Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Jimmy Reed - Soulin' (Corrected rip)
These two albums are the first ones Jimmy recorded for the Bluesway label near the end of his career and shouldn't be dismissed. This album and the superior "Big Boss Man/Down In Virginia" two-fer are the best produced Jimmy albums. All of Jimmy's trademarks are here and the band with Eddie Taylor, Phil Upchurch and Lefty Bates work their usual magic. As always, Jimmy rerecorded earlier material for each new album but don't think these are inferior to the "originals". This is all good stuff; so, if you have a sizeable helping of his Vee-Jay material and are still hankering for more of what made Jimmy great, get the Boss Man/Virginia album and if you like that, then get this one and relive that mis-spent youth trying to work out how he made such seemingly simple music so complex.
Thanks go to HM for providing this rip.