[lang_fr]Jimmie Vaughan : Biographie[/lang_fr][lang_en]Jimmie Vaughan : Biography[/lang_en]

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Le style de Jimmie Vaughan à été influencé par Freddie King qui lui a donné des conseils personnels. Mais il a aussi été influencé par deux autres guitaristes de blues, Albert King et B. B. King. Johnny « Guitar » Watson était aussi une de ses influences principales (Jimmy raconta que lui et Stevie ont étudiés Johnny « Guitar » Watson plus que n’importe quel autre guitariste).

Jimmie Vaughan a fait partie du groupe The Fabulous Thunderbirds en compagnie de Kim Wilson.



Jimmie Lawrence Vaughan (born on March 20, 1951 in Dallas, Texas) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is the older brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan.




avec les Fabulous Thunderbirds

1979 : The Fabulous Thunderbirds
1980 : What’s the Word
1981 : Butt Rockin’
1982 : T-Bird Rhythm
1986 : Tuff Enuff
1987 : Out of the blue
1989 : Powerful Stuff

les Vaughan Brothers

1990 : Family Style

Carrière solo

1994 : Strange Pleasure
1998 : Out There
2001 : Do You Get the Blues?

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Jimmie Vaughan’s style was influenced by Freddie King who gave him personal advice. Also two other blues guitarists, Albert King and B. B. King, were important influences. Johnny « Guitar » Watson was another important early influence (Jimmie says that he and his younger brother Stevie Ray Vaughan studied Johnny « Guitar » Watson more than any other single guitarist).

In the late 1960s, Jimmie Vaughan and Paul Ray were playing at an East Austin club, when future blues legend and Austin, Texas native W. C. Clark sat in on bass guitar with the younger Austin locals. Clark was at the time on tour as a member of the R&B Joe Tex band. After the session playing with Vaughan and Ray, Clark changed his mind about Austin blues having died, and two weeks later he left Joe Tex and moved back to Austin, where he then went on to develop his reputation as the « Godfather of Austin Blues. »

In the 1970s Clark formed several Austin bands with various names, which included as members Jimmie Vaughan, Jimmie’s brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton and Angela Strehli.

Jimmie Vaughan developed his own personal style that is easily recognized. He formed the band The Fabulous Thunderbirds with singer and harpist Kim Wilson, bassist Keith Fergusson, and drummer Mike Buck. (The initial Fabulous Thunderbirds members were all proteges of Austin, Texas blues club owner, Clifford Antone.) The band’s first four albums, released between 1979 and 1983, are ranked among the most important ‘white blues’ recordings. These early albums did not sell well, so the band was left out without a recording contract for a couple of years (during the times when Jimmie’s younger brother achieved popular success).

The Fabulous Thunderbirds got a new contract in 1986 and made several albums that featured more commercial pop-music sound and production styles. Jimmie left the band in 1989 and made a « duo album » called Family Style with his younger brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Before the album was released, Stevie died in a helicopter crash in Wisconsin on August 27, 1990.
The album was released a few days after the tragic accident (the listed artist on the album was « Vaughan Brothers »). The album was light blues-influenced rock with Jimmie singing on several tracks.

Vaughan released his first solo album Strange Pleasure in 1994. The album contained a song « Six Strings Down » that was dedicated to the memory of his brother. He has continued his solo career since then. Vaughan’s solo albums contain mostly blues-rock material that he writes himself.

In 2001, Vaughan paid an installment on his (and the Fabulous Thunderbirds’) huge debt to harmonica swamp blues when he contributed guitar to the Lazy Lester album Blues Stop Knockin’.
Since 1997 Fender has produced a Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster.
For Bob Dylan’s summer 2007 tour, Vaughan is the opening act for most of the dates.



1990 Contemporary Blues Recording: Family Style with Stevie Ray Vaughan
1990 Rock Instrumental Performance: « D/FW » with Stevie Ray Vaughan
1996 Rock Instrumental Performance: « SRV Shuffle » with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, and Art Neville
2001 Traditional Blues Album: Do You Get the Blues?


With Fabulous Thunderbirds

The Fabulous Thunderbirds (1979)
What’s the Word (1980)
Butt Rockin’ (1981)
T-Bird Rhythm (1982)
Tuff Enuff (1986)
Hot Number (1987)
Powerful Stuff (1989)

Vaughan Brothers

Family Style (1990)

Solo career

Strange Pleasure (1994)
Out There (1998)
Do You Get the Blues? (2001)
On The Jimmy Reed Highway (2007) with Omar Kent Dykes

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