Article successfully added.

Jimmy Reed Just Jimmy Reed (LP)

Please inform me as soon as the product is available again.

$23.69 *

* incl. VAT / plus shipping costsDepending on the country of delivery, the VAT at checkout may vary.

Item is temporarily out of stock.
Approx. delivery time: up to 3 weeks. (as far as available at the supplier - can be faster, but sometimes unfortunately not)

  • LPSR1050
  • 0.3
(Vee-Jay) 10 tracks Not just Jimmy Reed - as the album also features Phil Upchurch on bass and Al... more

Jimmy Reed: Just Jimmy Reed (LP)

(Vee-Jay) 10 tracks
Not just Jimmy Reed - as the album also features Phil Upchurch on bass and Al Duncan on drums, as well as some great unspecified organ - but the album is still a great opportunity to hear the great one at his best!

Jimmy dominates with vocals, guitar and harmonica - and most of the tunes have that seductive vamping style that made Reed's music such a huge influence on the '60s generation.

Article properties: Jimmy Reed: Just Jimmy Reed (LP)

  • Interpret: Jimmy Reed

  • Album titlle: Just Jimmy Reed (LP)

  • Genre Blues

  • Label VEE JAY

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 2501312006660

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Reed, Jimmy - Just Jimmy Reed (LP) LP 1
01 I'll Change That Too Jimmy Reed
02 Let's Get Together Jimmy Reed
03 Good Lover Jimmy Reed
04 Take It Slow Jimmy Reed
05 Too Much Jimmy Reed
06 In The Morning Jimmy Reed
07 Oh John Jimmy Reed
08 Back Home At Noon Jimmy Reed
09 Kansas City Baby Jimmy Reed
10 You Can't Hide Jimmy Reed
Jimmy Reed Although he'd written most of his hits for Vee-Jay Records himself up to this... more
"Jimmy Reed"

Jimmy Reed

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 

PLUG IT IN! TURN IT UP!
Electric Blues 1939–2005 – The Definitive Collection!
Volume 3: 1960–1969

Jimmy Reed on Wikipedia

 

Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "Just Jimmy Reed (LP)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.
Please enter the digits and letters in the following text field.

The fields marked with * are required.

Weitere Artikel von Jimmy Reed
Big Boss Man (2-LP)
Jimmy Reed: Big Boss Man (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LP30512744

Item must be ordered

$21.31 *
Anthology (2-CD)
Jimmy Reed: Anthology (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDNOT2414

Item must be ordered

$17.75 * $11.81 *
Jimmy Reed Is Back
Jimmy Reed: Jimmy Reed Is Back Art-Nr.: CDCOL5436

Item must be ordered

$19.89 *
The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed (2-CD)
Jimmy Reed: The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDCP8252

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$29.63 *
For You My Love - 12'Maxi PS (&Nat King Cole)
Nellie Lutcher: For You My Love - 12'Maxi PS (&Nat King Cole) Art-Nr.: 12CL351

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.81
Hits From 1722 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
BAROQUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Hits From 1722 (Johann Sebastian Bach) Art-Nr.: 237631STEREO

Item must be ordered

$21.97
Maybe Tomorrow 1971 (Ltd.) 180gr Vinyl
JACKSON 5: Maybe Tomorrow 1971 (Ltd.) 180gr Vinyl Art-Nr.: 2722892

Item must be ordered

$22.50
Goin' Back To Indiana 1971 (Ltd.) 180g Vinyl
JACKSON 5: Goin' Back To Indiana 1971 (Ltd.) 180g Vinyl Art-Nr.: 2722905

Item must be ordered

$22.50
Dancing Machine 1974 (Ltd.) 180g Vinyl
JACKSON 5: Dancing Machine 1974 (Ltd.) 180g Vinyl Art-Nr.: 2723062

Item must be ordered

$22.50
Bright Lights And Back Alleys - Expanded Edition (2-LP, 180g Colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
SMOKIE: Bright Lights And Back Alleys - Expanded... Art-Nr.: LPMOV2653

Item must be ordered

$32.00
Singled Out - The Definitive Singles Collection (2-LP)
Shakin' Stevens: Singled Out - The Definitive Singles Collection... Art-Nr.: LPBMG608021

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$32.00
A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Rod Stewart: A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPRP7045

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.38 $21.31
The Ultimate Collection Vol.1 (2-LP, 180g Green Vinyl, Download, Ltd.)
Brian Setzer Orchestra: The Ultimate Collection Vol.1 (2-LP, 180g Green... Art-Nr.: LPSD44035

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$29.63
Dog, Saint and Sinner (LP)
Nico Duportal And The Sparks: Dog, Saint and Sinner (LP) Art-Nr.: LPDGRNDS01

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$26.06
The Blues Album (2-LP, 180g Colored Vinyl)
Whitesnake: The Blues Album (2-LP, 180g Colored Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPRCV5676

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$39.12
So Long, Good Luck And Goodbye (7inch, EP, 45rpm, PS, Ltd.)
Weldon Rogers: So Long, Good Luck And Goodbye (7inch, EP,... Art-Nr.: BLE021

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.81
The Best Years Of Rick (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)
Rick Nelson: The Best Years Of Rick (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: BAF11031

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$23.69
Guitar Wizards 1926-1935 (LP, Colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
Various Artists: Guitar Wizards 1926-1935 (LP, Colored Vinyl, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPYAZOO1016

Item must be ordered

$23.69
Future Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Canned Heat: Future Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPLIB620863

Item must be ordered

$33.19