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Jimmy Reed

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Jimmy Reed: Talks Like He Sings

Interview by Guy Stevens, Record Mirror, 4 April 1964

JIMMY REED is perhaps the most successful blues singer on the American scene today, for his music has found wide acceptance among both the white ...

The Downliners Quiz R&B King Jimmy Reed...

Report and Interview by Guy Stevens, Record Mirror, 28 November 1964

JIMMY REED sat back into his chair and contemplated the five long-haired boys sitting opposite him. A group called the Downliners Sect. The subject of ...

Jimmy Reed: The Ricky Tick, Guildford

Live Review by John Broven, Blues Unlimited, 18 January 1965

14th November 1964 ...

Tempo: Jimmy Reed

Profile and Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, January 1966

A MISSISSIPPI cum Chicago Blues-man named Jimmy Reed is one of the original practitioners of what everybody is just discovering. He holds the thankless job ...

Jimmy Reed: Jimmy Reed at Soul City (Joys-127)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 15 March 1969

IN SPITE of its title, Jimmy Reed At Soul City (JOYS-127), and the sleevenote's proclamation that the LP "is a fine study of the man ...

Jimmy Reed: A Chicago blues great dead at 50

Obituary by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 31 August 1976

JIMMY REED, one of the great Chicago blues artists, died early yesterday morning in Oakland. He had been playing club engagements throughout Northern California in ...

Jimmy Reed: Gimme That Harp, Boy!

Essay by John Broven, The History of Rock, 1982

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL DOWNHOME blues recording artist ever, Jimmy Reed chalked up 12 Billboard Hot 100 hits and 14 R&B chart entries during his career ...

Jimmy Reed, Emancipator of the South: An Oral History

Retrospective and Interview by Joe Nick Patoski, Blues Access, Summer 2000

IT BEGINS WITH the discovery of a black-and-white photograph dated 1961. The setting is Walker's Auditorium, a chitlin' circuit showcase for touring black musicians in ...

Jimmy Reed: At Carnegie Hall (Fidelity)

Review by Jeff Calvin, Blues Revue, September 2004

WHILE THIS IS a most welcome reissue for several reasons, it probably would have been good to note somewhere on the package that this is ...


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