This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Jimmy Reed with our special guests, Grammy nominated Karrin Allyson and Sheila Bey.
Mathis James "Jimmy" Reed (September 6, 1925 – August 29, 1976) was an American blues musician and songwriter, notable for bringing his distinctive style of blues to mainstream audiences. Reed was a major player in the field of electric blues, as opposed to the more acoustic-based sound of many of his contemporaries. His lazy, slack-jawed singing, piercing harmonica and hypnotic guitar patterns were one of the blues' most easily identifiable sounds in the 1950s and 1960s, and had a significant impact on many rock and roll artists who followed, such as Elvis Presley, Billy Gibbons and theRolling Stones. -Wikipedia
Karrin Allyson (pronounced KAH-rin; born Karrin Allyson Schoonover on July 27, 1963 in Great Bend, Kansas) is an American jazz vocalist. She has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, and has received positive reviews from several prominent sources, including the New York Times, which has called her a "singer with a feline touch and impeccable intonation." - Wikipedia
On the funny side, Dr. Pearl prescribes some straight advice for crooked politics and in honor of students worldwide we get the “Back to School Blues”.
Show Me Missouri Blues
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Shame, Shame, Shame
Bright Lights, Big City
Take Out Some Insurance