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Jimmy Reed Very Best Of Vee Jay Years (3-CD-Box)

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Jimmy Reed: Very Best Of Vee Jay Years (3-CD-Box)

(1953-66 'Vee Jay') (202:24/75)
 

Songs

Reed, Jimmy - Very Best Of Vee Jay Years (3-CD-Box) CD 1
1: High And Lonesome
2: You Don't Have To Go
3: Boogie In The Dark
4: I'm Gonna Ruin You
5: Pretty Thing
6: I Ain't Got You
7: She Don't Want Me No More
8: Come On Baby
9: I Don't Go For That
10: Baby Don't Say That No More
11: Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby
12: Can't Stand To See You Go
13: When You Left Me
14: I Love You, Baby
15: My First Plea
16: You Got Me Dizzy
17: Honey, Don't Let Me Go
18: It's You, Baby
19: Honey, Where You Going?
20: Do The Thing
21: Little Rain
22: Signals Of Love (Red Lights The Stop Light)
23: The Sun Is Shining
24: Baby, What's On Your Mind?
25: Odds And Ends
26: Honest I Do
27: My Bitter Seed
28: Ends And Odds
29: You're Something Else
30: A String To Your Heart
31: Go On To School
32: You Got Me Crying
33: Down In Virginia
34: I'm Gonna Get My Baby
35: I Wanna Be Loved
36: Caress My Baby
37: I Know It's A Sin
38: You'n That Sack
39: Going To New York
40: I Told You, Baby
41: Take Out Some Insurance
42: I'm Nervous
43: Baby, What You Want Me To Do
44: Goin' By The River Pt.1
45: Where Can You Be
46: Hush Hush
47: I Was (So) Wrong
48: Blue, Blue Water
49: Please Don't
50: Found Love
51: Big Boss Man
52: Hold Me Close
53: Close Togehther
54: You Know You're Looking Good
55: Kind Of Lonesome
56: Found Joy
57: Bright Lights, Big City
58: Baby, What's Wrong
59: Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth
60: I'm Mr. Luck
61: Blue Carnegie
62: Good Lover
63: Down In Mississippi
64: Too Much
65: Let's Get Together
66: Shame, Shame, Shame
67: Cold And Lonesome
68: Up Tight
69: Mixed Up
70: Wear Something Green
71: When You're Doing All Right
72: I'm Gonmna Upside Your Head
73: I'm The Man Down There
74: When Girls Do It
75: Knockin' At Your Door

 

Artikeleigenschaften von Jimmy Reed: Very Best Of Vee Jay Years (3-CD-Box)

  • Interpret: Jimmy Reed

  • Albumtitel: Very Best Of Vee Jay Years (3-CD-Box)

  • Format CD
  • Genre Blues

  • Title Very Best Of Vee Jay Years (3-CD-Box)
  • Label SNAPPER

  • SubGenre Blues - Electric

  • EAN: 0803415572823

  • weight in Kg 0.300
 
 

Artist description "Reed, Jimmy"

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 

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