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Jimmy Reed Is The King Of Rock n'Roll

from 11 From Kevin: Songs Of Kevin Gordon by Julie Christensen

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Jimmy Reed is the King of Rock n’Roll
(©Kevin Gordon, Little Rain Music BMI)


Dark sunglasses, sharkskin suit, standing in the

Broken glass of East Dubuque

On a Sunday morning

On a Sunday morning



You ramble and you tamble, it’s a rotgut town

Lose your mind til it can’t be found

Now your head is burning 
And your heart is yearning


Jimmy Reed is the king of rock n’roll

Jimmy Reed is the king of rock n’roll



Down to Ottumwa, layin’ up in that room

Light bulb flickin’ its tongue at you

And the hours passing

And the hours passing


Jimmy Reed is the king of rock n’roll

Jimmy Reed is the king of rock n’roll



Dark sunglasses , sharkskin suit, standing in the

Broken glass of East Dubuque

On a Sunday morning



On a Sunday morning

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from 11 From Kevin: Songs Of Kevin Gordon, released January 21, 2022

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Julie Christensen Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Julie Christensen’s story is woven into decades of Roots Music. A veteran of Leonard Cohen’s bands, she co-fronts post- punk rockers Divine Horsemen, which rebooted to release new work in 2021.
In lockdown in 2020, she decided someone should record an entire collection of Kevin Gordon songs. The result, 11 From Kevin, will be released early 2022 on WireBird Records.
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