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A.C. Reed

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: May 9, 1926 | Died: February 24, 2004    

A.C. Reed

A.C. Reed was the blues world's ultimate triple-threat. His soulfully elegant tenor sax playing supported artists like Albert Collins, the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton. As a singer, A.C.'s gritty, straight-from-the-heart vocals were showcased on a variety of small label singles, as well as on his acclaimed four albums. As a gifted songwriter with a penchant for wryly humorous lyrics, his tunes were recorded by such artists as Magic Slim, Charlie Musselwhite and Eddie Shaw.

Born Aaron Corthen in Wardell, Missouri in 1926, A.C. was immediately attracted to music. “I've been around music all my life,” he said. “I had one brother who made himself a bass out of a wash tub, and another brother who played the piano.”...
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