Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jimmy Reed .. BIG Boss Man

Jimmy Reed is a standard fixture in the world of Blues. A compilation of his work is mandatory listening for anyone curious to understand where Rock'n'Roll roots originated. He was a terrific songwriter, a singer with a laid back delivery, a screaming harmonica and a cool guitar.  Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Keith Richards listened to his records incessantly, trying to figure out how he did it. The Grateful Dead and Steve Miller loved him too. This 14 track collection is an excellent selection of hid output including "Big Boss Man", "Cherry Red" and "Bright Lights, Big City".

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