Jimmy Reed

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by Jimmy Reed

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Jimmy Reed was perhaps the most accessible of all the Bluesman of his time. He distinctly influenced the music of such diversified artists as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Paul Butterfield, John Mayall, Slim Harpo and Johnny Winter. Reed began his musical journey in Mississippi and was eventually discovered by Chicago's Vee-Jay Records in the early 1950s. Jimmy Reed became the most successful Blues artist of all time, placing eleven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop charts and a total of fourteen hits on the R&B charts.


rhythm and blues
classic blues
harmonica blues
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