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Stevie Ray Vaughan 

Latest releases - Nov. 2007
CD - Solos, Sessions and Encores 
DVD - Stevie Ray Vaughan: Pride and Joy

Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of the hottest guitar players. Some of my favorites come from Texas, Blind Willie Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top join Stevie at the top tier. Even with these greats, Stevie tops the list. Easily.

Stevie has such a natural feel. His influences are apparent in his playing. Though, he'll take the riff and make it his own. Check out his Chuck Berry riffs on, "Love Struck Baby," Allman Brothers, Brothers and Sisters style on "Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love." Jimi Hendrix on "Lenny," Freddie King on "Pride and Joy," the list could go on. Then he could perform cover versions exquisitely such as Hendrix' "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" and "Little Wing," Buddy Guy with "Mary Has a Little Lamb" are breathtaking.

I'm a big Jimi Hendrix fan, but I've never been as impressed with anybody's else's ability incorporate Jimi's influence within their own signature style or cover his songs. Not even close. There are renditions of studio and live renditions of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" and a medley of "Little Wing / Third Stone From the Sun" that are truly amazing.

Stevie Ray Vaughan's backing band was called Double Trouble. First starting as a trio with Chris Layton on drums and Tommy Shannon on bass. Then, in 1985 they added keyboardist Reese Wynans, beginning with the Soul to Soul album.

It is too bad that Stevie Ray Vaughan's life was cut short. I would have loved to hear what else he would have done. At the top of my list would have been to do an album with a great blues pianist in the style of Muddy Waters and the Chicago blues genre. Also, to expand on some jazz playing like "Chitlins Con Carne." To a lesser extent, some horn enhancements.  

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Studio
The truth is that all of the Stevie Ray Vaughan studio albums are good. They were re-mastered and bonus tracks were added to further enhance their appeal. They are five studio albums including the posthumous, The Sky is Crying. My favorite is his second, release Couldn't Stand the Weather

Live
There are numerous Stevie Ray Vaughan live releases, both CD and DVD's. I'd expect more to follow. Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985 is available in both CD and DVD formats. His birthday celebration was captured on Live at Carnegie Hall, Oct. 10, 1984, and is a top choice if you enjoy the guests. 

Compilations
There are  a few good ones. The single disc, The Real Deal: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 - 2006 , has sixteen well selected songs. While The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - 2002 is a superb double disc, it includes a fair number of live tracks.

Other
In Session - a jam session with Albert King, with Albert's band. This is awesome. 

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Texas Flood - 1983   Deluxe Edition
1. Love Struck Baby 
2. Pride And Joy 
3. Texas Flood 
4. Tell Me 
5. Testify 
6. Rude Mood 
7. Mary Had A Little Lamb 
8. Dirty Pool 
9. I'm Crying 
10. Lenny 

Bonus Tracks (previously unreleased) 

11. SRV Speaks (The Timothy White Sessions, recorded Oct. 1989, at On Sound Studios, New York, N.Y.)

Texas Flood outtake 11/24/82
12. Tin Pan Alley 
Live - 9/23/83 The Place, Hollywood, CA
13. Testify 
14. Mary Had A Little Lamb 
15. Wham 

*Vocals on "I'm Cryin" Harry Spiridakis
Liner notes Michael Ventura

Texas Flood Deluxe Edition (2013)

Disc: 1
1. Love Struck Baby
2. Pride And Joy
3. Texas Flood
4. Tell Me
5. Testify
6. Rude Mood
7. Mary Had A Little Lamb
8. Dirty Pool
9. I'm Cryin'
10. Lenny
11. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)

Disc: 2
1. Testify(Live at Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 1983)
2. So Excited(Live at Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 1983)
3. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)(Live at Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 1983)
4. Pride And Joy(Live at Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 1983)
5. Texas Flood(Live at Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 1983)
6. Love Struck Baby(Live at Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 1983)
7. Mary Had A Little Lamb(Live at Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 1983)
8. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)(Live at Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 1983)
9. Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun(Live at Ripley's Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 1983) 

Stevie Ray Vaughan  - Discography, reviews, DVD, Books, tab
Couldn't Stand the Weather - 1984   Legacy Edition
2010
1. Scuttle Buttin' 
2. Couldn't Stand The Weather *
3. Things That I Used To Do *
4. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) 
5. Cold Shot 
6. Tin Pan Alley 
7. Honey Bee 
8. Stang's Swang **

Additional Musicians
* Jimmie Vaughan - Guitar
** Fran Christina  - Drums
Stan Harrison - Saxophone

Bonus tracks (previously unreleased) 

9. SRV Speaks (The Timothy White Sessions, recorded Oct. 1989, at On Sound Studios, New York, N.Y.)

Album outtakes recorded Jan. 18, 1984
10. Hide Away 
11. Look At Little Sister 
12. Give Me Back My Wig 
13. Come On (Pt. III) 

Liner notes Bill Milkowski

Couldn't Stand the Weather Legacy Edition (2010)


Disc: 1
1. Scuttle Buttin'
2. Couldn't Stand The Weather
3. The Things (That) I Used To Do
4. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
5. Cold Shot
6. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
7. Honey Bee
8. Stang's Swang
9. Empty Arms
10. Come On (Pt. III)
11. Look At Little Sister
12. The Sky Is Crying
13. Hide Away
14. Give Me Back My Wig
15. Boot Hill
16. Wham
17. Close To You
18. Little Wing
19. Stang's Swang (Alternate Version)
Disc: 2
1. Tesify (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984 (Late Show)
2. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984 (Late Show)
3. The Things (That) I Used To Do (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984 (Late Show)
4. Honey Bee (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984 (Late Show)
5. Couldn't Stand The Weather (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984 (Late Show)
6. Cold Shot (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984 (Late Show)
7. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town) (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984 (Late Show)
8. Love Struck Baby (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984 (Late Show)
9. Texas Flood (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; Augusy 17 1984 (Late Show)
10. Band Intros/Encores (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; Augusy 17 1984 (Late Show)
11. Stang's Swang (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984 (Late Show)
12. Lenny (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; Augusy 17 1984 (Late Show)
13. Pride & Joy (Live at The Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984 (Late Show)

Stevie Ray Vaughan  - Discography, reviews, DVD, Books, tab
Soul to Soul - 1985  
1. Say What! 
2. Lookin' Out The Window 
3. Look At Little Sister 
4. Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love 
5. Gone Home 
6. Change It 
7. You'll Be Mine 
8. Empty Arms 
9. Come On [Part III] 
10. Life Without You 

Bonus tracks (previously unreleased) 

11. SRV Speaks (The Timothy White Sessions, recorded Oct. 1989, at On Sound Studios, New York, N.Y.)

Album outtakes recorded March 1985
12. Little Wing 
13. Third Stone From The Sun 
14. Slip Slidin' Slim 

Liner notes Timothy White

Stevie Ray Vaughan  - Discography, reviews, DVD, Books, tab
In Step - 1989  
1. House Is Rockin' 
2. Crossfire 
3. Tightrope 
4. Let Me Love You Baby 
5. Leave My Girl Alone 
6. Travis Walk 
7. Wall of Denial 
8. Scratch-N-Sniff 
9. Love Me Darlin' 
10. Riviera Paradise 

Bonus Tracks (previously unreleased) 

11. SRV Speaks (The Timothy White Sessions, recorded Oct. 1989, at On Sound Studios, New York, N.Y.)

Nov. 29, 1989, in Denver, Colo.
12. House Is Rockin'
13. Let Me Love You Baby
14. Texas Flood 
15. Life Without You 

Liner notes Bill Milkowski

Stevie Ray Vaughan  - Discography, reviews, DVD, Books, tab
The Sky is Crying - 1991   
1. Boot Hill - 3
2. The Sky Is Crying - 2
3. Empty Arms - 1
4. Little Wing - 1
5. Wham! - 1
6. May I Have A Talk With You - 2
7. Close To You - 1
8. Chitlins Con Carne - 3
9. So Excited - 2
10. Life By The Drop - 4

Recording Dates
1 - 1/84 - 2/84
2 - 3/85 - 5/85
3 - 2/89 - 4/89
4.  4/89 - 5/89

Liner notes by Dan Forte, song by song.

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