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We do get the blues!,
This review is from: Do You Get the Blues? (Audio CD)
With this CD Jimmie Vaughan has perfected his organ trio/dirty blues sound and created one of the few albums that updates blues in a way which is worthwhile and not just an attempt to make a blues record that sells like a rock record (and in most cases sounds like one).
On the guitar, Vaughan's timing and subtle dynamics make him one of the few artists capable of pushing the genre forward in a way that doesn't stamp all over its history. His reliance on fingers>guitar>amp as his only guitar effect set him aside from a slew of blues guitarists desperate to be his late, great brother. His vocals, which started as 'acceptable' are becoming more intimate and seasoned with each outing and the addition of Lou-Ann Barton for a few songs renews a long standing musical partnership.
As ever Bill Willis and George Rains are impeccable, Bill manages to hold down the bass/organ role in the most solid way imaginable for even the ablest of multi-tasking septuagenarians. George Rains is as loose-limbed a time keeper as Fran Christina was in the T-birds, tossing aside effortless fills that most percussionists would make a meal of over practising.
In short, buy it. This is blues at its best without resurrecting Muddy et al. I don't gush over every record this way but this really is excellent so enjoy and look out for something new from Jimmie soon, its about that time again I think,