Baby What You Want Me To Do — Jimmy Reed (Vee-Jay, 1959)

No Chicago blues artist had more success than Jimmy Reed at churning out hits, even crossing over to the pop charts 11 times. Reed’s unique, lazy loping style of vocals, guitar and harmonica would go on to strike a chord in listeners’ hearts for years. Perhaps no other Reed tune has been covered by other artists more often than ‘Baby What You Want Me To Do.’ Many folks know the song by other titles such as ‘You Got Me Runnin’ and Peepin’ and Hidin’. Interestingly, the words Jimmy sings are ‘Baby, why you want to let go’ and this title can be heard on the introduction of the song on the original session tape.

— (Blues Foundation press release, 2004.)

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