nofightin.com on YouTube

For those who haven’t seen it on the righthand side of the page, nofightin.com is now on YouTube as nofightindotcom. Right now, we’ve gathered some of the best Red Devils, 13 and Lester Butler clips in easy-to-use playlists, so you can hear things like Pinkpop all in one sitting (and in the right order). IfContinue reading “nofightin.com on YouTube”

Blue Shadows 1991 on YouTube

Great find on YouTube recently — vintage video of The Blue Shadows, the pre-Def American version of The Red Devils. The description, from user checker764, says: Before signing with Def American Records and being given the name The Red Devils by producer Rick Rubin, Lester Butler’s band was known as The Blue Shadows. They were featuredContinue reading “Blue Shadows 1991 on YouTube”

Did you know … ?

Jasper Heikens compiled several recollections about Lester Butler and The Red Devils from emails and online newsgroups, such as the old Harp-L archives. At the time these remembrances were published, it was new information for most fans of “King King” and “13.”

Listen to The Red Devils with the Allman Brothers in 1992

Two soundboard-quality recordings shine light on The Red Devils’ 1992 opening slots for the Allman Brothers. The Sept. 1 Richmond, Va., and Sept. 4 Charlotte, N.C., recordings represent the band’s sixth and eighth opening spots (by our count) for the Brothers.

Billy Boy Arnold’s beat powered ‘King King’ and beyond

Billy Boy Arnold is one of the foundational influences for The Red Devils. A deep dive into “King King” shows that influence beyond one cover song. #KingKingXXX