'Big Red' bio hard to find, out of print

'Big Red' bio hard to find, out of print

There are 42 comments on the The Clarion-Ledger story from Jan 6, 2007, titled 'Big Red' bio hard to find, out of print. In it, The Clarion-Ledger reports that:

Q: Dear Jack Sunn, at one time I remember reading a book about Red Hydrick and the Gold Coast in Rankin County.

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United States

#21 Nov 26, 2009
you an email it to me, if you don't mind. [email protected] how are you related?

United States

#22 Nov 26, 2009
i am in pearl, ms
Allen Peacock

Grapevine, TX

#23 Nov 26, 2009
I'd like to hear more about the "
gold Coast," story, from Rick Neely from Brandon.
[email protected]
Rick Neely

Accokeek, MD

#24 Nov 27, 2009
I havee article in PDF format. If anyone would like it email me at [email protected]
Rick Neely

Accokeek, MD

#25 Nov 27, 2009
Oh and check out my Dad's web page he has info there as well.
Ken Ackerson

Jamaica Plain, MA

#26 Dec 12, 2009
You can get the book Big Red by asking any library to do a search to other libraries. Mississippi libraries have the book.
ada toney

Lynwood, CA

#27 Mar 2, 2010
Rick Neely wrote:
I havee article in PDF format. If anyone would like it email me at [email protected]
please email to me [email protected]
the book

United States

#28 Jun 11, 2010
is available again on AMAZON i see
RW Castens

Columbus, MS

#30 Aug 22, 2010
Jerri wrote:
I am also doing family research and would like a copy of the book. Does anyone have any idea where I might could find a copy of the book BIG RED?
I have a copy that I bought at a flea market several years ago for $ 25.00. I have read it three times and would be willing to part with it now. Also, I am interested in information about "The Gold Coast" if you know where I may find more. [email protected]

Pearl, MS

#31 Nov 21, 2010
I would like to receive any information possible about "The Gold Coast" and Big Red. My great-grandfather was a running buddy of his. We believe my father owns the gun that Big Red carried. If anyone has any documentation of his gun please e-mail me at [email protected] Thanks!

Justin, TX

#32 Mar 26, 2011
Allen Peacock wrote:
<quoted text>XL (Excel)(Little Red), your father, was some kind of character; had the greatest sense of humor of almost anyone I've ever met. I worked for 'Lil Red' once and of course, no one's gonna remember this but my Uncle owned/operated the gas station at the intersection of old 49 and old Brandon rd (old 80) highways and he gave me permission to build a 'firecracker' stand on the N. side of the building which had living quarters in the back of the gas station. I had no resources to stock the 'stand' but lil Red came to the rescue. When the stock came in he came to check it out and reached over the make-shift counter and picked up a box of 'torpedoes' and for those who don't know what a 'torpedoe' was, it was a firecracker, round about the size of a quarter, but perfectly round and if you threw the ball against the ground or floor or street or sidewalk, it would burst as a bomb or firecracker. Lil Redd threw the entire box of 'torpedoe's' back to me which I immediately knew that I had to catch it because if the box hit the concrete driveway floor of the stand we all would be blown to smithereens. Needless to say, as a 10-12 year old kid, I was scared to death and just as soon as I could get out of the 'firecracker business' I would never be in partners with lil Redd again. I wish I knew the truth about another story about Lil Redd when he brought 'Bo', a young black kid, from Vicksburg and had him living in the bootleg warehouse as a 'watchdog' and eventually went on to serve a career in the U.S. Navy and retired in San Diego.
Hi, my dad knew Red and Little Red. T.L.McLaurin. Have alot of questions.

Justin, TX

#33 Mar 26, 2011
Have heard about this the whole time i was growing up, have alot of questions if you have the time.
caleb pearson

Brandon, MS

#34 Jul 23, 2011
Allen Peacock wrote:
I lived in the area of the 'Rankin Coun "Gold Coast- the Pike" so I knew about the area. Buster Jones' son- urner Albert Jones lives today in Stewart, MS. Some distant relative of mine but I could never understand nor explain how. Email is [email protected] or [email protected] <quoted text>
my mom just gave me a little history on some of these bootleggers because i ride along the "Gold Coast" to work. Her mother is Buster Jones sister. And her mothers first husband was Sam Seaney, who was killed in a shootout with a constable or something of that nature. My mom said she stayed with some of the Peacock family as a little girl. Just getting into this history of my family so i dont know much but am eager to learn.
caleb pearson

Brandon, MS

#35 Jul 23, 2011
and i live in richland. part of rankin county. not madison.

Prentiss, MS

#36 Aug 31, 2011
I had a copy of the book Big Red. It was the copy that was signed by Willie Mae to her son Clay. She had written a note to Clay in the front cover. Clay gave me the book to keep for him several years ago.
pete harvey

Kilmichael, MS

#37 Mar 9, 2012
vood00child Ada Toney wrote:
alan johnson came by and talked to mama years ago. he was a producer with 20th century fo d got some stories form her.
i was born and reared in Rankin county.(Puckett). Date of birth 1933. I am very familiar with the bootlegging system in Rankin county.
My. Father was. Roy from. Puckett and my mother was a daughter of will. Graves also from puckett. I will be glad to share my stories with you.
You may contact me at [email protected]
pete harvey

Kilmichael, MS

#38 Mar 9, 2012
DMcLaurin wrote:
Have heard about this the whole time i was growing up, have alot of questions if you have the time.
Ken Hydrick Flessas

Covington, GA

#39 Nov 19, 2012
Rick, are your still searching for Hydrick family information, if so, please email me. [email protected]

United States

#40 Nov 21, 2012
My father has told me many stories also-he used to sleep under the bar till they closed at night-counting the quarters from the slots and if any rolled off the bed he got to keep -and some stories that don't belong on here-I really need to record these stories-also have pictures of Red at their house when he would come to eat pie
Lil red

Pearl, MS

#41 Jan 7, 2015
Hey can uchet me some Cali I live in pearl behind Krystals in crest park my name is zack u might know Hunter Pervous ???? So can u????

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