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Jimmy Reed

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Mathis James Reed Born: 1925/09/06
Birth Place: Dunleith, Mississippi
Died: 1976/08/29
Years Active: 1940s-1976

Mathis James "Jimmy" Reed (September 6, 1925 - August 29, 1976) was an American blues musician and songwriter notable for bringing his distinctive style of blues to mainstream audiences. Reed was a major player in the field of electric blues, as opposed to the more acoustic-based sound of many of his contemporaries. His lazy, slack-jawed singing, piercing harmonica and hypnotic guitar patterns were one of the blues' most easily identifiable sounds in the 1950s and 1960s.


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