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Jimmy Reed - I'm Jimmy Reed





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ACLY 1311
EAN: 4024572404550
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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"Everyone needs a little Mathis James Reed in their lives, and this reissue of his 1958 Vee-Jay disc is a great place to rectify any omission. Not just a guitar genius but a true giant of rock ‘n' roll vocalease, Reed's repertoire informed the white boy r&b and pop school as surely as did Chuck Berry's." — Uncut

Jimmy Reed is one the most highly-rated blues artists, having inspired such rock stars artists as the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. I'm Jimmy Reed, released in 1958 by Vee Jay, was his first album for the label and features such Reed classics as "Honest I Do," "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby" and "You Don't Have To Go," recorded in company with the likes of Eddie Taylor and Earl Phillips.

Jimmy was one of 10 children born of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Reed of Leland, Mississippi. At the age of 7, he was able to pick out tunes on a guitar that caught his fancy. He left home at age 15 and at age 22 was a laborer in an iron foundry in Gary, Indiana. He spent his lunch hours practicing guitar and singing — eventually leaving his job seeking work as a blues singer on Chicago's South and West sides. He was signed by the newly formed Vee-Jay label in June 1953. His first recording session in December of that year produced a classic and his all-time rhythm and blues hit "You Don't Have To Go."


Side 1
Honest I Do
Go on to School
My First Plea
Boogie in the Dark
You Got Me Crying
Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby
High and Lonesome
She Don’t Want Me No More

Side 2
You Got Me Dizzy
Little Rain
Can’t Stand to See You Go
Roll & Rhumba
You’re Something Else
You Don’t Have to GO
Come on Baby
Honey Don’t Let Me Go

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