Thursday, July 24, 2014

Songs The Yardbirds Taught Us (#4): Jimmy Reed - I Ain't Got You

The Yardbirds did a blistering version of I Ain't Got You with Eric Clapton at the helm. It appeared on The Yardbirds US debut album, For Your Love.

I Ain't Got You dates back to 1955 when both Billy Boy Arnold and Jimmy Reed recorded the number for the Chicago based Vee Jay Records. It is almost a certainty that The Yardbirds got their inspiration from this version which has a distinctive harmonica retort that is not in Billy Boy Arnold's version.
Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!


2 comments:

  1. That picture! what. are. those. people. wearing? It's like a creepy secret sex party mask or something.

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    1. Ha! I hadn't even noticed that. Creepy.

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