Watch the Jimmy Reed Shuffle online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Solo Electric Blues

Jimmy Reed was born in 1925 in Dunleith, Mississippi and became one of the most influential blues musicians until his death in 1976. His work is mostly electric guitar based and had a huge influence on Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Gibbons, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, and Elvis Presley. Some of his hits include "Big Boss Man", "Bright Lights, Big City", and " Baby What You Want Me To Do". He is also one of my favorite blues musicians as well. Not only do I love his songs but I also love his feel, vocals, lyrics, and harmonica playing. He was the whole package. I highly recommend checking out some of his music and watch him play as well. When you do, pay close attention to the groove and where it sits. That's where the magic is!