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Jimmie Vaughan

When it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights to make sure the music stays true to its powerful source. The sound of pleasure and pain that first sparked musicians to create such a sound is a force that can never be underestimated. The mojo has to be there. For Jimmie Vaughan, he's dedicated his life to making sure the blues not only stays alive, but remains full of life and an inspiration to all who listen. It's a spirit he holds close to him, and for over 50 years of holding the blues close inside him, Vaughan isn't about to stop now. Jimmie Vaughan's new album, BABY, PLEASE COME HOME, is a rolling and righteous celebration of everything the blues can be

Texas Blues

Label: Catfish Records (UK)
Released: 2001
Track listing: Disc One: Little Hat Jones: Rolled From Side to Side/ Two String Blues/ Texas Alexander: Double Crossing Blues/ Johnny Behren's Blues/ Blind Lemon Jefferson: Rambler's Blues/ Dry Southern Blues/ Hattie Burleson: Jim Nappy/ Oscar Woods: Don't Sell It-Don't Give It Away/ Black Ace: Triflin' Woman/ Henry Thomas: Texas Worried Blues/ Old Country Stomp/ Ramblin' Thomas: Back Gnawing Blues/ Jesse Thomas: Down In Texas Blues/ Coley Jones & the Dallas String Band: Dallas Rag/ Sugar Blues/ Frenchies String Band: Texas and Pacific Blues/ "Funny Paper" Smith: Seven Sisters Blues, Part One & Two/ Jake Jones & the Gold Front Boys: Monkeyin' Around/ Willie Reed: Texas Blues/ Dreaming Blues/ Bernice Edwards: Jack of All Trades/ Jack Ranger: Window Blues. Disc Two: Smith Casey: Santa Fe Blues/ West Texas Blues/ Whistlin' Alex Moore: West Texas Woman/ Heart Wrecked Blues/ Blind Norris: Sundown Blues/ The Katy Blues/ Biliken Johnson: Sunbeam Blues/ Interurban Blues/ Dallas Jamboree Jug Band: Elm Street Woman Blues/ Flying Crow Blues/ Texas Bill Day: Good Mornin' Blues/ Goin' Back to My Baby/ Gene Campbell: Wandering Blues/ Robbin' & Stealin' Blues/ Teddy Moss: Texas Dream Blues/ Ocean Wave Blues/ Black Ivory King: Matchbox Blues/ The Flying Crow/ Eddie and Oscar: Nok-Em-All/ Black Boy Shine: Bad Luck Town Blues/ Gamblin' Jinx Blues/ Robert Cooper: West Dallas Drag, No. 1/ Joe Pullum: Black Gal, What Makes Your Head So Hard?


Various: Texas Blues

Read "Texas Blues" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Commonly regaled as a definitively American musical form, the blues are in fact a living amalgam of social, cultural and artistic antecedents both indigenous and otherwise. African-derived rhythms and folklore intersected with traditions extrapolated from European, Latin and Polynesian sources--with everything falling into the simmering melting pot that describes the music. Distinct styles were the product ...


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