Jimmi Mayes played his drums behind blues giants Little Walter Jacobs, Jimmy Reed, Robert Junior Lockwood, Earl Hooker, Junior Wells, Pinetop Perkins, and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. He lived for a while with Motown sensation Martha Reeves and her family and traveled with the Shirelles and the Motown Review. Jimi Hendrix was one of Mayes's best friends, and they traveled together with Joey Dee and the Starliters in the mid-1960s.
Exclusive Management & Booking Mississippi Delta Blues, Inc.
Record Label is Mississippi Delta Records
Jimmi Mayes was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2016 and he received a Lifetime Achievement Honor from the Central MS Blues Society. He is a member of the Mississippi Artist Roster.
JIMM MAYES DISCOGRAPHY
2015 Still Carrying the Flame - Nearly 300yrs. of combined experience with the legends of the blues, these legendary sidemen take us on a journey from the Delta to present day. Traditional Blues at it's very best. Done by the guys who lived it, recorded it, and toured with it. Jimmi Mayes is on three tracts.
2012 All My Best – Jimmy Mayes, Wolf Records International, Wien, Austria.
2004 Messin’ with the Kid. Depo Records, Chicago
SPECIAL INTEREST RECORDINGS
Jimmi Mayes was the Drummer on the following Jimi’ Hendrix CDs
The Cry of Love – “My Friend”
First Rays of the New Rising Sun Part 1
First Rays of the New Rising Sun Part 2
Maree Sunrise – My Friend and Georgia Blue
People, Hell, and Angels
Let Me Move You
B.B.KING DAY at MVSU
REMEMBERING B.B. KING
B.B. King Day at MVSU 2017. Jimmi Mayes will be a panelist again along with other music legends, business professionals and journalist talking about the Chitlin Circuit. In the evening there will be a Pro Jam at the B.B. King Museum.
The Amazing Jimmi Mayes is available for Performances and Educational Workshops! Meet and hear a legend in the business talk about the BLUES!
JIMMI MAYES & jIMI HENDRIX
*Last living drummer to play with Jimi Hendrix
*Recorded with Jimi Hendrix and is heard on five of Hendrix' CDs
MY WHOLE LIFE IS A SHUFFLE
My Whole Life is a Shuffle (Coming in 2017) will be recorded at the B.B. King Studio located on the Mississippi Valley State University campus.
Dr. Alphonso Sanders, Jimmi Lee Jr. and Jimmi Mayes are picture working on the production details.
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The Amazing JIMMI MAYES
SIDEMAN TO THE STARS
University Press of Mississippi * Jackson
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