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Center of the Blues Universe
Mathis James "Jimmy" Reed, one of the most influential Blues artists of the 1950s and '60s, was born here on the Shady Dell plantation on September 6, 1925. Reed was one of the first Bluesmen to achieve "crossover" success, scoring hits on both the Rhythm & Blues and Pops charts with songs including "Honest I Do," "Big Boss Man," "Baby What You Want Me To Do," and "Bright Lights, Big City."
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