The Essential Boss Man: The Very Best of the Vee-Jay Years, 1953-1966

Jimmy Reed

Initial release : 2005

Charly / Snapper

A 3 CD / 75 track collection of tracks recorded for Vee Jay.


  • High and Lonesome (Bracken / Reed)
  • You Don't Have to Go (Reed)
  • Boogie in the Dark (Reed)
  • I'm Gonna Ruin You (Carter / Reed)
  • Pretty Thing (Reed)
  • I Ain't Got You (Reed)
  • She Don't Want Me No More (Reed)
  • Come on Baby (Reed)
  • I Don't Go for That (Reed)
  • Baby, Don't Say That No More (Reed)
  • Ain't That Lovin' You, Baby (Reed)
  • Can't Stand to See You Go (Reed)
  • When You Left Me (Reed)
  • I Love You, Baby (Abner / Reed)
  • My First Plea (Abner / Reed)
  • You Got Me Dizzy (Reed)
  • Honey Don't Let Me Go (Reed)
  • It's You Baby (Abner / Reed)
  • Honey, Where You Going? (Reed)
  • Do the Thing (Abner / Reed)
  • Little Rain (Reed)
  • Signals of Love (Red Lights the Stop Light) (Reed)
  • The Sun Is Shining (Reed)
  • Baby, What's on Your Mind (Reed)
  • Odds and Ends (Reed)
  • Honest I Do (Abner / Reed)
  • My Bitter Seed (Reed)
  • Odds and Ends (Reed)
  • You're Something Else (Reed)
  • A String to Your Heart (Reed)
  • Go on to School (Reed)
  • You Got Me Crying (Reed)
  • Down in Virginia (Reed)
  • I'm Gonna Get My Baby (Reed / Reed)
  • I Wanna Be Loved (Reed)
  • Caress Me Baby (Reed)
  • I Know It's a Sin (Reed)
  • You'n That Sack (Reed)
  • Going to New York (Reed)
  • I Told You Baby (Reed)
  • Take Out Some Insurance (Stone)
  • I'm Nervous (Reed)
  • Baby, What You Want Me to Do (Reed)
  • Goin' by the River, Pt. 1 (Reed)
  • Where Can You Be (Reed)
  • Hush, Hush (Reed)
  • I Was So Wrong (Reed)
  • Blue, Blue Water (Reed)
  • Please Don't (Reed)
  • Found Love (Reed)
  • Big Boss Man (Dixon / Smith)
  • Hold Me Close (Reed)
  • Close Together (Reed)
  • You Know You're Looking Good (Reed)
  • Kind of Lonesome (Reed)
  • Found Joy (Reed)
  • Bright Lights / Big City (Reed)
  • Baby, What's Wrong (Reed)
  • Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth (Reed)
  • I'm Mr. Luck (Reed)
  • Blue Carnegie (Reed)
  • Good Lover (Reed)
  • Down in Mississippi (Reed)
  • Too Much (Reed)
  • Let's Get Together (Reed)
  • Shame, Shame, Shame (Reed)
  • Cold and Lonesome (Reed)
  • Up Tight (Reed)
  • Mixed Up (Reed)
  • Wear Something Green (Reed)
  • When You're Doing All Right (Reed)
  • I'm Going Upside Your Head (Dunson)
  • I'm the Man Down There (Reed)
  • When Girls Do It (Fulton / Miller)
  • Knockin' at Your Door (Kari)
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