“I’m Jimmy Reed” by Jimmy Reed - album review

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TJR says

Released in August, Jimmy’s debut LP followed normal protocol for the era, by serving as a round-up of his hit sides from the preceding few years, with only 2 tracks (“You Got Me Crying” and “Go On To School”) having actually been recorded in 1958. There’s not a bad track on it, even if it does feel a bit samey throughout. The chops are strong though, and Jimmy’s harmonica playing is constantly superb. His feeling for the blues is uncanny in everything he does; a born natural from all angles – vocally, rhythmically and with a mouth organ that wails. I quite like how Sid McCoy finished his liner notes: “Listen carefully… ignore the form… feel the song”

The Jukebox Rebel
23–Jul–2015

Tracklist
A1 [02:47] 9.8.png Jimmy Reed - Honest I Do (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A2 [02:52] 6.4.png Jimmy Reed - Go On To School (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A3 [02:51] 7.9.png Jimmy Reed - My First Plea (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:39] 6.2.png Jimmy Reed and his Trio - Boogie In The Dark (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:42] 7.0.png Jimmy Reed - You Got Me Crying (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [02:20] 7.4.png Jimmy Reed - Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B1 [02:53] 7.1.png Jimmy Reed - You Got Me Dizzy (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B2 [02:51] 7.7.png Jimmy Reed - Little Rain (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:54] 7.2.png Jimmy Reed - Can’t Stand To See You Go (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:49] 6.5.png Jimmy Reed and his Trio - Roll And Rhumba (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B5 [02:40] 7.0.png Jimmy Reed - You’re Something Else (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B6 [03:08] 8.3.png Jimmy Reed and his Trio - You Don’t Have To Go (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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