Where did Jimmy Reed record his first song and what was its name?
#119557. Asked by Windswept. (Dec 23 10 2:45 PM)
As was the case with most bluesmen of his generation, Reed's debut LP was really a collection of single sides than an actual album of new material (though some of it did hail from its year of release), consisting of tracks he'd recorded from June 1953 ("Roll & Rhumba") through March 1958 ("You Got Me Crying" etc.).|
Jimmy Reed (born Mathis James Reed on 6-September-1925 in Leand, Mississippi -- died 29-August-1976 in Oakland, California - cause: respiratory failure brought on by an epileptic seizure)
Chance 1142 - High And Lonesome / Roll And Rhumba – 1953
Vee-Jay 100 - High And Lonesome / Roll And Rhumba - 1953 (some copies issued in red vinyl - scarce)
Chance Records was in Chicago, Illinois.
In addition, Chance released three singles by John Lee Hooker and made a coordinated issue of the first singles by Jimmy Reed and The Spaniels with the brand-new and still tiny Vee-Jay Records.... In June 1953, Sheridan lent a hand to an emerging outfit from Gary, Indiana called Vee-Jay, which needed marketing and distribution help on its first releases by bluesman Jimmy Reed and the vocal group The Spaniels. Each was given a parallel release on Chance.
Vee-Jay Records was in Gary, Indiana.
Major acts on the label in the 1950s included blues singers Jimmy Reed, Memphis Slim, and John Lee Hooker, and rhythm and blues vocal groups The Spaniels, The Dells, and El Dorados.
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