martes, 18 de octubre de 2011

CD - Jimmy Reed - The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed


Recorded between 1953 & 1963. Includes liner notes by Cub Koda, Steve Woolard.
Though Jimmy Reed's name will always be eclipsed by more innovative and charismatic artists like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, his simple, straightforward music is--in a way--what the blues is all about. As Rhino's definitive VERY BEST OF proves, Reed knew the music was primarily about soul and groove, with flash and musical expertise taking a backseat to a basic feel for the songs. Though Reed's harmonica playing, hypnotic rhythms, stinging lead guitar, and cool, behind-the-beat vocals do not dazzle technically, they always support the deep vibe of the song, effectively getting out of the way to let the blues do its business.Lovingly selected, sequenced, and remastered, BLUES MASTERS: THE VERY BEST OF JIMMY REED trumps existing compilations as the essential Reed album to get. All of the artist's biggest singles are here, including the swamp blues blueprint "High and Lonesome," the bouncy "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby," and the smoothly grooving "Baby What You Want Me to Do" (with Reed's wife, "Mama," lending sweet backing vocals). Rhino wisely avoids Reed's inferior 1970s material, concentrating solely on his seminal Vee Jay output. This is the perfect sampler of Reed's unique and influential accomplishments.

Jimmy Reed - Vocal,Guitar,Harmonica
Mama Reed - Vocals
Henry Gray - Piano
Milton Rector - Bass
Willie Dixon - Bass
Jimmy Reed Jr - Bass
Vernell Fournier - Drums
Earl Phillips - Drums
Al Duncan - Drums
Albert King - Guitar
John Brim - Guitar
Eddie Taylor - Guitar
John Littlejohn - Guitar
W.C. Dalton - Guitar
Remo Biondi - Guitar
Lefty Bates - Guitar
Phil Upchurch - Guitar
Lonnie "Lee Baker" Brooks - Guitar

1-High and Lonesome
2-You Don’t Have to Go
3-Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby
4-I Ain’t Got You
5-You Got Me Dizzy
6-Little Rain
7-Honest I Do
8-Odds and Ends
9-Ends and Odds
10-Going to New York
11-Take Out Some Insurance
12-Baby, What You Want Me to Do
13-Hush Hush
14-Big Boss Man
15-Bright Lights, Big City
16-Oh John
17-Shame, Shame, Shame

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