Label: Rhino Records - R2 79802 • Series: Blues Masters • Format: CD Compilation, Remastered • Country: Canada • Genre: Blues • Style: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues
His particular style of electric blues  was popular with blues as well as non-blues audiences. Reed was born in Dunleith, Mississippiin He learned the harmonica and guitar from his friend Eddie Taylor. He was then drafted into the U. Navy and served in World War II. He was discharged in and returned briefly to Mississippi, marrying his girlfriend, Mary henceforth known as Mama Reed.
He then moved to Gary, Indiana, to work at an Armour meat-packing plant. By Honest I Do - Jimmy Reed - The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed s, Reed had established himself as a popular musician. Reed maintained his reputation despite his rampant alcoholism; his wife sometimes had to help him remember the lyrics to his songs while recording.
InReed developed epilepsythough the condition was not correctly diagnosed for a long time, as Reed and doctors assumed it was delirium tremens. Reed died of respiratory failure inin Oakland, California,  eight days short of his 51st birthday. He is interred in the Lincoln Cemetery, in Worth, Illinois.
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