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Rockin' With Reed
Reed.Jimmy
Rockin' With Reed
Genres: Blues, R&B
 
Limited edition Japanese pressing has been remastered and comes in a miniature LP sleeve. Vine. 2006.

      
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All Artists: Reed.Jimmy
Title: Rockin' With Reed
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
Release Date: 1/6/2009
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, R&B
Styles: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 803415114627

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Limited edition Japanese pressing has been remastered and comes in a miniature LP sleeve. Vine. 2006.

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Docendo Discimus | Vita scholae | 06/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"To the title, that is.

"Rockin' With Reed" was Jimmy Reed's second LP, released in 1959 on the VeeJay label, and featuring a strong track list.
Most of Reed's best known songs came from his first album, "I'm Jimmy Reed", and from the later "Found Love", but there is a lot of really good stuff here, even if these titles aren't as well known as "Big Boss Man", "Shame, Shame, Shame", "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby" or "Honest I Do".

This is nothing revolutionary, just half an hour of Reed's laid-back two-string boogie and drawling vocal delivery, but the catchy swagger of "Going To New York" and "My Bitter Seed", the easy, loping boogie of "The Moon Is Rising", and the deep, funky groove of "Take Out Some Insurance", are as instantly appealing as they are simple, and its not hard to understand why Jimmy Reed found the commercial succes that he did, outselling a number of arguably more talented but also less radio friendly bluesmen like Muddy Waters, Elmore James, and Howlin' Wolf.

It's no secret that Mathis James Reed only had a limited arsenal of songs, which he played and recorded over and over again with small variations and different lyrics, but that particular "Jimmy Reed sound" is so immediately appealing and so easily digestable that it brought him a mainstream audience other blues singer only dreamt about.
This album presents Jimmy Reed at the top of his game, and while casual fans will be satisfied with "Blues Masters: The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed" or the double-disc "Big Boss Man: The Best Of Jimmy Reed" from Rhino and Recall respectively, this VeeJay/Collectables reissue is a really fine purchase for serious fans, and for those who simply want a little more than just the radio hits."
Jimmy Reed - Rockin' With Reed - Charly R&B - Vee Jay Record
Paul J. Broussard Jr. | Youngsville, Louisiana | 07/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tracks for this cd!
1.I FOUND MY BABY
2.SHOOT MY BABY
3.ROLL & RHUMBA
4.YOU UPSET MY MIND
5.PRETTY THING
6.ROCKIN' WITH REED
7.SHE DON'T WANT ME NO MORE
8.COME ON BABY
9.I DON'T GO FOR THAT
10.WHEN YOU LEFT ME
11.DO THE THING
12.LITTLE RAIN
13.SIGNALS OF LOVE
14.THE SUN IS SHINING
15.CARESS ME BABY
16.LAUGHIN' AT THE BLUES
17.BABY WHAT'S WRONG
18.LET'S GET TOGETHER
19.HELP YOURSELF
20.LEFT HANDED WOMAN
21.A NEW LEAF
22.I'M GOING UPSIDE YOUR HEAD"
Rockin' is right!
the-funky-crow | 06/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The album was titled correctly, because Jimmy Reed really rocks, stomps, jumps and swing the blues. This is one classic cd reissue, of Reed's finest lp. This cd is full of energetic and upbeat tunes, and the pace never deidles down, a real rocker of a blues cd. As usual Reed is in fine voice, and plays harp and electrifyingly wild guitar! Fun rhythmic jumpin' blues to liven up your next party!"