Texas Blues Guitar Legend Jimmie Vaughan Releases Lifetime’s Worth of Rare Music
'The Jimmie Vaughan Story' 96-track 5-CD epic showcases newly discovered recordings and more.
Four-time Grammy winner Jimmie Vaughan – elder brother of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan – is a blues guitar hero in his own right. In celebration of Jimmie’s incredible legacy and continuous evolution as a blues guitarist, Last Music will shortly be releasing The Jimmie Vaughan Story 5-CD box set.
A must-have for any fan, this encyclopedic collection traces Jimmie’s storied career from the mid-‘60s up to present, giving a rare and insightful perspective into the musical life of one of blues rock’s finest.
Showcasing Jimmie’s distinctive take on the blues these recordings comprise of rare and unreleased gems from the initial part of Jimmie’s career, including his early bands Storm and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Other choice finds have been carefully curated from recordings of Jimmie’s prolific collaborations with other blues guitar greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, and Billy F. Gibbons.
Partnered with this bountiful Texas blues bonanza is a book containing never-before-seen Vaughan family photos of Jimmie, Stevie and their parents, plus images from throughout Jimmie Vaughan’s entire career. Also forming part of this comprehensive package is Jimmie’s life story in his own words, and a variety of reading tidbits such as his very first interview from 1978 and an essay by journalist and producer Bill Bentley.
For collectors and completists, a Deluxe version of The Jimmie Vaughan Story containing a rare vinyl set and special edition publication is available exclusively from Jimmy Vaughan’s website (opens in new tab) where you can also find information on his forthcoming tour.
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