Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood (Legacy Edition)
... tentatively making their first album. This double anniversary package with excellent historical liner notes adds a previously unreleased, hour long live gig from Philadelphia in October, 1983. The show absolutely sizzles with a band firing on every cylinder as they blast through fiery versions of the album's tracks along with searing takes of Hendrix classics "Voodoo Child (Slight Return) and a medley of "Little Wing/Third Stone from the Sun." The attack is one of a road tested unit that is still young and hungry with plenty to prove. Comments Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Flood Expanded For 30th Anniversary
... 13, 1983, Texas Flood, an unapologetic apotheosis of electric blues supercharged for a post-disco post-punk pop world, introduced audiences to a soul-filled sound that existed outside both the mainstream and underground tastes of its era. The album opened the gates of a fiery blues resurgence with Stevie Ray Vaughan
signature compositions like "Pride and Joy" and "Love Struck Baby" flowing naturally alongside covers of deep blues and R&B; standards by Howlin' Wolf, the Isley Brothers, Buddy Guy and Larry Davis. Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Texas Flood (2 CD 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition) Disc One - Texas Flood Love Struck Baby Pride and Joy Texas Flood Tell Me Testify Rude Mood Mary Had A Little Lamb Dirty Pool I'm Cryin' Lenny Bonus track: Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town) Executive Producer: John Hammond Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan
, Richard Mullen and Double Trouble Disc Two - Live at Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, October 20, 1983 Testify So Excited Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Pride and Joy Texas Flood Love Struck Baby Mary Had A Little Lamb Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town) Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell Receives Stevie Ray Vaughan Award
... road to sobriety. "Shawn [Kinney, Alice in Chains' drummer] was at the door with my brother. So my choices were open the door and go to rehab or jump out the back window, down down a cliff, into some blackberry bushes. That's the choice I took." said Cantrell. "And I ended up here. So, I didn't intend to get here but I'm very grateful that I am here and it took a lot of people to help me get here." Check out the video here. Banana 101.5 is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Banana 101.5 - Excerpted here with permission. Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell Receives Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Stevie Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 - August 27, 1990)
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Vaughan died in a helicopter crash near East Troy, Wisconsin following a concert at the Alpine Valley Music Theater where earlier in the evening he appeared with Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and his older brother Jimmie Vaughan. The idea that Clapton gave up his seat in the ill fated helicopter is a myth. Eric explains in his autobiography there were 4 copters chartered to fly musicians back to Chicago. Stevie was on board a different helicopter with 2 of Eric's crew. (thanks, Lou - Scranton, PA)
Vaughan attracted attention from David Bowie and Jackson Browne, and he played on albums with both. Bowie featured Vaughan on his Let's Dance
album in the songs "Let's Dance
" and "China Girl
Bowie first saw Vaughan at the Montreux Jazz Festival where initially a few members of the audience, who disliked his hard blues sound booed Vaughan, though most of the crowd cheered him, as can be witnessed in the Live At Montreux DVD.
Stevie had a distinct sound of his own which was partly based on using heavy 13-gauge strings. Vaughan's sound and playing style, which often features simultaneous lead and rhythm parts, also draws frequent comparisons to that of Jimi Hendrix; Vaughan covered several Hendrix tunes on his studio albums and in performance.
As well as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan's blues playing style was strongly influenced by Albert King who dubbed himself Stevie's "Godfather."
Drug addiction and alcoholism took a toll on Vaughan in the mid-1980s, and he collapsed while on tour in 1986. He checked into rehab in Georgia later that year. He managed to recover from his addictions and became a teetotaler. (thanks, James - Bransgore, England, for above 5)
His older brother Jimmie inspired him to pick up a guitar. Stevie Ray recorded his 1990 Brother To Brother album with Jimmie.
He formed the band Triple Threat in 1975 with vocalist Lou Ann Barton, bassist Jackie Newhouse and drummer Chris Layton. When Barton left in 1978, Vaughan took over vocals and the band was renamed "Double Trouble." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2)
JJ Burnel of The Stranglers
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.
Cy Curnin of The Fixx
The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.