- Girl's Go Wild

Girl's Go Wild

Girl's Go Wild

The band was put together by guitarist Jimmie Vaughan (brother of Stevie Ray) and singer/harmonica player Kim Wilson. This debut album from 1979 followed four years solid gigging as the house band for Antone’s nightclub in Austin, Texas backing Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, BB King and Albert King.

Originally released on manager/producer Denny Bruce’s Takoma label and recorded at Sumet-Bernet Sound Studios in Dallas, it comprised six originals and five covers.

Cub Koda described it in the original ‘AllMusic Guide to Rock’ as ‘One of the few white blues albums that works’. Although it received minimal promotion back in its day, but would later be acknowledged as a classic.

Highlights include a cover of Li’l Millet and the Creoles’ ‘Rich Woman’ (since cut by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss) and ‘She’s Tuff’, released as a single and performed on BBC TV’s Old Grey Whistle Test.

10 Bonus tracks include studio out-takes and ‘live’ tracks from an Austin club gig in the late Seventies and the band’s first UK tour in 1980.

Booklet with authoritative and extensive liner notes written by respected ‘Record Collector’/ ‘Guitar & Bass’ journalist Michael Heatley.

Expertly remastered by Jon Astley (who has worked on recordings by the Who, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison and many others).

Tracklist

01. Wait On Time
02. Scratch My Back
03. Rich Woman
04. Full Time Lover
05. Pocket Rocket
06. She’s Tuff
07. Marked Deck
08. Walkin’ To My Baby
09. Rock With Me
10. C-Boy’s Blues
11. Let Me In

Originally released as (Germany) Takoma Records / Chrysalis 202639, P 1979

Bonus Tracks
12. Look Whatcha Done
13. Please Don’t Lie To Me
14. Things I Forgot To Do
15. Scratch My Back (Live)
16. She’s Tough (Live)
17. Full Time Lover (Live)
18. Feelin’ Good (Live) ‘Field recording’ from the U.K. tour with Rockpile Jan-Feb, 1980
19. Wait On Time (Live) ‘Field recording’ from the U.K. tour with Rockpile Jan-Feb, 1980
20. Pocket Rocket (Live) ‘Field recording’ at the University of Exeter, U.K. Jan 28, 1980
21. Wait On Time (Live) ‘Live’ recording from Bayou, Washington, D.C. (First European release)

Tracks 12 - 20 originally released on the album ‘Different Tacos’ (USA) CTM-1006 Country Town Music, p.1996

Release Information

  • Catalogue Number: REPUK 1194
  • Format: CD (Digipak)

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