By Mona Payton
I grew up listening to Jimmy from my daddy. That's the only song he will hum.to hisself,when he's mad are get the blues.He will get his Guitar and hum this song.and play it for hours.I show miss my father..No one plays or sing like him. Ain't that lovely baby.is the main song....now he's gone from us.He will always be missed,By his children.Aug.18,2013 died from cancer...@ the age off 74.. Mona Macon Payton, love & miss her dad.
Wish the sound quality was better
I love the album content. However the sound quality isn't great. Is there a better re-mastered set of recordings out there?
Best of Jimmy Reed
For anyone who loves music. Period.
By King Leon V
I grew up in a small town in Texas (50s & 60s). In High School you either listened to Country or R&R. I was in the R&R crowd.
At the time my school was still segregated. However, I lived on the side of town that was closest to the area where the blacks lived, and developed a friendship with a couple of the black guys. It was one of those guys who turned me on to
Jim-Eye (supposedly, according to my friend, thats how he was known amongst his black fans). Well, after hearing his music he gained a white fan. For the casual listener, or those of you who want to get to know Jimmy's music, this is one hellavu download.
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.
Very Best of Jimmy Reed
By turkey wayne
Wonderful 60's Blue's music. His life was too short lived.
Jimmy Reed's Music is Unique
As a kid growing up in LA in the 50's, I was fortunate enough to be able to hear Jimmy Reed's music on a couple of radio stations (the only two LA stations back then that played rhythm and blues performed by black musicians). I liked most of it then, but as I grew older, I really began to appreciate how unique and special it is. My brother, who was a professional rock and roll and blues musician himself, also loved Jimmy Reed's music and played more and more of it as he grew older.
Young or old, if you don't know Jimmy's music, but you like rock and roll or the blues, treat yourself to a download of this album (you young guys can show off your savvy of rock and roll roots by playing it for your girlfriends).