Thursday, June 23

I'm Jimmy Reed (1958)


"In deciding where to start listening to Jimmy Reed, the man and his record label made it easy -- at the beginning. His debut LP release, I'm Jimmy Reed, was about as strong a first album as was heard in Chicago blues, but also no stronger (relatively speaking) than the first long-players issued of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and co. As was the case with most bluesmen of his generation, Reed's debut LP was really a collection of single sides than an actual album of new material (though some of it did hail from its year of release), consisting of tracks he'd recorded from June 1953 ('Roll & Rhumba') through March 1958 ('You Got Me Crying' etc.). ..."
allmusic
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YouTube: I'm Jimmy Reed Full Album

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