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Jimmy Reed
Original name: Mathis James Reed
Birth: Sep. 6, 1925
Washington County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1976
Alameda County
California, USA

Renowned Blues Musician. Mathis James (Jimmy) Reed, one of ten children born to sharecroppers Joseph and Virginia Reed, spent the first seven years of his life on a plantation in Dunleath, Mississippi. He learned guitar from Eddie Taylor, the man who helped raise him. Few fans knew that Reed's wife, Mary Lee "Mama" Davis, wrote many of his songs. Fewer still knew that the blues man suffered from severe epilepsy which caused him crippling attacks. His bouts with the disease, however, rarely sidelined him for long. He toured Europe in the 1960s, and in the early 70s he headlined every blues club from California to Georgia. Jimmy Reed died in his sleep from respiratory failure brought on by a massive seizure. (bio by: Anonymous) 
Lincoln Cemetery
Blue Island
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section N
GPS (lat/lon): 41.66871, -87.70067
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 03, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3792
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