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
Jimmy Reed needs no introduction,he is covered by a lot of blues artists,and rock artists the world over. All of his best songs are in this series. Disc 3 - 1.You'n That Sack 2.Going To New York 3.I Told You Baby 4.Take Out Some Insurance 5.I'm Nervous 6.You Know I Love You 7.Baby,What You Want Me To Do 8.Goin' By The River 1 9.Goin' By The River 2 10.Where Can You Be 11.Hush Hush 12.I Was So Wrong 13.Blue Blue Water 14.Please Don't 15.Found Love 16.You Gonna Need My Help 17.Hold Me Close 18.Come Love 19.Big Boss Man 20.Meet Me 21.I Got The Blues 22.Sugar Sugar 23.Got Me Chasing You
Disc 4 - 1.Down The Road 2.Want To Be With You Baby 3.Jimmy's Rock 4.Tell The World I Do 5. You're My Baby 6.Ain't Gonna Cry No More 7.Close Together 8.You Know You're Looking Good 9.Laughing At The Blues 10.I'm A Love You 11.Kind Of Lonesome 12.Found Joy 13.Tell Me You Love Me 14.Bright Lights 15.Baby,What's Wrong 16.Aw Shucks,Hush Your Mouth 17.I'm Mr. Luck 18.Blue Carnegie 19.Take It Slow 20.Good Lover 21.Down In Mississippi 22.Too Much
Here I am again,after taking some much needed time off from blogging,doing other things. I found another vital box of music in my collection that needs to be heard. This particular set is 6 discs with 139 tracks of happening music. I hope to bring more of this kind of music later, I also have some Little Walter,John Lee Hooker, and Earl Hooker(John Lee's cousin),some Skip James discs, I don't know what else,but if you like that kind of stuff, you'd better stayed tuned. I'm on a blues kick, and have been for a while, and maybe I will go back to posting rockabilly and other things in the future. I'm just into this right now....okay? Jimmy Reed The Vee-Jay Years is another Charley series box set, so if you understand what that means it's a giant set,sounds better than anything, and it's as complete as you're going to set. "Charley NEVER releases any crap" is what I say,and you can quote me. This is where it's at, hipsters,there's a lot of bands who covered Jimmy Reed,and when you listen to this set you will know why. Here's Disc One: 1.High And Lonesome 2.Jimmy's Boogie 3.I Found My Baby 4.Roll And Rhumba 5.You Don't Have To Go 6.Boogie In The Park 7.Shoot My Baby 8.Rockin' With Reed 9.You Upset My Mind 10.I'm Gonna Ruin You 11. Pretty Thing 12.I Ain't Got You 13.She Don't Want Me No More 14.Come On Baby 15.I Don't Go For That 16.Baby,Don't Say That No More 17.Ain't That Lovin' You Baby 18.Can't Stand To See You Go 19.When You Left Me 20.I Love You Baby 21.My First Plea 22.You Got Me Dizzy 23.Honey,Don't Let Me Go 24.Untitled Instrumental This all includes scans of front,back @320
Jimmy Reed Disc 1 Disc Two: 1.It's You Baby 2.Honey,Where Are You Going 3.Do The Thing 4.Little Rain 5.Signals Of Love 6.The Sun Is Shining 7.Baby,What's On Your Mind 8.Honest I Do 9.State Street Boogie 10.Odds And Ends 11.My Bitter Seed 12.Ends And Odds 13.My Baby(Down In Virginia) 14.You're Something Else 15.A String To Your Heart 16.Go On To School 17.You Got My Crying 18.The Moon Is Rising 19.Down In Virginia 20.I'm Gonna Get My Baby 21.I Wanna Be Loved 22.Caress My Baby 23.I Know It's A Sin