Essential Boss Man: The Very Best of the Vee-Jay Years, 1953-1966

The Essential Boss Man: The Very Best of the Vee-Jay Years, 1953-1966

by Jimmy Reed
     
 
Charley's Essential Boss Man highlights 75 recordings made by Jimmy Reed for Vee Jay Records between 1953 and 1966, including all of his Top Ten R&B chart-topping tracks. Bear in mind that this material has been reissued a zillion times over the years so there is nothing here the collector doesn't

Overview

Charley's Essential Boss Man highlights 75 recordings made by Jimmy Reed for Vee Jay Records between 1953 and 1966, including all of his Top Ten R&B chart-topping tracks. Bear in mind that this material has been reissued a zillion times over the years so there is nothing here the collector doesn't already own in spades. Still, you can't argue with such timeless classics as "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby," "You've Got Me Dizzy," "Honest I Do," "Bright Lights, Big City," "I'm Gonna Get My Baby" and "Baby What Do You Want Me to Do." The packaging on this set is highlighted by a 24-page booklet and numerous photos plus informative liner notes by blues scholar Les Fancourt. Even though this is a solid collection, the casual listener should first investigate Rhino's 17-track compilation Blues Masters: The Very Best of Jimmy Reed

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2005
Label:
Snapper Uk
UPC:
0803415572823
catalogNumber:
728
Rank:
33649

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. High and Lonesome
  2. You Don't Have to Go
  3. Boogie in the Dark
  4. I'm Gonna Ruin You
  5. Pretty Thing
  6. I Ain't Got You
  7. She Don't Want Me No More
  8. Come on Baby
  9. I Don't Go for That
  10. Baby, Don't Say That No More
  11. Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby
  12. Can't Stand to See You Go
  13. When You Left Me
  14. I Love You, Baby
  15. My First Plea
  16. You Got Me Dizzy
  17. Honey Don't Let Me Go
  18. It's You Baby
  19. Honey, Where You Going?
  20. Do the Thing
  21. Little Rain
  22. Signals of Love (Red Lights the Stop Light)
  23. The Sun Is Shining
  24. Baby, What's on Your Mind
  25. Odds and Ends

Disc 2

  1. Honest I Do
  2. My Bitter Seed
  3. Odds and Ends
  4. You're Something Else
  5. A String to Your Heart
  6. Go on to School
  7. You Got Me Crying
  8. Down in Virginia
  9. I'm Gonna Get My Baby
  10. I Wanna Be Loved
  11. Caress Me Baby
  12. I Know It's a Sin
  13. You'n That Sack
  14. Going to New York
  15. I Told You Baby
  16. Take Out Some Insurance
  17. I'm Nervous
  18. Baby, What You Want Me to Do
  19. Goin' by the River, Pt. 1
  20. Where Can You Be
  21. Hush, Hush
  22. I Was So Wrong
  23. Blue, Blue Water
  24. Please Don't
  25. Found Love

Disc 3

  1. Big Boss Man
  2. Hold Me Close
  3. Close Together
  4. You Know You're Looking Good
  5. Kind of Lonesome
  6. Found Joy
  7. Bright Lights, Big City
  8. Baby, What's Wrong
  9. Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth
  10. I'm Mr. Luck
  11. Blue Carnegie
  12. Good Lover
  13. Down in Mississippi
  14. Too Much
  15. Let's Get Together
  16. Shame, Shame, Shame
  17. Cold and Lonesome
  18. Up Tight
  19. Mixed Up
  20. Wear Something Green
  21. When You're Doing All Right
  22. I'm Going Upside Your Head
  23. I'm the Man Down There
  24. When Girls Do It
  25. Knockin' at Your Door

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Reed   Primary Artist
Willie Dixon   Bass
Henry Gray   Piano
Hubert Sumlin   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Eddie Taylor   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Curtis Mayfield   Bass
Phil Upchurch   Bass,Guitar
John Littlejohn   Guitar
Lee Baker   Guitar
Remo Biondi   Bass,Guitar,Violin
John Brim   Bass,Guitar
W.C. Dalton   Guitar
Duncan   Drums
Vernel Fournier   Drums
Marcus "Benjy" Johnson   Bass
Albert King   Drums
Earl Phillips   Drums
Milton Rector   Bass
David Shipp   Bass
Morris Wilkerson   Drums
Ray Scott   Drums
William "Lefty" Bates   Guitar
Jimmy Reed   Bass,Guitar,Drums

Technical Credits

Jimmy Reed   Composer
Robert C. Smith   Composer
Calvin Carter   Composer
L.D. Dixon   Composer
Jesse Stone   Composer
Ewart Abner   Composer
Fancourt   Liner Notes
James C. Bracken   Composer
Johnnie Mae Dunson   Composer
J. Reed   Composer

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