WBEZ | Jimmy Reed Jr. http://www.wbez.org/tags/jimmy-reed-jr Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Documentary and symposium shed light on life of Jimmy Reed http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-15/documentary-and-symposium-shed-light-life-jimmy-reed-82352 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Jimmy Reed Getty.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://www.jimmyandmaryreedfoundation.com" target="_blank">Jimmy Reed&rsquo;</a>s hits include &quot;Bright Lights,&quot; &quot;Big City&quot; and &quot;Big Boss Man.&quot; But like many artists of the '50s and '60s, Reed was a victim of copyright infringement &ndash; he didn&rsquo;t get much money for his work. Now his life and music are the subjects of a symposium and documentary.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.dom.edu/blues" target="_blank"><em>The Jimmy Reed Experience</em></a> is the work of filmmaker Steven Lattimore. WBEZ&rsquo;s Richard Steele recently talked with Lattimore and Jimmy Reed&rsquo;s son Jimmy Reed, Jr. Lattimore began by talking about Jr.&rsquo;s mother, also known as Mama Reed, who he says played a huge role in the elder Reed&rsquo;s career.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>The Jimmy Reed Experience</em> screens Tuesday night at Dominican University as part of a <a href="http://www.dom.edu/blues" target="_blank">symposium on Jimmy Reed&rsquo;s career</a>.<br /><strong><br />Songs heard in the story:</strong><br />&ldquo;Little Rain&rdquo;<br />&ldquo;Bright Lights, Big City&rdquo;<br />&ldquo;Big Boss Man&rdquo;<br />&ldquo;Take Out Some Insurance&rdquo;</p></p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:07:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-15/documentary-and-symposium-shed-light-life-jimmy-reed-82352