Stevie Ray Vaughan

| March 19, 2017 | 13 Comments

SRV was an extraordinary guitar talent, known for his bluesy rock and roll. I came across this in my wanderings around the interwebs, and thought I’d share. Enough of this, watch and listen to a master.

 

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  1. IDC SARC says:

    Gone too soon.

  2. Thunderstixx says:

    I lived in Milwaukee when that happened.
    They had just finished a show at Alpine Valley and the chopper pilot took off without realizing the hills were 500 feet high there.
    They hit at the 250 foot level and were killed instantly.
    Eric Clapton was supposed to also be on the chopper but through a stroke of fate missed that ride…
    It was horrible to have to read all about it…

  3. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Stevie was one of those people who seem to be blessed with incredible talent that simply cannot be acquired. When I first heard him, I ran out and bought his music. He was the real deal but nearly lost it all through drug use. He cleaned up, lost not a thing musically in doing so, and brought his anti-drug message on tour with him. Lord knows how many people are clean today because of the seed he planted. Texas Flood.

  4. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    I remember reading (many many decades back) an article calling SRV the “next Jimi Hendrix”.

    Gone too soon.

  5. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    The song that made him known to millions that otherwise would never have heard his stuff.

  6. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Remember hearing him and his brother Jimmy in the early 1980’s, and when Bowie released, “Let’s Dance,” instantly recognizing all the tracks SRV was on for that album. Then hearing his solo work, and I was a fan for life.

  7. PFM says:

    Saw him in El Paso in 1986 when I was stationed at Bliss. Several years later, after his death, I was newly arrived in Munich and heard someone playing a version of ‘Little Wing’ on the stereo in the PX – recognized his playing instantly (and bought the CD, The Sky is Crying, immediately). Gone far too soon.

    • MrBill says:

      SRV’s version of Little Wing is the only one to rival Hendrix’s in my opinion – might even surpass it.

      I recently attended a performance of the “Experience Hendrix” tour, which includes Jimi Hendrix’s former bassist Billy Cox and a number of well-known guitarists playing Hendrix’s music. The one that best captured Hendrix’s spirit was Kenny Wayne Shepherd, but several others, including Brad Whitford from Aerosmith, and Dweezil Zappa, also were excellent. The guitarist featured on Little Wing, however, was Zakk Wylde, and he was absolutely awful; he has plenty of technique, but his heavy-metal speed wankery did not do justice to the song. I remarked to my wife that Jimi and Stevie Ray were likely turning over in their graves.

  8. PFM says:

    Heard this on Rockline in 87 and lost the tape I made years ago – found it on youtube

  9. ALVO says:

    I was at Alpine Valley, and saw SRV the night before he died. When the news hit it was like a sucker punch to the gut. Clapton honestly had a hard time following him that night.He was that amazing. I also had the great fortune to see him a number of years earlier at Red Rocks. BLEW.ME.AWAY.
    Wanna be astounded? Google up the SRV and Albert King “In Sesson” video made for PBS. = EPIC.
    Gone FAR too soon.

  10. David says:

    Agree that SRV’s “Little Wing” is one of the few Hendrix covers that may outdo the original. Ted Waitt, who was the CEO of Gateway Computers at the time, was a huge SRV fan – for almost two years after the crash, the ‘hold music’ at Gateway was 100% SRV. Beat the hell out of the then-prevalent electronic Beethoven most other folks had.

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