A Little Bit of Austin While Driving in Your Car
Allan M. Tepper | Philadelphia, PA | 02/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After a long wait, I finally was able to see Ms. Barton perform with Jimmy Vaughn's band during the Summer 2006 Bob Dylan minor baseball stadium tour. I had purchased this record on vinyl, but I had not listened to it in years. Coming back to it was a real treat. Her voice is strong and sassy. The record is loaded with Austin guitar players (including Denny Freeman who now plays with Dylan), and the players sound like a real band, not just a bunch of guys putting together a studio album. So, if you cannot make it to Austin, or if you are on your way there, play this record and feel the blues."
Lady Sings The Blues
Anthony S. Prowse | Melbourne, Australia | 04/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this one on vinyl when it first came out and have been listening to it regularly ever since. This is one fine blues album and a must for any serious blues collection. I was lucky enough to see Lou Ann at Antone's in Austin back in the early 90's and she "smoked". She had much the same band then as on this album; the great but unheralded Derek O'Brien on guitar, George Rains on drums and Reese Wynans on keys. The material on this album is top notch, covering swamp blues, soul, R&B and texas blues. This album is right up there with any, yes any, blues album released in the last 25 years; I kid you not. It is a real shame that Lou Ann didn't record a follow-up but there's still time as most of the participants are still alive and active, except the late, great Clifford Antone and the late, exceptionally great Doug Sahm. Lou Ann is now Jimmie Vaughan's main squeeze (well, she was a year or so ago) and sings in his ripper band; she deserves much more on all accounts!! Come on Lou Ann, give us another one just like the other one."
WOW! Wanda Jackson 25 years later!!
James Van Horn | Clinton, Arkansas | 05/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is just great, great stuff. Are you sure this isn't Wanda Jackson's illegitmate daughter? If you like blues and rockabilly it doesn't get any better than this in this day and age. If you don't like this CD--you just don't like music!"