Red YoungRed Young was born in Forth Worth, TX. He grew up with a classical background and listened to everyone from Van Cliburn, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Freddy King and many other blues and jazz players. He had a well-rounded musical education, and accompanied vocalists, choirs, and played in bands.
Upon leaving high school, he first went to North Texas State in Denton, then on the road with trumpeter Clyde McCoy's band. Since it was 1968, rather than get drafted, Red joined the Air Force Band. He learnt a great deal about arranging for big band and horn sections, and he formed a Chicago/BS&T group. During this time, Red started playing the Hammond B3 organ. After that, in 1972, he travelled through the New England area with an organ trio.
Some years later, Red went back to Texas where he formed the Ham Brothers, a fusion band of 5 players. The band became successful in the local Dallas-Forth Worth area. Red became in integral part of the recording scene, he did vocal and instrumental arrangements on numerous albums as well as keyboard and vocal harmony duties.
Again some years later, Young moved to Los Angeles. where he was enlisted in Sony & Cher's band. He worked for Joan Armatrading, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker and Eric Burdon. In the middle of the 80's, Red was drawn back home: He wformed his own band in Forth Worth, the Red and the Red Hots. They performed in many venues around Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
After 1987, Red felt the need to go back to Los Angeles. He joined a tour with Juice Newton. In 1994, he again began to perform more engagements with the Red Hots, till these days. He continues his career as arranger and performer, has his own 24 track studio, and contributes arrangements. After all, Red went back to Texas in 2002.
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