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Jimmie Vaughan/Fabulous Thunderbirds
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:38:00 PM »
Jimmie Vaughan is an American blues rock guitarist and singer based in Austin Texas. He is the older brother of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was born March 20, 1951, now age 66 he is still currently active and began his career in 1964.

In 1974 Jimmie formed The Fabulous Thunderbirds, after performing for several years in the Austin, Texas area, they secured a record contract and released their first two albums in 1979 and 1980 with Kim Wilson's lead vocals and harp, Jimmie on guitar, Keith Ferguson on bass, and Mike Buck on drums, the second album featured Fran Christina on drums. Both albums are now highly regarded after not being a particularly rewarding commercial success. The bands third album Butt Rockin was released in 1981. The band opened for The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton and were well regarded by their peers, but the bands records did not sell well. Chrysalis records dropped the band after their fourth album release T Bird Rhythm (1982). This left the band without a recording contract for four years, the band continued to play live shows during this time and Keith Ferguson left and was replaced by Preston Hubbard. The band was heavily featured during this time on Carlos Santana's Havana moon album (1983).

In 1985 the band signed with Epic records and the single Tuff Enuff was released, the album of the same name released in 1986 went platinum. The next two albums Hot Number and Powerful Stuff were the last two albums to feature Jimmie Vaughan, he left the band to play in a duo with his brother Stevie Ray Vaughan, and following Stevie's death in 1990 Jimmie pursued a full time solo career.

The only album the duo of Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan made was Family Style, but prior to the albums release in 1990, Stevie Ray died tragically in a helicopter accident. Jimmie released his first solo album Strange Pleasure in 1994, the album contained the song Six Strings Down dedicated to his brother. He has continued his solo career since as well as some notable performances including a guest appearance on Bo Diddley's 1996 album A Man Amongst Men, he also played with Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Hubert Sumlin and others during the 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Powerful Stuff:
Tuff Enuff: Live at Capital Theatre NJ 1986
Full Time Lover Live Capital Theatre NJ 1986:

Jimmie Vaughan
The Pleasure's All Mine:
Six Strings Down:
Dirty Girl:
Don't Cha Know:

Can't Say No- Live Austin, TX 1998

The Vaughan Brothers
Hard To Be:
Telephone Song:
White Boots:

Live 1990 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
In The Open:

Champion of the Queensryche Board Wars :)

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Re: Jimmie Vaughan/Fabulous Thunderbirds
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 03:22:17 PM »
Love that Vaughan Brothers album with Stevie Ray and Jimmie. Still play that one from time to time, great album.