Jimmie Vaughan announces triple LP The Pleasure’s All Mine, collecting two of his albums

Combining Blues, Ballads And Favorites and More Blues, Ballads and Favorites.

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Jimmie Vaughan has announced a new triple LP collection, entitled The Pleasure’s All Mine.

The release collates two of Vaughan’s albums, Blues, Ballads And Favorites and More Blues, Ballads and Favorites, both of which features versions of his favourite songs and songs which influenced his playing.

Vaughan spoke of the genre-unifying goal of the album, saying: “When I talk about country and blues, they’re the same thing. Muddy Waters and Hank Williams, Webb Pierce and Jimmy Reed. When I was a kid, I didn’t understand the difference. Everybody was always asking me, ‘Why do you want to play blues? Why don’t you play country?’ But I would listen to the country guys and they would be doing a Jimmy Reed song. They’re playing the same lick. And Ray Charles, Little Milton, Guitar Junior, Lonnie Brooks, B.B. King – they all did country songs. Is Bob Wills country blues or jazz? And the answer is, it’s American music. I’m tired of trying to pigeonhole everything. I want to bring it together; it comes from the same place.”

The collection arrives on 30 October 2020, as both a three-disc vinyl and a two-CD edition. Preorder it here.

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