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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jimmy Reed

Dying August 29, 1976 was Mississippi bluesman Jimmy Reed. Amongst others, Reed was a key influence on the Rolling Stones.

1 comment:

bruce said...

Even though I'm a big R&B fan I've somehow never listened to Jimmy Reed before. I always focused on Clapton's borrowings from BB King and Elmore James. But you're right: the v.early Stones - Reed link is clear (and Yardbirds). Fascinating.

Y'know I saw wonderful Bo Diddley in the round at Macquarie Uni Bar (no stage, up close) in 1973. 'Mona' may be the first Stones song I paid attention to.