All his albums were 5 stars. While goin to highschool in the 60's in Ft Worth we used frequent a mixed race dancehall/juke joint called The Skyliner Ballroom (bring your own bottle $1 for a setup)
Jimmy played every Fri-Sat night. He played drunk most of the time and his wife would stand nearby and help him with the lyrics he couldn't remember since there was a bottle of Jack on the floor next to his stool.
He was one of the greatest bluesmen ever and we cherish the memories of seeing him live during our highscool and early college years.
Bubba, San Antonio
THE GREAT JIMMY REED
These are great records. Take Out Some Insurace is one of my older brothers favorites. Took me thirty years to realize how hip my older brother is.
this boy can sang
i love this style of blues! jimmy songs are short, but effective and to the point!!!
Jimmy likes rolling with the high notes on his harp, unique, pleasing and satisfying, like cleaning your ears of ear wax. You will like the effect and never foget it! I do not agree that it all sounds alike, but I do agree that it all sounds good.
I can just imagine his wife wispering the words in his ears
Jimmy Reeeeeeeeed...The best blues ever. Every song similar in style but each one with its own