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Friday, November 27, 2009
Jimmy Reed - The Vee-Jay Years Disc 5 & 6 (Disc 6 special outtakes)
The final two discs,numbers 5 & 6 and one of the greatest blues songwriters ever.He actually blurs the line between old fashioned blues (Southern Delta style transplanted to Chicago urban blues) and rhythm & blues.He sets the standard when he sang Bright Lights,Big City.Reed's guitar playing, singing and songwriting (a triple threat) inspired a lot of the earliest The Rolling Stones,The Animals, and countless other British Invasion bands, and reminded Americans how important their blues artists were and still are.What a wealth of music,made in America.
Disc 5- 1.I'll Change My Style 2.Let's Get Together 3. In The Morning 4.You can't Hide 5.Back Home At Noon 6.Lookin' For You Baby 7.Kansas City Baby 8. Oh John 9.Shame Shame Shame 10.Cold And Lonesome 11.There'll Be A Day 12.Ain't No Big Deal 13.Mary Mary 14.Upside The Wall 15.Baby's So Sweet 16.I'm Gonna Help You 17.Up Tight 18.Mixed Up 19.I'm Trying To Please You 20.Five Years Long 21.See See Rider 22.Outskirts Of Town 23.Trouble In Mind
In the tradition of all of these fabulous Charly box sets,disc 6 the last disc has studio outtakes, "working songs",studio chatter, slow and faster versions,"mistakes"according to Jimmy.Not found on any other disc sets,and so,get 'em here... Disc 6- 1.The Comeback 2.How Long Blues 3.Roll 'Em Pete 4.Cherry Red 5. Wee Wee Baby 6.St. Louis Blues 7.Worried Life Blues 8.Blues For 12 Strings 9. New Chicago Blues 10.Wear Something Green 11.Help Yourself 12.Heading For A Fall 13.Going Fishing 14. Left Handed Woman 15.I Wanna Be Loved(Crazy Love) 16.Fifteen Years 17.A New Leaf 18.When You're Doing All Right 19.I'm Going Upside Your Head 20.The Devil's Shoestring 21.You've Got Me Waiting 22.I'm The Man Down There 23.When Girls Do It 24.Don't Think I'm Through