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Album Review

Co-produced by Stevie Ray Vaughn, this was Lonnie's ticket back to the show after a few years on the sidelines. To say it was an inspired date would be putting it mildly. With his batteries recharged, Mack was in peak form, playing and singing better than ever. A major highlight is an inspired duet between Stevie and Lonnie on "Wham (Double Whammy)," going toe to toe for several exciting choruses.

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One of the Greatest Records Ever

This is a great record. If you like Rock and Roll with a Blues feel then this is all you need. Stevie Ray is great but doesn't over step his place since this is a Lonnie Mack album he just sits back and makes it better. In 1985 there wasn't much rock and roll coming out that didn't have that MTV over production (video first) style so when this thing hit the streets it was killer. If you don't have this in your collection then your collection is incomplete.

Genuine House Rocking Blues

I seen Mr. Mack several times in the early 80's and it's easy to understand why he was a Idle of SRV, this one is a dandy, BUY IT.

Searching for the Oreo cookies blue live version

looking for the album that has the cut oreo cookie blues (live version) with Stevie Ray and Lonnie

Biography

Born: July 18, 1941 in Harrison, IN

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

When Lonnie Mack sang the blues, country strains were sure to infiltrate. Conversely, if he dug into a humping rockabilly groove, strong signs of a deep-down blues influence were bound to invade, par for the course for any musician who cited both Bobby Bland and George Jones as pervasive influences. Fact is, Mack's lightning-fast, vibrato-enriched, whammy bar-hammered guitar style influenced many a picker, too, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, who idolized Mack's early singles for Fraternity and later...
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