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 disc in 1979 followed four years 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’. It received minimal promotion 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 and Alison Krauss) and ‘She’s Tuff’, released as a single and performed on BBC-TV’s Old Grey Whistle Test.
7 Bonus tracks feature a selection of ‘live’ tracks from the albums ‘Different Tacos’ and ‘Tacos Deluxe’.
Booklet with authoritative and extensive liner notes written by respected ‘Record Collector’ journalist Michael Heatley.
Expertly remastered by Jon Astley (who has worked on recordings by the Who, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison and many others).