Jimmy Reed was a blues guitarist, songwriter, and harmonica player in the 40’s and 50’s. He was a part of the ‘great migration,’ moving from Mississippi to Chicago, along with many other known musicians. Reed is primarily known as a “major player of electric blues.” This was the act of amplifying the previously acoustic guitars, which created a whole new sound for the blues. Reed’s influence spreads far and wide in the music industry. He impacted such artists as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Elvis, and the Rolling Stones who have “cited Reed as a major influence on their sound.” After his death,, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1991.