Reggie Young Essential Listening

Watch Reggie Young play and talk about his classic riffs, including Coral sitar on “Cry Like a Baby,” Billy Swan’s “I Can Help,” and his acoustic work on “In the Ghetto.”

Hear the song that launched Reggie Young’s music career. “Rockin’ Daddy” was recorded in 1956 with Young’s high school band, Eddie Bond & the Stompers.

This instrumental version of “Ebb Tide” showcases Reggie Young’s cascading licks in the forefront. It was recorded in 1964 when he was on tour with Bill Black’s Combo, who were opening for the Beatles.

This Jumpin’ Gene Simmons tune from 1969 showcases one of Reggie Young’s countless signature intro licks.

Perhaps Reggie Young’s most notable guitar work, this Dobie Gray classic showcases Young’s ability to cross over into R&B and soul.