug" bands including 'Tampa Red's Hokum Jug ...more

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