Jimmie Vaughan is an American legend. He’s spent almost 50 years playing his blues guitar, first with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, who hit big in the mid 80’s with songs like “Tuff Enuff,” “Wrap it Up” and ‘Powerful Stuff,” before teaming with his brother, Stevie Ray, right before his passing for the Vaughan Brothers album. Since then, he’s played with a who’s who of the blues world, while also releasing his own solo records.
All of that has culminated in The Jimmie Vaughan Story, coming soon from Last Music Company. The set includes 5 CD’s – covering everything Vaughan has done in a band and as a sideman, with a lot of the tracks previously unreleased. But, that’s just the beginning. The Deluxe Edition also features a vinyl LP of his Grammy-winning album Do You Get the Blues, two 45 singles, a full color magazine of Vaughan’s classic cars, along with the crown jewel of the set – a 240-page, hardcover book featuring a treasure trove of photos of Vaughan, his brother Stevie and family, as well as Vaughan’s musical compadres over the years, plus extensive interviews that help paint the most complete picture of a man who has never strayed from the blues.
Vaughan tells us about a lot of the unreleased material and where it came from, and how he helped form the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Plus, he talks about what led to his teaming with brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan, on their album Family Style.