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Jimmy Reed Inducted Into Mississippi Musicians HoF

December 29, 2007 | People
Rhythm and blues legend Jimmy Reed is among the 2007 class of inductees into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Reed grew up in Leland and died in 1976 at the age of 51. He was at his creative peak between 1955 and 1961, when he wrote hits including "Baby, What You Want Me to Do" and "Bright Lights, Big City." Elvis Presley recorded the first song for his "'68 Comeback Special".

Other inductees include, by category: Freddie Waits of Jackson, jazz; Charlie Feathers of Holly Springs, country; the Rev. Cleophus Robinson of Canton, gospel; Blind Roosevelt Graves and the Mississippi Jook Band of Hattiesburg, rock; Tommy Johnson of Terry, blues.

Previously inducted members of the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame include Faith Hill, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Buffett and B.B. King.
Greg Nolan wrote on December 30, 2007
One one of the true blues greats - certainly someone Elvis enjoyed, too. His was an easy going and deceptively brilliant, good time music. Every Elvis fan should try to get some prime Jimmy Reed in their collection.
Good Time Charlie wrote on December 31, 2007
As I can see, inductee was also Charlie Feathers, Rockabilly legend, who recorded for Sun, and wrote ' I forgot to remember to forget', which is one of finest eary recordings Elvis made.