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Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
For Tales from the Austin Motel, Debbie Davies temporarily ditched her touring band and teamed up with drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon, better known as the rhythm section of Stevie Ray Vaughan's legendary supporting group, Double Trouble. The intention was to craft a tribute album to their influences and collegues -- namely, the Texas blues giants Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan. The trio tackles a number of covers, including such standards as "I Want to Be Loved" and "I Just Want to Make Love to You," but the majority of the album is devoted to Davies originals. They're all solid, journeyman songs -- nothing too special, but nothing bad, either.
The main reason to hear Tales from the Austin Motel is to listen to Davies play with Double Trouble, and the results do not disappoint. The trio does have a dynamic interplay. It serves as a reminder of what a good rhythm section Layton and Shannon are -- they make an already excellent guitarist sound like a successor to SRV, which is no mean feat. Over the course of her four previous albums, she established herself as a formidable talent, but her work on Tales affirms that she holds a prime place in the modern electric Texas blues pantheon.
01 - Just Stepped In The Blues 04:30
02 - I Want To Be Loved 02:21
03 - Bald Headed Baby 05:06
04 - Watch Out What You Do 03:34
05 - I Just Want To Make Love To You 03:37
06 - As The Years Go Passing By 03:26
07 - I'm A Woman 04:02
08 - Half Caf-Decaf 03:25
09 - Behind Your Eyes 03:28
10 - When You Were Gone 04:20
11 - Percolatin' 03:18
12 - Walking By Myself 02:57
Gamble for more Debbie Davies