Live At C-Boy’s
Jimmie Vaughan makes his home in Austin, Tx. When he is not on the road with his “Tilt A Whirl” band he likes nothing more than to moonlight at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul club.
On Wednesday nights Vaughan teams up with B-3 player Mike Flanigin and drummer Frosty Smith. Sometimes Flanigin is the leader and the trio goes by the name The Mike Flanigin Trio; when Flanigin picks their songs they play as a jazz organ trio. On other nights they call themselves The Jimmie Vaughan Trio and their song selection is chosen by Vaughan. On these nights they are more a rhythm and blues based trio; as was the case on the night this set was recorded. In either case Flanigin’s organ is prominent.
The set opens with “You Can’t Sit Down”. The best known version of this song was recorded in 1960 by guitarist Phil Upchurch and his Combo. Vaughan’s guitar on this instrumental is fabulous as is Flanigin on the B-3. Smith takes a wicked drum solo.
“Hey! Baby” was co-written and recorded by Bruce Channel in 1961. The harmonica on the original was played by Delbert McClinton. It is still an infectious vocal as reprised by the trio. Smith’s drumming gives the song a calypso or cha-cha beat.
Lennon and McCartney’s “Can’t Buy Me Love” was a hit for the Beatles in 1964. The trio pays tribute to the fab four with this jazzed up instrumental.
“St. James Infirmary” a.k.a. “Gambler’s Blues” was recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1928. This classic’s origins may even be older than that. Once again Flanigin’s organ is fabulous. Vaughan’s guitar is perfect.
“Come On Rock Little Girl” was written by Sonny Thompson, an R n’ B bandleader in the 40’s and 50’s, and Otis Smothers a.k.a. “Big Smokey”.
“Dirty Work At The Crossroads” is sung by Vaughan. It is credited to Don Robey, owner of the Duke/Peacock Record labels, a.k.a. Deadric Malone. The song was first recorded by Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown sometime btw 1947 and 1953.
“Frame For The Blues” was written by Slide Hampton. This version was recorded by organist Jimmy McGriff in 1963. The closer “Cleo’s Mood” was written and recorded by Jr. Walker and The All Stars in 1962.
Throughout the recording Vaughan’s understated guitar is simple but elegant. This too short thirty-six minute set is great for a late night. Guaranteed you will play this over and over again.