JIMMI VAUGHAN ‘Baby, Please Come Home’ – CD


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Texas guitar slinger Jimmie Vaughan has long been known as one of the true masters of the blues. His new solo album Baby Please Come Home finds him in top form. Vaughan honed his clean, note-driven guitar style with the Fabulous Thunderbirds in the ‘80s and together with his brother Stevie Ray, Robert Cray, and very few others, brought a resurgence of blues to FM radio at the time.

Baby Please Come Home is a rolling righteous celebration of everything the blues can be, and was mostly tracked at the Fire Station studio in San Marcos, Texas. It features many of Vaughan’s regular collaborators. These are songs from artists that have inspired Vaughan form his earliest days of recording as a teenager in Dallas, Texas. As always, the sound is based in the 1950s styles that Vaughan has so successfully made his own, but the material picked for this release spans so many different songwriters that the album stays fresh from end to end. The artists covered are Lloyd Price, Jimmy Donley, Lefty Frizzell, Richard Berry, Chuck Willis, Bill Doggett, T-Bone Walker, Etta James, Fats Domino, Gatemouth Brown, and Jimmy Reed.

What comes through sounds like just what Vaughan intended – a group of skilled players doing what they love. All extraneous matter has been effectively distilled and dismissed – this is tight, in-the-pocket playing, honoring the song, and letting the pure joy of the music flow effortlessly.