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The Very Best of Jimmy Reed


Download links and information about The Very Best of Jimmy Reed by Jimmy Reed. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Pop genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 41:22 minutes.

Artist: Jimmy Reed
Release date: 2003
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Pop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 41:22
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No. Title Length
1. Baby What You Want Me to Do 2:24
2. You Got Me Dizzy 2:45
3. I Ain't Got You 2:15
4. Take Out Some Insurance 2:19
5. Shame, Shame, Shame 2:49
6. Big Boss Man 2:46
7. Goin' to New York 2:17
8. The Sun Is Shining 2:49
9. Bright Lights, Big City 2:36
10. Hush, Hush 2:29
11. Ain't That Loving You Baby 2:13
12. Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth 2:21
13. Honest I Do 2:51
14. Found Love 2:17
15. Little Rain 3:09
16. You Don't Have to Go 3:02



Jimmy Reed followed a limited formula, but it worked time and time again, and his songs, because of their inherent structural simplicity, are among the most versatile in the blues canon, and have been covered by countless blues and pop artists. With his laid-back, slurred singing style stretched over a lazy, easy boogie rhythm, and punctuated by short runs on his racked harmonica, Reed brought a kind of hushed, unhurried urgency to everything he recorded. The lyrics to his songs were actually written by his wife, Mary Lee Reed, and although she remains in the background on his records, they were very much a songwriting team, turning out such enduring classics as "Baby What You Want Me to Do," "Big Boss Man," "Bright Lights, Big City," and "Ain't That Loving You Baby," all of which are included on this collection. There are numerous compilations of Reed's work on the market, some more complete than this one, but given the sameness of his approach, this 16-song set might be just about the right length for the casual listener.