Jimmie Vaughan :: Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites


Jimmie Vaughan heeft altijd in de schaduw gestaan van zijn jongere broer Stevie Ray. Onterecht. Want Jimmie bewees met The Fabulous Thunderbirds en op zijn soloplaten dat hij een van de smaakvolste en beste gitaristen aller tijden is. Dat bewijst hij opnieuw op de CD Jimmie Vaughan Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites. Hij heeft één nummer zelf geschreven en daarnaast put hij uit het repertoire van helden als Jimmy Reed, Guitar Junior, Johnny Ace, Doug Sahm en Willie Nelson. Die nummers zet hij geheel naar eigen hand. Wat deze geweldige CD helemaal tot een feest maakt, is de zang van Lou Ann Barton, behalve een ex van Steve Earle ook gezegend met een Janis Joplin-achtige strot.

The legendary Texan guitar-slinger returns with his first solo outing in nearly 9 years, a collection of mostly covers on which Jimmy and cohorts capture the authentic studio sound of the late 50s when most of the tracks were first cut. Recorded with local musicians in Austin, the album is self-produced. Lou Ann Barton guests on several tracks. Jimmie hand picked the covers originally made famous by the likes of Little Richard, Jimmy Reed, Roy Milton, Willie Nelson, Doug Sahm and more.

When Jimmie Vaughan says “I have the best job in the world,” he isn’t kidding. For more than four decades, the guitar-slinging Texan legend has been earning his living rockin’ the blues, and nothing makes the man happier. But now, Vaughan is even more excited about his gig than usual—for his newest release he’s consulted the vast blues encyclopedia that resides deep inside of his head and come up with a nearly all-covers set best described by its unambiguous title: Blues, Ballads & Favorites.
Self-produced and recorded in Vaughan’s hometown of Austin, the newest offering by the co-founder of the iconic, still-missed Fabulous Thunderbirds spotlights a wild array of tunes originally recorded by the likes of Roy Milton, Jimmy Reed, Roscoe Gordon and Little Richard, with a Willie Nelson favourite tossed in. No particular criteria were used in selecting the tracks to include; Vaughan simply narrowed down a long list of songs he liked and Blues, Ballads and Favorites was the ultimate result.
Recorded with a solid group of mostly local musicians, with longtime cohort Lou Ann Barton lending her vocals to a handful of tunes, Blues, Ballads & Favorites is Vaughan’s first new release in nearly nine years. “I got married and had twins, and a lot of things happened in between,” he says, but as soon as the music emits its mighty roar, it’s clear that nothing has dulled Jimmie Vaughan’s mastery of his axe or his powerful vocal delivery. “I’m just about to turn 59 years old and I’m having a good time,” he says. “I’ve got my second wind here.”

Touring NL
Bospop Festival – July 10, 2010 – Weert, Holland
Track list
1 The Pleasure’s All Mine
2 Come Love
3 I’m Leaving It Up To You
4 Comin’ & Goin’
5 Wheel Of Fortune
6 How Can You Be So Mean
7 Just A Little Bit
8 Lonely Weekends
9 I Miss You So
10 RM Blues
11 Roll, Roll, Roll
12 Send Me Some Lovin’
13 Why, Why, Why
14 (She’s Got The) Blues For Sale
15 Funny How Time Slips Away.



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