For the perfect show to resurrect this blog I had to go with the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan. With his incredible command of the electric guitar he resurrected blues music and brought it to the people. He also came through a serious drug addiction to go on and play some of his best music. Some of which is featured here on this show.
You may have noticed that things have been kind of slow around here. Being employed and having to work through a few things (mental or otherwise) put this place on the back burner. All I can say is; I’m back! And therapy bills are worth it…
I saw Robert Randolph play and be interviewed at the workshop stage at Crossroads Festival this summer. He grew up in a black church playing Gospel music. It wasn’t until someone gave him a Stevie Ray Vaughan DVD that he realized white people can play music with soul in Rock & Roll. I’m not sure what the DVD was, it might have been Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jeff Beck playing “Going Down”. Who knows?
This Stevie Ray show is pretty well circulated, maybe because there is not too many soundboard recordings from late in his career. The sound quality is a bit warbled at the start, but it gets better. Check the track “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” here:
Mp3 download of the show click here (songs are in a zip file)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
New Orleans Jazz Festival
May 6, 1990 SBD
Jimmie Lee Vaughan sits in on the first few numbers.
01 In the Open
02 Collins’ Shuffle
03 The Things (That) I Used To Do
04 Look At Little Sister
05 Lovestruck Baby
07 Wall of Denial
08 Mary had a Little Lamb
10 Cold Shot>
11 Couldn’t Stand the Weather
12 Band Intros
13 House Is Rockin’
15 Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)