Francine Reed

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Francine Reed
Origin Pembroke Township, Illinois, United States
Genres Blues, jazz
Associated acts Lyle Lovett
Website Official website

Francine Reed (born July 11, 1947, Pembroke Township, Illinois, United States) is an American blues singer, solo artist, and regular singing partner of Lyle Lovett since the 1980s and member of Lovett's Large Band. Reed has also recorded duets with Willie Nelson and Delbert McClinton and others.

Biography[edit]

Reed sang at church services in her youth and her music was inspired and influenced by her gospel-singing father. She is the sister of jazz singer Margo Reed who died in April 2015 at the age of 73.[1]

In Phoenix, Arizona, Francine Reed appeared with Miles Davis, Stanley Jordan, Smokey Robinson, Etta James, and The Crusaders. In 1985, she began recording and touring with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. Reed has also appeared on recordings by Delbert McClinton, Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison. After she relocated to Georgia in the 1990s, she released her first solo album, I Want You to Love Me. Reed has received the W. C. Handy Artist of the Year and Song of the Year nominations. (The W. C. Handy awards were renamed the Blues Music Awards in 2006). Reed was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 1997.

Reed is perhaps best known for her performances of the classic blues song "Wild Women (Don't Get the Blues)," written in 1924 by Ida Cox. A recording of this song appears on Reed's albums, I Want You to Love Me, I Got a Right!...to Some of My Best, and Blues Collection; as well as on Ichiban Records Wild Women Do Get the Blues and Lyle Lovett's Live in Texas.

Reed's distinctive voice can be heard on a television advertisement for Senokot laxative ("I Feel Good"), and in a scene from the film, The Firm (1993).[2]

In the mid-1990s she moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she is still based today. She frequently performs at Blind Willie's in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.[3]

Partial discography[edit]

Artist Title (format) Label Cat# Country Release Date
Francine Reed "Take Some Time For Love" / "Tear Down These Walls" (7") Wild Sky Records 6019 1990
I Want You To Love Me (CD, Album) Ichiban International D2-24851-2 1995
Can't Make it On My Own (CD) Ichiban International D2-24886-2 1996
Wild Women Do Get the Blues (Cassette, CD) Ichiban Records 1190 1996
"Been There, Done That" (7", Single) Ichiban Records 97-437 1997
Shades of Blue (CD, Comp) Platinum Entertainment 15095-9595-2 1999
Here Comes Frani Claus (CD, EP) CMO Records CMO11032 2000
I Got a Right!...To Some of My Best (CD) CMO Productions/Tree Sound Studio CMO 1010 2001
Francine Reed (CD, Album) Ichiban Blues ICH-01011 2002
American Roots: Blues (CD) Ichiban Records 1011 2002
Surrender (CD) Jez Graham/Stephen Kalinich 2011
Francine Reed Live at Eddie's Attic (CD) Francine Reed 2012
Wild Hearted Woman (CD, MP3)) Fervor Records FVRCD06214 2015
Francine Reed and Fever (28) "Wild Women Don't Get the Blues" / "When The Eagle Flies" (7", Single) The Old Bombay Bicycle Club 44570 Unknown
Francine Reed with Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett ( LP, Album, Club) MCA Records MCA-5748 US 1986
Lyle Lovett ( LP, Album) Curb Records CUR 7504-2 Germany, Australia, Switzerland 1986
Lyle Lovett ( CD, Album) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAD-5478 US 1986
Lyle Lovett ( CD, Album) Curb Records 471794 Austria 1986
Lyle Lovett ( CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, Curb Records MCABD-31307 Canada 1986
Lyle Lovett ( Cass, Album) MCA Records, Curb Records MCFC-3361 UK 1986
Lyle Lovett ( Cass, Album, Dol) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAC-5748 US 1986
Lyle Lovett ( LP, Album) MCA Records MCF 3361 UK 1986
Lyle Lovett (LP, Album) MCA Records, Curb Records MCA-5748 Canada 1986
Lyle Lovett (LP, Album) Vogue 540144 France 1986
Lyle Lovett (CD, Album) Curb Records 471794 2 Australia unknown
Lyle Lovett (LP, CD, Album) Curb Records, MCA Records DMCF 3361, MCA 5748 UK 1998
Lyle Lovett (CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAD-31307 US unknown
Lyle Lovett (CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAD-31307, MCABD-31307 Canada unknown
Lyle Lovett CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCLD 19134 UK unknown
Pontiac (LP, Album, CD, Club) Curb Records MCA-42028 US 1987
Pontiac (Vinyl, LP, Album) Curb Records, Ariola 209 497 Germany 1988
Pontiac (LP, Album) Curb Records RPM 1246 South Africa 1987
Pontiac (CD, Album, Club) Curb Records, MCA Records MCAD-42028 US 1987
Pontiac (Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Curb Records, MCA Records MCAMC 42028, MCAMC-42028 Canada unknown
Pontiac (CD, Album) Curb Records 471795 2 Australia 1987
Pontiac (CD, Album) Curb Records, RCA ZD 71691 Germany 1987
Pontiac (CD, Album) MCA Records, Curb Records DMCF 3389 UK 1987
Pontiac (Cass, Album) MCA Records MCFC 3389 UK 1987
Pontiac (Cass, Album) Curb Records, MCA Records MCAC-42028 US 1987
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (Vinyl, LP, Album) MCA Records MCG 6037 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (CD, Album, Club) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAD-42263 US 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (Cassette, Album, Dol) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAC-42263 Canada 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (CD, Album) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAWD-42263 Canada 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (Cassette, Album) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAC-42263 US 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (LP, Album, Club, Vinyl) MCA Records, Curb Records MCA-42263 US 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (Vinyl, LP, Album) MCA Records, Curb Records MCA-42263 Canada 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (LP, Album) Curb Records ZL-71998 Germany 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band ( LP) Sonet, Curb Records SLP-3145, SLP-3145 Europe 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band ( LP, Album) RCA Victor, Curb Records MCA 42263, VPL1 6808 Australia 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (Cass, Album) MCA Records, Curb Records MCGC-6037 UK 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (CD, Album) Sonet, Curb Records SLPCD-3145 Europe 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (LP, Album,Vinyl) Curb Records 209 660 Germany 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (CD, Album) Curb Records ZD71998 Germany 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (CD, Album) Curb Records 471796 2 Australia 1989
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (Vinyl, LP, Album) Curb Records D1-79004 US 2015
Joshua Judges Ruth (Vinyl, LP, Album) Curb Records MCA-10475 US 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth (CD, Album) Curb Records, Curb Records 471531 2, 01-471531-10 Australia 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth (CD, Album) Curb Records 471531 2 Australia 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth (CD, Album) Edel, Curb Records CUR 7508-2 Germany, Australia, Switzerland 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth (CD, Album) Curb Records, MCA Records MCAD-10475 Canada 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth (CD, Album, Club) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAD-10475 US 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth (CD, Album) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAD-10475 UK 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth (CD, Album, Multichannel)) High Definition Surround, Curb Records, MCA Records 71021-54430-2-7 US 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth (CD, Album, Promo) Curb Records ALCB-565 Japan 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth (Cass, Album, Dol) Curb Records, Mushroom 471531 4 Australia 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth (Cass, Album, Club, Dol) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAC-10475 US 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth ( LP, Album) MCA Records, Curb Records MCA-10475 UK 1992
Joshua Judges Ruth (CD, Album, RE) Curb Records D2-79001 US, Canada 2014
Joshua Judges Ruth (CD, Album, Club) MCA Records, Curb Records MCAD-10475 US unknown
Live in Texas (CD, Album) Curb Records CURCD 078 1999
Live in Texas (CD, Album) Curb Records 4 84640 Germany 1999
Live in Texas (CD, Album) MCA Records MCAD-11964 US 1999
Live in Texas (CD, Album) MCA Records MCAD-11964 UK 1999
Smile - Songs from The Movies (CD, Compilation) Curb Records MCA 088113 184 2 US, Canada 2003
It's Not Big It's Large (Deluxe Edition) (CD, Album, DVD-Video, Region) Hump Head Records HUMP 048 US 2007
It's Not Big It's Large (CD,Album) Curb Records, Lost Highway B0008966-02 US 2007
Francine Reed with Delbert McClinton Never Been Rocked Enough (CD, Album) Curb Records D2-77521 1992
Francine Reed with Roy Orbison King of Hearts (Cassette, Album) Virgin Records V4-86520 1992
Francine Reed with Willie Nelson Milk Cow Blues (CD, Album) Island Records 314 542 517-2 2000
Songs (CD, Compilation) Lost Highway, Hip-O Records, UTV Records B0002300-02 2005

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TV and Film[edit]

Artist Name Song Title Show Title Episode Production Program Air Date
Francine Reed "You've Got to Change" Ghost Wars 107 SyFy TV 11-16-2017
Almost Friends -- Gravitas Ventures/Orion Pictures Film 11-17-2017
Graves 106 EPIX TV 11-20-2017
Good Lovin' Woman Chicago Fire 414 NBC TV 2-9-2016
"It Won't Be Me" The Disaster Artist -- New Line Cinema Film 3-12-2017

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phoenix jazz legend Margo Reed dies at 73". Azcentral.com. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Skelly, Richard. "Biography: Francine Reed". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  3. ^ ""Who is Francine Reed?", Francine Reed official website". Francinereed.net. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "Francine Reed". Discogs.com. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Music by Francine Reed". Tunefind. Retrieved 2017-11-27. 

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