Friday, May 17, 2013

Jimmy Reed - As Jimmy Is

Influential American bluesman Jimmy Reed ended his recording career in the early-'70s on Roker Record Group. This late period, funky blues 10-song set, recorded in Chicago and originally issued in 1970, features the blues legend on vocals, guitar and harmonica with accompaniment from Wayne Bennett (guitar), Eddie Taylor (guitar), Phil Upchurch (bass) and Al Duncan (drums). The collection also finds Reed experimenting with wah wah pedals and other guitar effects of the day,  all in service of his signature laid-back, easy boogie style.

Track 2 Side 1 is not on the LP or label but is listed on the cover.


1 comment:

Quibus said...

very interesting stuff - thanks!