Photo of Red Paden by Lou Bopp

World Cafe Travel Adventures went to Memphis and Clarksdale, Mississippi in October. While in Clarksdale, as part of WXPN’s Mississippi Blues Project, the group visited Red’s Lounge, a legendary juke joint featured in the documentary, We Juke Up In Here!. In the video below, Red Paden, the owner of Red’s, talks about the rich history of the club and the blues. Also featured is a performance from Robert “Bilbo” Walker. Watch more videos at the Mississippi Blues Project website here.

Mississippi Blues Project: A Visit to Red’s Lounge in Clarksdale, Mississippi from WXPN FM on Vimeo.