Jimmy Reed

Jimmy Reed
1925 - 1976

Jimmy Reed  American Musician


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First Name Jimmy
Last Name Reed
Age 50 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th September, 1925
Birthplace Dunleith, Mississippi, United States
Died 29th August, 1976
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, songwriter
Occupation Musician
Music Genre (Text) Blues, electric blues, rock and roll
Music Genre Blues
Year(s) Active 1940s–1976
Music Style Electric Chicago Blues, Electric Harmonica Blues, Blues Revival, Regional Blues, Early R&B, Cajun, R&B, North American Traditions
Music Mood Earthy, Laid-Back/Mellow, Greasy, Relaxed, Lazy, Passionate, Gritty, Amiable/Good-Natured, Organic, Rollicking, Sparse, Earnest, Playful, Street-Smart
Instrument Guitar, Harmonica, Songwriter, Vocals, Leader
Instrument (text) Vocals, harmonica, guitar
Record Label Vee-Jay Records, Vee-Jay

Mathis James "Jimmy" Reed (September 6, 1925 – August 29, 1976) was an American blues musician and songwriter. A major player in electric blues, he had a significant impact on rock and roll artists such as Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Hank Williams, Jr, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jerry Garcia and the Rolling Stones.

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