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Texas Blues Guitar Legend Jimmie Vaughan Releases Lifetime’s Worth of Rare Music

Jimmie Vaughan arrives at the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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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.

The Jimmie Vaughan Story cover artwork

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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.

Jimmy Vaughan poses in front of a photo of his brother Stevie Ray at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi on June 29, 2016 in Cleveland, Mississippi.

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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.

Sue Foley (L) and Jimmie Vaughan perform in concert during the Jungle Show at Antone's on December 28, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

Sue Foley and Jimmie Vaughan, Austin, TX, 2019 (Image credit: Gary Miller/Getty Images)

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 where you can also find information on his forthcoming tour.

Rod Brakes is a music writer with an expertise in all things guitar-related. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a journalist covering artists, industry pros, and gear includes writing hundreds of articles and features for the likes of Guitarist magazine, MusicRadar, and Guitar Player, as well as contributions for specialist books and blogs. He is also a lifelong musician.