786.9092: Mayes, Jimmi with V.C. Speek. The Amazing Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 2014. 166 pp. ISBN 978-1-61703-916-4.
- 700: Fine Arts and Recreation
- 780: Music
- 786: Keyboard, mechanical, electrophonic, and percussion instruments
- 786.9: Drums and devices used for percussive effects
- +092: Biography
Jimmi Mayes is one of those great touring and studio musicians that no one has heard of. He doesn’t even have a Wikipedia article. But in 1960, at the age of 18, he was taken on the road to play with almost all of the great blues and soul artists of America. You can hear his work on the tracks of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, James Brown, Martha Reeves, The Flamingos, Little Richard, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and even Jimi Hendrix. While his heyday was in the 60s and 70s, he still tours occasionally and helps new people find the blues music he hold so dear.