Friday, December 5, 2014

The other influential Reed

There's just something about Jimmy Reed. It's that voice, haunting and full of soul. The 50's production with all that reverb compliments his voice perfectly. Mick Jagger was influenced a lot by Jimmy Reed, not only his singing but harmonica style. Not only did he Stones cover a lot of Reed, but songs like "The Spider and Fly" are direct descendents. He's not as revered or well known as the likes of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters or Howlin Wolf, but should be. I never get tired of listening to Jimmy Reed.

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