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Jimmy Reed

Summary: Mathis James ", Jimmy", Reed (September 6, 1925 - August 29, 1976) was an American blues singer. 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. Jimmy Reed was born on September 6, 1925, in Dunleith, Mississippi. He was a blues singer and songwriter who played the guitar and harmonica. When he sang, he would slur his words.

Filed under: blues, Classic Blues, harmonica, harmonica blues, rhythm and blues

Similar Artists: Snooky Pryor, Otis Rush, Little Walter, Memphis Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson

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