Do You Get the Blues?

Do You Get the Blues?

by Jimmie Vaughan



As if cosmically counterbalancing all the fired-up energy Stevie Ray Vaughan pumped into his guitar, older brother Jimmie Vaughan’s playing is the essence of easy livin’ on Do You Get the Blues. But that doesn’t mean the set lacks passion. On the contrary, Vaughan pours a lot into a minimum of notes. On the fast-driving “Let Me In” his solo is raw and lean against the churning rhythm section of Jose Galeano’s percussion and George Rains’s drums. “Don’t Let the Sun Set” is jazzy in a George Benson way without sounding slick, and “Without You” is a low-key, sexy come-on to rekindle a relationship rather than a lament about losing love. Vaughan comes out of the Texas blues of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, and his playing reflects the subtle but not contrived style of players like Johnny Guitar Watson and Freddy King. In fact Vaughan’s B-3 organ player, Bill Willis, was a session player during that era for King Records. His light-fingered fills are tasty, while his sustained chords on the instrumental “Dirty Girl” have the meaty feel of Bill Doggett. To complement his sizzling slide guitar on “The Deep End” Vaughan brought in harp player James Cotton, but the really important studio guest is vocalist Lou Ann Barton, a singular Texas R&B singer who has been away from the recording medium for far too long. Her baby-doll belting is featured on Watson’s “In the Middle of the Night” (along with Stevie Ray’s Double Trouble rhythm section of Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton); she growls and shouts on “Power of Love,” and sings backup on “Out of the Shadows.” Do You Get the Blues is the third solo release for Vaughan, whose name became familiar to blues fans through the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and it’s his most honest and solid recording to date.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2001
Label: Indieblue Music
UPC: 0699675109127
catalogNumber: 51091

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmie Vaughan   Primary Artist,Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Slide Guitar
James Cotton   Harmonica
Lou Ann Barton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Roscoe Beck   Bass
Chris Layton   Drums
Greg Piccolo   Tenor Saxophone
George Rains   Bongos,Drums
Tommy Shannon   Bass,Electric Bass
Bill Willis   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Billy Horton   Double Bass,Upright Bass
Herman Green   Flute
Rayvon Foster   Background Vocals
Jose Galeano   Percussion

Technical Credits

Charlie Sexton   Producer
John Hampton   Engineer
Andy Taub   Engineer
Jared Tuten   Engineer
Jimmie Vaughan   Producer,Audio Production
Tom Oatley   Guitar Techician

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