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Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day By Day, Night After Night

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Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day By Day, Night After Night Craig Hopkins 424 Pages ISBN: 978-0-9654927-2-0 Self Published 2008 Blues/rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan had “IT." What this is has little directly to do with his tone, monster technique, clothing choices or even stage presence. This “IT" has everything to do with the fact he played with the same intensity in front of five people as five thousand people. He ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Texas Flood: 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition

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Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn's ascendancy into the mainstream in 1983 via his debut album launched more than a blues revival. The release of Texas Flood, now available in a 2CD edition, signaled a paradigm shift where coexisting demographics (such as the MTV ephemera of the time) fought for audiences.As noted in the extremely informative, yet passionately composed liner notes by historian Ashley Kahn, Vaughan's first release with Double Trouble was a lightning rod for attention beyond just purists ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Couldn't Stand the Weather

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Couldn't Stand the Weather is a great album which has been reissued before. But this time, there are considerable extras in the package that make it jump out and shout. Each of the two discs runs for nearly 80 minutes: disc one includes the original album and plenty of bonus tracks; while disc two contains a previously unreleased concert appearance. Extensive liner notes by Andy Aledort of Guitar World form a biography of Vaughan, and provide interesting commentary on the ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Couldn't Stand the Weather: Legacy Edition

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The two-disc package of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's second studio Album, Couldn't Stand The Weather, adds to the legacy of this contemporary bluesman through a combination of studio outtakes and a complete concert recording. Disc one contains the original follow-up to Texas Flood (Epic, 1983), that effectively ignited a blues revival in the Eighties. By adding a homage to Jimi Hendrix, in the form of “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)," as a crowning touch, Vaughan thoroughly honored ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Solos Sessions and Encores

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Guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan's presence as a musician is so commanding it's hard to imagine him so readily assuming the role of studio sideman or sharing the stage as he does on the fourteen tracks that comprise this CD. But it was his very love to play that allowed him to collaborate with virtually as much passion in these varied accompanying roles as when he led his own band, Double Trouble.

It's a testament to the late bluesman's musicianly savvy ...

FILM REVIEW

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Pride and Joy

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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Pride and Joy Legacy Recordings 2007

The posthumous archiving work completed so far on behalf of Stevie Ray Vaughan has done right by both fans and novices. Pride and Joy may be for purists, only expanding as it does on a previous VHS release. But the best moments will satisfy the aficionado and may in fact pique the curiosity of the dilettante.

This collection of videos from the ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Solos, Sessions & Encores

Read "Solos, Sessions & Encores" reviewed by Jim Santella

Blues guitarist and singer Stevie Ray Vaughan impressed millions of fans and aspiring musicians with his genuine soul and fiery technique. Cut short by a blanket of fog in the wee hours of the morning after an August 1990 concert, his career had put him in touch with blues artists and rock stars from around the world. That final encore jam in East Troy, Wisconsin, featuring Vaughan with his brother Jimmie and friends Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray, ...


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