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Double Trouble: Been a Long Time

Longtime rhythm tandem for the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon (collectively known as Double Trouble) showcase their songwriting talents with an all-star cast of blues-rockers on Been a Long Time. While only two of the tunes here actually fall into a blues bag-Jimmie Vaughan and Lou Ann Barton’s faithful and particularly nasty reading of Johnny Guitar Watson’s “In the Middle of the Night” and Doyle Bramhall II’s heavy-duty, Hendrixian rendition of Muddy Waters’ “She’s Alright”-there are lots of rockin’ good highlights along the way, including Susan Tedeschi’s letter-perfect reading of Robert Plant’s signature screech on Led Zeppelin’s classic “Rock and Roll,” Charlie Sexton’s haunting vocals on “Turn Toward the Mirror,” Jonny Lang’s raucous vocals on “Ground Hog Day,” Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s six-string wailing on “Cry Sky” and Doyle Bramhall II’s super-funky “Say One Thing.”

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