Boss Man

Boss Man

by Jimmy Reed
     
 
Jimmy Reed followed a limited formula, but it worked time and time again, and his songs, because of their inherent structural simplicity, are among the most versatile in the blues canon, and have been covered by countless blues and pop artists. With his laid-back, slurred singing style stretched over a lazy, easy boogie rhythm, and punctuated by short runs on his

Overview

Jimmy Reed followed a limited formula, but it worked time and time again, and his songs, because of their inherent structural simplicity, are among the most versatile in the blues canon, and have been covered by countless blues and pop artists. With his laid-back, slurred singing style stretched over a lazy, easy boogie rhythm, and punctuated by short runs on his racked harmonica, Reed brought a kind of hushed, unhurried urgency to everything he recorded. The lyrics to his songs were actually written by his wife, Mary Lee Reed, and although she remains in the background on his records, they were very much a songwriting team, turning out such enduring classics as "Baby, What You Want Me to Do," "Big Boss Man," "Bright Lights, Big City," and "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby," all of which are included on this collection. Everything Reed recorded is cut from the same cloth, so casual listeners may find this anthology to be a disc too long, while serious listeners will undoubtedly want a set that goes into even more depth. For those in between, this set will be a perfect fit.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/1999
Label:
Recall Records Uk
UPC:
0636551423229
catalogNumber:
232

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. You Don't Have to Go
  2. High and Lonesome
  3. Boogie in the Dark
  4. You Upset My Mind
  5. I Ain't Got You
  6. Come on Baby
  7. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
  8. My First Plea
  9. You Got Me Dizzy
  10. Little Rain
  11. The Sun Is Shining
  12. Honest I Do
  13. Ends and Odds
  14. You're Something Else
  15. Down in Virginia
  16. I'm Gonna Get My Baby
  17. Going to New York
  18. Take Out Some Insurance

Disc 2

  1. Baby, What You Want Me to Do
  2. Hush Hush
  3. Found Love
  4. Big Boss Man
  5. Close Together
  6. I'm a Love You
  7. Bright Lights, Big City
  8. Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth
  9. Down in Mississippi
  10. Let's Get Together
  11. Oh John
  12. Ain't No Big Deal
  13. Help Yourself
  14. Left Handed Woman
  15. I'm Going Upside Your Head
  16. The Devil's Shoestring, Pt. 2
  17. I'm the Man Down There
  18. When Girls Do It

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