Robert Pete Williams Louisiana Blues Artists Louisiana Red. Earl was born, and died in New Orleans. He was also born to play the Blues, and died singing ‘em too. Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968), known as Little Walter, was an American blues musician, singer, and songwriter, whose revolutionary approach to the harmonica and impact on succeeding generations has earned him comparisons to such seminal artists as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix. Louisiana Blues Music Description Louisiana blues is a genre of blues music that developed in the period after World War II in the state of Louisiana. 28,461 listeners. Louisiana Red (born Iverson Minter, March 23, 1932, Bessema, Alabama, United States - died February 25, 2012, Hanover, Germany) was a blues… Don't want to see ads? Like most performers of his era, Leadbelly's musical repertoire extended beyond the blues to incorporate ragtime, country, folk, pop standards, and gospel. His signature “Come On,” was an instant Blues standard, and is still covered by artists to this very day. Born Huddie Ledbetter in Louisiana, Leadbelly's music and tumultuous life had a profound effect on blues and folk musicians alike. Blues » Louisiana Blues » Louisiana Blues A looser, more laid-back, and percussive version of the Jimmy Reed side of the Chicago sound, Louisiana Blues has several distinctive stylistic elements to distinguish it from other genres. Speaking of Kings, Louisiana has their own in Early King.