Eddie Taylor and Jimmy Reed, backstage at Antone’s in 1976. Jimmy Reed had just played a week-long engagement at Antone’s. Those nights and the music were delirious, magical, transcendant. Six weeks later Jimmy Reed was dead in Oakland at age 51. I still love this photo, the warmth and ease together of the two blues musicians. Years later at the Austin Sun show at South Pop and with all the music Bill Bentley and I had seen together in those early years these were the nights we remembered.