+ 1/2 stars...Excellent Overview of Reed's Vee-Jay Material
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 09/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jimmy Reeds loping shuffle blues style is among the most recognizable and this late-nineties collection of his recordings for Vee-Jay from 1953 to 1963 captures many of his highlights, including his two biggest hits that placed on the pop charts: 1957's "Honest I Do" and 1960's "Baby What You Want Me To Do."
While much of this material is duplicated on Rhino's 2000 release THE VERY BEST OF JIMMY REED, there are a handful of tracks from LOST IN THE SHUFFLE that make it worth seeking out, including "Aw Shucks Hush Your Mouth," "The Sun Is Shining," "Cold and Lonesome" and "Mary, Mary."
Reed was an influential singer, guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter. In 1991 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"