Jimmie Vaughan – The Pleasure’s All Mine: The Complete Blues, Ballads and Favorites Sessions (2020)

Posted by Green on October 29, 2020as

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After the success of last year’s Baby Please Come Home Jimmie’s new label decided to re-release two earlier albums in the same style. 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Plays Blues, Ballads and Favorites (CD1), the sequel Plays More Blues, Ballads and Favorites (CD2) coming a year later, but both albums are out of print and difficult to find, so this double CD package is most welcome. The personnel across the two discs is fairly consistent: the rhythm section throughout is George Rains on drums and Ronnie James on bass, Billy Pitman adds rhythm guitar to several tracks; Greg Piccolo is on tenor sax throughout, supported by Kaz Kazanoff on baritone and Ephrahim Owens on trumpet on CD1, Doug James taking over on baritone on CD2. Long-time keyboard player Bill Willis passed away before the first album was released but is heard on B3 on a few tracks and handles vocals on one song; there are no keyboards at all on CD2. Jimmie is on lead guitar and vocals throughout, Lou Ann Barton adding vocals to six cuts on CD1 and four on CD2.

1. The Pleasure’s All Mine (3:44)
2. Come Love (3:17)
3. I’m Leavin’ It Up to You (3:08)
4. Comin and Goin’ (2:55)
5. Wheel of Fortune (4:04)
6. How Can You Be so Mean (2:55)
7. Just a Little Bit (3:06)
8. Lonely Weekends (2:38)
9. I Miss You So (2:50)
10. Rm Blues (3:55)
11. Roll, Roll, Roll (2:53)
12. Send Me Some Lovin’ (2:56)
13. Why, Why, Why (4:31)
14. She’s Got the Blues for Sale (2:40)
15. Funny How Time Slips Away (5:34)

1. I Ain’t Never (3:05)
2. No Use Knocking (3:28)
3. Teardrop Blues (4:48)
4. I Hang My Head and Cry (3:42)
5. It’s Been a Long Time (3:34)
6. Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (2:46)
7. What Makes You so Tough (3:39)
8. Greenbacks (2:12)
9. I’m in the Mood for You (2:22)
10. I Ain’t Gonna Do It No More (3:50)
11. Cried Like a Baby (3:55)
12. Oh Oh Oh (4:00)
13. I’m Gonna Love You (2:49)
14. The Rains Came (2:53)
15. Bad Bad Whiskey (2:34)
16. Shake a Hand (4:24)

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