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Birth Name: Hudson Woodbridge
Born: 1904/01/08
Birth Place: Smithville, Georgia, United States
Died: 1981/03/19
Years Active: 1920s - 1960s
Genres: Slide Guitar, Chicago Blues

Tampa Red (January 8, 1904 - March 19, 1981), born Hudson Woodbridge but known from childhood as Hudson Whittaker, was an influential American musician. Tampa Red is best known as an accomplished and influential blues guitarist who had a unique single-string bottleneck style. His songwriting and his silky, polished slide 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. In a career spanning over 30 years he also recorded pop, R&B and hokum records.

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