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Jimmy Reed: Ain't That Loving You Baby - Singles As & Bs

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  • Interpret: Jimmy Reed

  • Album titlle: Ain't That Loving You Baby - Singles As & Bs

  • Label JASMINE

  • Genre Blues

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0604988303421

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Reed, Jimmy - Ain't That Loving You Baby - Singles As & Bs CD 1
01 High And Lonesome
02 Roll And Rhumba
03 I Found My Baby
04 Jimmy's Boogie
05 You Don't Have To Go
06 Boogie In The Dark
07 Pretty Thing
08 I'm Gonna Ruin You
09 I Don't Go For That
10 She Don't Want Me No More
11 Ain't That Loving You Baby
12 Baby Don't Say That No More
13 Rockin' With Reed
14 Can't Stand To See You Go
15 My First Plea
16 I Love You Baby
17 Honey Don't Let Me Go
18 You've Got Me Dizzy
19 Little Rain
20 Honey Where Are You Going
21 The Sun Is Shining
22 Baby What's On Your Mind
23 Honest I Do
24 Signals Of Love
Reed, Jimmy - Ain't That Loving You Baby - Singles As & Bs CD 2
01 You're Something Else
02 A String To Your Heart
03 You Got Me Crying
04 Go On To School
05 I Know It's A Sin
06 Down In Virginia
07 I'm Gonna Get My Baby
08 Odds And Ends
09 Ends And Odds
10 I Told You Baby
11 Take Out Some Insurance
12 You Know I Love You
13 Going To New York
14 I Wanna Be Loved
15 Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
16 Caress Me Baby
17 Where Can You Be
18 Found Love
19 Hush Hush
20 Going By The River, part 2
21 Laughing At The Blues
22 Close Together
23 Big Boss Man
24 I'm A Love You
25 Bright Lights, Big City
26 I'm Mr. Luck
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Although he'd written most of his hits for Vee-Jay Records himself up to this point--You Don't Have To Go (see Disc Three), Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (it's on Disc Four), Honest I Do, Baby What You Want Me To Do (see Disc Five)—Jimmy Reed got Big Boss Man from an unusual pairing of writers: New York R&B producer Luther Dixon (the gent behind the violin-enriched uptown soul of Chuck Jackson and the Shirelles at Florence Greenberg's Scepter/Wand Records) and Jimmy's own Mississippi-born manager and road bandleader, Chicago bassist Al Smith. 

Reed's usual rhythm guitarist, the immaculate Eddie Taylor, didn't make the March 29, 1960 Chicago date that produced Big Boss Man. Instead of Taylor, Reed invited new Windy City resident Lee Baker, Jr. to man one of the axes. Down on the Gulf Coast, Baker had called himself Guitar Junior; his 1957 single Family Rules for Eddie Shuler's Lake Charles, Louisiana-based Goldband label had been a regional hit (see Disc Five). Now he was making his first Chicago session as a sideman. Baker wasn't alone on guitar: veteran Lefty Bates and young Curtis Mayfield were also there, along with bassist Willie Dixon and drummer Earl Phillips. 

"We had three guitars with Jimmy Reed, which is four!" exclaims the man better known today as Chicago blues guitarist Lonnie Brooks. "Jimmy, he was doing some of the lead parts." The newcomer was a bit in awe of Reed. "It was a dream come true, man," he says. "When I moved to Chicago, I got a chance to work with him. When I went on the road with him the first time, Eddie was with us. He had quit. He got mad and quit, so that's how I got in the picture. He quit, and then after they got me, he came back. (Smith) wanted to play it safe, so he kept me there. He told me, 'Well, you've got a chance to learn all the licks.'"

Jimmy's laconic vocal delivery and high-end racked harp squalls hadn't changed over the years; his snappy yet rudimentary shuffle rhythm remained as engaging as ever. One more essential ingredient: the subtle vocal contributions of Jimmy's wife, Mary Lee 'Mama' Reed, who kept her spouse straight on the lyrics by feeding him each line just before he'd sing it in the studio. "She helped him with all his songs," says Lonnie. "Mama would get in there and get the song, be reading it to him and saying it right in his ear, man. He'd say what she'd say."    

Big Boss Man was a #13 R&B/#78 pop seller in the spring of '61, the anthem attracting future covers by everyone from Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Charlie Rich to the Standells, the Syndicate of Sound, and the Grateful Dead. Even as Chicago blues faded from commercial prosperity, Bright Lights Big City was a smash for Jimmy later in the year; Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth, Good Lover, and the jangly Shame, Shame, Shame all nicked the pop listings in 1962-63 (Reed long commanded a surprisingly large white demographic in the Southern U.S.).

Reed's longtime battle with the bottle and recurring bouts with epilepsy took their toll on his health during the latter half of the '60s, when he made four LPs for ABC's Bluesway imprint, and early '70s. He straightened himself out and waged a low-key comeback in 1974, but too many years of self abuse caught up with him. Jimmy died following an epileptic seizure in Oakland, California on August 29, 1976, aged 50. Copied by many, no one ever quite captured his singularly informal style.

"I tell you what, man," says an admiring Brooks. "That guy, he played it wrong, but it sounds so damn good!"

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois 

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Tracklist
Reed, Jimmy - Ain't That Loving You Baby - Singles As & Bs CD 1
01 High And Lonesome
02 Roll And Rhumba
03 I Found My Baby
04 Jimmy's Boogie
05 You Don't Have To Go
06 Boogie In The Dark
07 Pretty Thing
08 I'm Gonna Ruin You
09 I Don't Go For That
10 She Don't Want Me No More
11 Ain't That Loving You Baby
12 Baby Don't Say That No More
13 Rockin' With Reed
14 Can't Stand To See You Go
15 My First Plea
16 I Love You Baby
17 Honey Don't Let Me Go
18 You've Got Me Dizzy
19 Little Rain
20 Honey Where Are You Going
21 The Sun Is Shining
22 Baby What's On Your Mind
23 Honest I Do
24 Signals Of Love
Reed, Jimmy - Ain't That Loving You Baby - Singles As & Bs CD 2
01 You're Something Else
02 A String To Your Heart
03 You Got Me Crying
04 Go On To School
05 I Know It's A Sin
06 Down In Virginia
07 I'm Gonna Get My Baby
08 Odds And Ends
09 Ends And Odds
10 I Told You Baby
11 Take Out Some Insurance
12 You Know I Love You
13 Going To New York
14 I Wanna Be Loved
15 Baby What Do You Want Me To Do
16 Caress Me Baby
17 Where Can You Be
18 Found Love
19 Hush Hush
20 Going By The River, part 2
21 Laughing At The Blues
22 Close Together
23 Big Boss Man
24 I'm A Love You
25 Bright Lights, Big City
26 I'm Mr. Luck