More R@B for Tobes – Jimmy Reed – Ain’t That lovin’ You Baby

More R@B for Tobes – Jimmy Reed – Ain’t That lovin’ You Baby

This is the great Jimmy Reed who invented that chugging beat. He was a great performer. I only saw him once, and yes, he was remarkably drunk. But he was also remarkably cheerful and absolutely brilliant.

This is Ain’t that Lovin’ You Baby – one of his many best. Elvis covered this one.

This is Shame Shame Shame – another great one – The Merseybeats did a great cover of this one!

2 thoughts on “More R@B for Tobes – Jimmy Reed – Ain’t That lovin’ You Baby

  1. Your description of Reed reminded me of a club recording I help record of Bukka White (in 72). Wow what an appetite. White downed a huge shot of whiskey with a guitar pick of cocaine thrown in for windage(?) between sets. Was a great session, though Smithsonian turned it down.

    1. I’m very jealous of you. I would love to have been there. I saw Bukka play in Hammersmith Odeon on a big Festival of the Blues package with Skip James, Son House, Big Joe Williams and others. It was fabulous. Son House was amazing.
      I would have loved to have spent time with those guys. What happened to that recording? Is it out somewhere?
      I did get to have a chat with Dave ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, T-Model Ford and Lazy Lester. Lazy Lester was quite morose though. I’ll dig out my photos.
      Dave told me the full story of Robert Johnson.

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