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“Reds Blues Club clarksdale ms”
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Red's Lounge
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Clarksdale
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florida
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“Reds Blues Club clarksdale ms”
Reviewed January 2, 2010

This is not Ground Zero, or a House Of Blues.. This is the real deal! Located at a cross roads at MLK BLVD. and SUNFLOWER AVE .. Reds is a old school juke jiont. Where Locals and nation wide musicians come to play, laugh, and have a great time. The owner Red, made my wife and I feel like we were home, The patrons were friendly, and the music was everything you wanted in a delta blues juke!!! Reds serves ice cold beer, and you are welcome to bring a bottle or two , (Red drinks Evan Williams), and if your lucky he is doing some cooking the night you go..(the best ribs I had, and his chicken..awsome) If your into the blues and are with in 100 miles of Clarksdale Ms do yourself a favor and go to Reds... Backed by the river, and fronted by the graveyard..

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“A must if you're in Clarksdale for the "real" blues experience”
Reviewed November 4, 2009

I basically have to echo the other reviewers here - red's is a brilliant place if you want a more authentic blues experience. Take your instrument if you want to jam with the locals, but don't expect any sort of luxury. The toilets are one step up from a hole in the ground, the "bar" is a dumpster filled with ice and bottles of Bud (although most of the locals seem to bring in a hip flask of whiskey), but the music, and atmosphere, is as cool as it gets.

There's sometimes a BBQ but otherwise there's no food, it's basically just like going to a gig in someone's garage, but I totally loved it. Most memorable place in the delta, IMO.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“The Real Deal”
Reviewed June 24, 2009

I went to the Delta to find real Delta Blues. Red's is the place. A real old fashion Jook Joint. Robert"Wolfman" Belfour was absolutely amazing. His guitar playing and vocals are like looking back in time.

Red is a great guy and runs a first class operation with no BS.

If you want the real deal, Red's is the place. Unforgetable.

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Branson
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“Red's is the real deal!”
Reviewed February 11, 2009

My band, The Underground Blues Division, went to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis recently. We took the opportunity to head down to Clarksdale to jam at The Ground Zero. A few fellow jammers told us about a jam at Red's, so we headed up afterwards. We pulled up in front of a place that could only be described as " Sanford and Sonesque" , and went inside. Now if you like nice, clean chain places with tables and crazy crap on the walls this ain't it. But if you wanna hear REAL blues and don't mind sitting on a funky couch in the middle of the floor, get down to Red's. Red's gotta be the coolest cat in Clarksdale, Laid back and accomodating, even let us dig into some smoked chicken and ribs he had smoking out front{ best damn grub I had that whole trip!). If you love the blues and wanna live the blues Red's is a must!

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“Red's - Blueskitten's Opinion of this Clarksdale Institution”
Reviewed November 20, 2008

Red's is incredible!! It's an authentic jukejoint with all the character & characters you'd ever want to find. The place is really seedy, beverages are limited to beer (although you can BYOB), & the bathrooms are semi-scary. Red, however, is great - a nicer guy you'll never meet. Likewise for his friends & loyal customers.
The music is awesome & it's a true party atmosphere. Don't let the exterior of the place (or Red) scare you off. Once you enter the door, you'll be glad you did (& will probably have some good memories to take home with you).

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