On the Jimmy Reed Highway

On the Jimmy Reed Highway

by Omar Dykes, Jimmie Vaughan
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On the Jimmy Reed Highway

Some tribute projects to earlier greats seek to modernize and update their music. This project, co-led by singer Omar Kent Dykes and guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, instead focuses on revitalizing the music of Jimmy Reed in traditional settings. While not closely copying the original recordings, these new renditions are very much "in the tradition." With his deep and low voice, Dykes does justice to the lyrics and feelings in the music; Vaughan has plenty of fine guitar solos; and the guest spots of singer Lou Ann Barton and either Kim Wilson, James Cotton, Gary Primich, or Delbert McClinton on harmonica add to both the variety and the power of the music. As with the best tribute projects, this one will send listeners back to Jimmy Reed's original records while also standing by itself as a heartfelt and relevant homage to the great bluesman.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/21/2007
Label: Ruf
UPC: 0710347112228
catalogNumber: 1122
Rank: 4837

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Omar Dykes   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jimmie Vaughan   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
James Cotton   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
Delbert McClinton   Harmonica,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Lou Ann Barton   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Kim Wilson   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
Ronnie James   Bass
Derek O'Brien   Guitar
Gary Primich   Harmonica
George Rains   Drums
Wes Starr   Drums
Jared Tuten   Overdubs
Barry Bihm   Bass

Technical Credits

Eddie Taylor   Composer
William Parker   Composer
Omar Dykes   Composer
Derek O'Brien   Producer
Stuart Sullivan   Engineer
Kevin Wommack   Executive Producer
Tom "Curly" Ruff   Executive Producer
Ulrike Mönnig   Artwork

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