Monday, February 21, 2011

JIMMY REED Discography

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JIMMY REED Discography

     I find it amazing that there isn’t a proper discography for the great Jimmy Reed anywhere on the internet, though Soulful Kind Of Music has put together a nicesingles discography. The albums he made for Vee-Jay and ABC/BluesWay comprise the bulk of his formal recorded output, but there are dozens of compilations and reissues. That there are so many may have something to do with the fact that he basically signed away all rights to his Vee-Jay recordings in 1967 for the lump sum of $10,000. Since there are so many reissues of his various Vee-Jay recordings, I have only listed the original Vee-Jay issue. If you have additional information on any of the releases listed, or if you know of others not on this list, please let me know. Most of the links below lead to various other blog pages. I recommend that you have a good pop-up blocker and anti-virus software installed! Some of the pages have passwords for the downloaded files.
Blues Is My Business: The Jimmy Reed Story (documentary film) Part 1 Part 2
Big Boss Man: The Life & Music Of Bluesman Jimmy Reed – Will Romano (2006, Backbeat Books; beginning 56 pages)
  
1958 – I’m Jimmy Reed (Vee-Jay)
1959 – Rockin’ With Reed (Vee-Jay)
1959 – Found Love (Vee-Jay)
  
1960 – Now Appearing (Vee-Jay)
1961 – At Carnegie Hall (Vee-Jay)
1962 – Just Jimmy Reed (Vee-Jay)
  
1963 – Sings The Best Of The Blues (Vee-Jay)
1963 – Plays 12 String Guitar Blues (Vee-Jay)
  
1964 – At Soul City (Vee-Jay)
1964 – The Boss Man Of The Blues…With More Of The Best (Vee-Jay)
1965 – The Legend – The Man (Vee-Jay)
  
1967 – The New Jimmy Reed Album (ABC/BluesWay)
1967 – Soulin’ (ABC/BluesWay)
1968 – Big Boss Man (ABC/BluesWay)
 
1968 – Jimmy Reed’s Soul Greats (Up Front)
1968 – Somethin’ Else (Sunset)
1969 – Down In Virginia (ABC/BluesWay)
 
1969 – Root Of The Blues (Kent)
1969 – The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed (Buddah)
1969 – Wailin’ The Blues (Tradition/Everest)
  
196? – The Soulful Sound (Up Front/Springboard International)
197? – The Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Kent)
197? – History Of Jimmy Reed (Trip)
  
197? – History Of Jimmy Reed Volume 2 (Trip)
197? – Honest I Do (Cleo)
197? – Jimmy Reed’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (Kent)
  
1970 – As Jimmy Is (Roker)
1971 – Let The Bossman Speak! (Blues On Blues)
1973 – I Ain’t From Chicago (ABC/BluesWay)
  
1973 – The Ultimate Jimmy Reed (ABC/BluesWay)
1973 – At Carnegie Hall (BluesWay)
1975 – Cold Chills (Antilles)
  
1975 – Jimmy Reed: Archive Of Folk and Jazz (Everest)
1976 – Jimmy Reed Is Back (The Roots)
1976 – Blues Is My Business (Vee-Jay)
  
1976 – Street Talkin’ [split with Elmore James & Eddie Taylor] (Muse)
1977 – Hard Walking Hanna (Versatile)
1978 – 16 Greatest Hits (Trip)
  
1980 – Upside Your Head (Charly)
1981 – Got Me Dizzy (Charly)
1981 – High And Lonesome (Charly)
  
1982 – Boogie In The Dark (Aura)
1982 – Jimmy Reed (Dial Discos/Original Jazz & Blues History)
1982 – Jimmy Reed Vol. 2 (Dial Discos/ Original Jazz & Blues History)
  
1983 – Shame, Shame, Shame (Krazy Kat)
1985 – I’m The Man Down There (Charly)
1986 – Big Boss Blues (Charly)
  
1987 – 12 Greatest Hits (Topline)
1987 – The Best Of Jimmy Reed (GNP Crescendo)
1988 – Bright Lights Big City (Chameleon/Redxtra)
 
1989 – Inner City: The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed (Tel-Star)
1989 – Inner City Vol. 2: The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed (Tel-Star)
1990 – Compact Command Performances: 18 Greatest Hits (Motown)
  
1990 – The Best Of Jimmy Reed (Up Front)
1990 – The Best Of Jimmy Reed: 12 Legendary Hits/Masters Of The Blues (Tel-Star)
1990 – The Best Of Jimmy Reed: 18 Legendary Hits/Masters Of The Blues (Tel-Star)
 
1990 – Bright Lights (Capitol)
1990 – Bright Lights, Big City (Benco)
1990 – Cold Chills (Krazy Kat)
  
1991 – Big Boss Man (Instant)
1991 – Jimmy Reed (Paula)
1992 – Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby (Classic Sound)
 
1992 – Jimmy Reed’s Greatest Hits (Valley Media)
1992 – Live At Liberty Hall, Houston, TX, 1972 [with Johnny Winter] (New Rose/Fan Club)
  
1993 – Speak The Lyrics To Me, Mama Reed (Vee-Jay)
1994 – Greatest Hits (Hollywood)
1994 – Jimmy Reed Is Back (Collectables)
 
1994 – Jimmy Reed Vol. 1 (Ronn)
1994 – Jimmy Reed Vol. 2 (Ronn)
1994 – The Vee-Jay Years (Charly/Snapper)
  
1994 – The Classic Recordings (Tomato/Rhino)
1995 – Cry Before I Go (Drive Archive)
1995 – Heartaches + Troubles (MCA Special Products)
  
1995 – Jazz & Blues Collection No. 13 (Atlas/Charly)
1995 – You Don’t Have To Go: The Blues Collection [Vol. 18] (DeAgostini) Details
1996 – Big Boss Man (Ronn)
  
1996 – Big Legged Woman (Collectables)
1996 – Honest I Do & Other Classics (Masters Intercontinental)
1997 – Big Boss Man / Down In Virginia (See For Miles)
  
1997 – In The Raw (Blue Dog)
1997 – Lost In The Shuffle (32 Blues)
1997 – New Jimmy Reed Album / Soulin’ (See For Miles)
 
1997 – Red Hott No. 1 (P-Vine)
1997 – Rockin’ With Reed (Eclipse Music Group)
1997 – Upside The Wall (Dove)
  
1998 – Big Boss Man: 18 Original Blues Hits (Hallmark Music & Entertainment)
1998 – Greatest Hits (Classic Blues)
1998 – His Greatest Recordings (AIM)
  
1998 – Jimmy Reed: The Masters (Eagle Rock/Cleopatra)
1998 – The Sun Is Shining (Mastertone)
1998 – The Sun Is Shining (Point)
  
1998 – The Vee-Jay Box: The Complete Singles And Other Rarities (P-Vine)
1999 – Boss Man (Recall/Charly/Snapper)
1999 – Bright Lights, Big City: Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 17 (Charly)
  
1999 – Rockin’ With Reed: Original Vee Jay Recordings (Charly)
1999 – Take Out Some Insurance: Charly R&B Masters Vol. 13 (Charly)
1999 – The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed (Charly)
  
2000 – Back To Back [split with B.B. King] (Edel America)
2000 – Boogie In The Dark (SRI Jazz)
2000 – The EP Collection Plus (See For Miles)
  
2001 – As Jimmy Is (Unidisc)
2001 – Big Boss Man (Planet)
  
2001 – Big Boss Man (Sony)
2001 – Big Boss Man: 10 CD Set – 115 Tracks (Collectables)
2001 – Big Boss Men [split with Willie Dixon] (Indigo)
  
2001 – The Blues… (Suave) Part 1 Part 2
2001 – Funky Funky Soul (Classic World)
2002 – Caress Me Baby (Comet)
  
2002 – Caress Me Baby (Prestige)
2002 – Have I Got Blues For You: Special Limited Edition Double Pack [split with Albert King] (Dressed To Kill)
2002 – Live At Liberty Hall, Houston, TX, 1972 [with Johnny Winter] (Last Call)
 
2002 – MP3 Collection: The Vee-Jay Years (1953-1965) (RMG)
2003 – Blues Café Presents Jimmy Reed (Blues Café)
2003 – Down In Mississippi (Blitz)
  
2003 – Johnny Winter & Jimmy Reed 1972 Live (??)
2003 – The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed (Tomato)
2004 – The Essential Boss Man: The Very Best Of The Vee-Jay Years, 1953-1966 (Vee-Jay/Charly)
 
2004 – Solid Gold Vol. 1 (Liquid 8 )
2004 – The Sun Is Shining (Complete Blues/Charly/Snapper)
2005 – Big Blues Boss Man (Black Cat)
  
2005 – Bright Lights, Big City: Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 17 (Charly)
2005 – Story Songs And Voices Of The Blues (Direct Source)
2006 – Anthology Of The Blues – Vol. 8 (Crownstar)
  
2006 – Greatest Hits (Classic Blues/Charly)
2006 – An Introduction To Jimmy Reed (Fuel 2000/Varese Sarabande)
2006 – The Vee-Jay Years (Charly) Disc 1  Disc 2  Disc 3  Disc 4  Disc 5
  
2007 – The Best Of The Vee-Jay Years (Shout Factory)
2007 – Diamond Master Series (X5 Music Group)
2008 – Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby: The Essential Blue Archive (PID)
  
2008 – Classics (X5 Music Group)
2008 – Easy Blues (Phantom)
2009 – Big Legged Woman & Other Favorites (Essential Media)
  
2009 – Boss Man: The Best And Rarest Of Jimmy Reed (Great American Music)
2009 – Blues Routes (Replay)
2009 – Going To New York (Carinco)
  
2009 – I’m Jimmy Reed (Hallmark)
2009 – State Street Boogie (Carinco)
2009 – Strictly Marine Band (Conjure Root)
  
2009 – Wailin’ The Blues (Essential Media Group)
2010 – 100 Blues Classics (Classic Music International)
2010 – All The ‘50s Hits (Fantastic Voyage)
  
2010 – Big Boss Man (Universe)
2010 – The Carnegie Hall Legendary Performance (Classic Music International)
2010 – The Essential (AudioSonic Music)
  
2010 – Got The Blues (AP Music)
2010 – Hard Walking Hanna (Essential Media Group)
2010 – I’m Jimmy Reed (FourMatt Music)
 
2010 – My Bitter Seed (12 Bar)
2011 – Liberty Hall Sessions featuring Jimmy Reed [Johnny Winter release] (Synergie OMP)
  
???? – 36 Classic Tracks Including…: The Masters (??)
???? – Best Blues Masters Vol. 1 (P-Vine)
???? – The Best Of Jimmy Reed (Vee-Jay)
  
???? – Big Boss Man: The Memorial Album Vol. 1 (DJM)
???? – Boogie In The Dark (Andover)
???? – Boogie In The Dark (Blue Moon)
 
???? – Golden 20 Hits (Sprint)
???? – The Great Jimmy Reed: Blues Series (Crystal)
???? – High And Lonesome (Oxford)
  
???? – Jimmy Reed (Philips)
???? – Jimmy Reed: Charly Blues Masterworks Volume 06 (Charly)
???? – Nightime Blues (??)
  
???? – Ride ‘Em On Down [split with Eddie Taylor] (Charly)
???? – St. Louis Blues (Blues and Gospel Train)
???? – Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (Fontana)
???? – The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed (Tel-Star)
???? – Wailin’ The Blues (Astor)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Jimmy Reed.