The year is winding down, but there is still plenty going on of interest to fans of The Red Devils Expanded Musical Universe.
Mick Jagger, live bootlegs, and a farewell: London’s Borderline club is a key part of The Red Devils’ story.
Listen as The Red Devils play a live set at Tower Records in Piccadilly Circus, London, on July 16, 1993.
Check out these two candid backstage photos of Lester Butler and Paul Size at the Moulin Blues Festival on May 2, 1998.
The Red Devils’ Dec. 31, 1992, show at Jack’s Sugar Shack in Los Angeles boasted a surprising, one-time lineup with Canned Heat’s legendary Larry “The Mole” Taylor on bass.
Listen as Paul Size tells Jagger biographer Marc Spitz about the robbery, and how the elder Bartel brother solved the problem, Devil-style.
“Devil Woman” was The Red Devils’ best chance for soundtrack fame #KingKingXXX
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.
At the end of 1992, Lester Butler told the Los Angeles Times how this “blues bar band” was living the dream.
“King King” at 30: There is no substitute. There is no sequel. All the magic is captured on that disc. #KingKingXXX