From the recording Every Groove A Bluesman Needs To Know
Jimmy Reed Shuffle in A
A shuffle can be as varied as swinging 8th notes can with so many different ways and feels. It's so important for a bluesman to be able to shuffle. It seems much is dependant on the drummer for this to come off really greezy (that's like greasy but cooler). I get calls from players asking me if I know a good blues drummer, and the ones who can really shuffle are always working. I urge drummers to really pay attention here as well as groove #1 disc one. This groove is sometimes called a “Delta Shuffle”.