“So Low Down” lyrics

“So Low Down” (Lester Butler), from “13 featuring Lester Butler” Here come baby, she’s so down She been ballin’ in my town So low down, my baby’s so low down Sleep all day, out all night Lowdown woman feel all right So low down, my baby’s so low down She’s sleepin’ in the ground …Continue reading ““So Low Down” lyrics”

Intveld on Butler: “Taking something beyond where it’s been before”

Lester Butler and 13 were supposed to play their first gig at the Dixie Belle Restaurant in Downey on June 27, 1998. Butler never made it, but a tribute show was held for him that night. (An article that day noted Smokey Hormel, Steven Hodges and John Bazz all playing). Here are the details by Theo DouglasContinue reading “Intveld on Butler: “Taking something beyond where it’s been before””

Snake Snake at the Blue Cafe 1997

We have written about Snake Snake before, believing a band with that brilliant a name could only be a myth. But here they are — Kid Ramos, Willie J. Campbell, Stephen Hodges and Lester Butler — on a June 13, 1997, at the Blue Cafe in Long Beach, Calif. Funny that this was right afterContinue reading “Snake Snake at the Blue Cafe 1997”

Welcome to nofightin.com

For those coming to this site for the first time, welcome to nofightin.com. We have been here since 2009, cataloging the short but stellar career of The Red Devils and Lester Butler. Wander around and find rare music, videos and reviews, and meet other fans — and some of the musicians who made the records weContinue reading “Welcome to nofightin.com”

Spare bands & one-and-dones

Blues musicians will know … get a group of guys together, come up with a name, and you are a “band” for a night. Might have those same four guys another night, new name. Use a different drummer for a pickup gig, and that’s three. One of those bands, likely, was called the Blues Meisters.Continue reading “Spare bands & one-and-dones”

“Way Down South” lyrics

“Way Down South” (Lester Butler), from “13 featuring Lester Butler” Baby you hot and I just can’t stand it I got the high temperature Baby you hot and i just can’t stand it I got the high temperature Love like a drug and it give me fever Mama there ain’t no cure Baby come fromContinue reading ““Way Down South” lyrics”

“Black Hearted Woman” lyrics

“Black Hearted Woman” (Lester Butler), from “13 featuring Lester Butler” Well all right all right Black hearted woman Worst thing I’ve seen She stole my friend Lonnie Yeah, life should have been a dream Well all right all right (harp solo) Al right all right You walked through the fire You came back from theContinue reading ““Black Hearted Woman” lyrics”

Pics: 13’s day off at North Sea Feb. 1998

Our friend Eddie Clark provided these photos of 13 from what he said was the group’s second to last tour of the Netherlands and Belgium in February 1998. “We had left Sneek, NL and had to go way north to the Nordzee to get back to Amsterdam,” Clark wrote. “That is a massive dike weContinue reading “Pics: 13’s day off at North Sea Feb. 1998”

Alex Schultz on 13: “The songs were Lester Butler”

It’s clear that his time with 13 and Lester Butler has had an impact on guitarist Alex Schultz. When talking with Schultz at the Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival last year, he was open, engaging and honest. His experiences differ from some other musicians who worked with Butler over the years, as he fondlyContinue reading “Alex Schultz on 13: “The songs were Lester Butler””