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Reed, Jimmy, 1925-1976


  • [Individual was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.]

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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Variants

    • Reed, Mathis James, 1925-1976
    • Reed, James, 1925-1976
    • Reed, Matcher James, 1925-1976
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1925-09-06
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1976-08-29
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Vee-Jay Records
    • Birth Place

        Dunleith (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Oakland (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
    • Gender

        Males
    • Occupation

  • Use For

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: His Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall [SR] between 1961 and 1963:label (blues singer)
    • found: Worth, F.L. Elvis, 1992:p. 169 (Reed, Jimmy; 1926-1976; b. Leland, Miss.)
    • found: His High and lonesome [SR] 1980?:container (b. 9/6/25; d. 8/29/76)
    • found: California blues [SR] 198-?:label (James Reed)
    • found: Guinness ency. of pop. mus., 1992:(Reed, Jimmy; b. Mathis James Reed, Sept. 6, 1925, Leland, Miss.; d. Aug. 29, 1976, Oakland, Calif; singer, harmonica, guitar; moved to Chicago 1943-1944)
    • found: Blues who's who(Reed, Mathis James "Jimmy"; b. Sept. 6, 1925, Dunleith, MS; d. Aug. 9, 1976, Oakland, CA; instruments, guitar, harmonica)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Reed, Jimmy; Mathis James Reed; singer, musician, songwriter, harmonica player, sailor; born 06 September 1925 in Dunleith, Mississippi, United States; was drafted into the Navy and stationed in California (1943-1945); played in clubs on the South Side of Chicago (1949); achieved hit after hit with songs like “Honest I Do,” “Hush Hush,” “Baby What You Want Me to Do?” “Big Boss Man,” and “Bright Lights, Big City" with Vee-Jay record label (1955-1961); was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1991); died 29 August 1976 in Oakland, California, United States)
    • found: Reed, Jimmy. Mr. Luck, ℗2017:label (Jimmy Reed) insert (born Matcher (or Mathis) James Reed, September 6, 1925, Leland, Mississippi, died 1976, Oakland, California; blues musician (vocals, guitar, harmonica), active in Chicago)
  • LC Classification

    • ML420.R2985
  • General Notes

    • [Individual was a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1989-08-28: new
    • 2018-08-15: revised
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