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  posted on 10/3/2013 at 01:47 PM
David Bowie, Jackson Browne and the inside story behind Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Texas Flood:

http://alanpaul.net/?p=5075

Happy birthday Stevie!

 

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  posted on 10/3/2013 at 03:25 PM
Great story, I remember seeing the video for Pride and Joy on MTV when it came out.

 

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  posted on 10/3/2013 at 03:49 PM
Funny, I was listening to 'In Step' driving to work today. Didn't know it was his birthday. RIP SRV.
 

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  posted on 10/3/2013 at 06:53 PM
I only got to see Stevie once and it was magical.

He opened for the Who in the Astrodome and blew them off the stage.

I kick micelf regularly for having passed on many chances to see him play.

While I lived in Houston he was always playing but it was always a Friday or Saturday night.

Being a rock and roll bartender at Houston's number one venue I paid my rent with the weekend's tips, just couldn't justify taking a night off to see a show.

 

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  posted on 10/3/2013 at 07:06 PM
Great article Allan.

 

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  posted on 10/3/2013 at 07:15 PM
On the Montreux DVD the booing does seem that bad. I wonder if they downplayed it in the mix. A lot of people seemed to cheer. Maybe they were clapping because it was over. I love Stevie's version of "Give Me Back My Wig." I'm listening to it right now in fact.

 

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  posted on 10/3/2013 at 07:43 PM
Wish I could've had the chance to see him play. My parents saw him many times and enjoyed every show. Anyway, I just found another clip of him on youtube, and it's awesome!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI9TS4O5Ww4 RIP Stevie!!!!!!
 

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  posted on 10/3/2013 at 08:04 PM
niice article.

Unfortunately, never got the chance to see him live

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  posted on 10/3/2013 at 08:14 PM
Thanks, that was great. Love how Clapton mentions Duane.

 

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  posted on 10/3/2013 at 08:53 PM
Thanks all. I saw Stevie, but could have seen him a lot more... I did not fully appreciate him until the last year of his life for some reason.

I had not read this article in over a decade and really enjoyed it myself.

 

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  posted on 10/4/2013 at 04:55 PM
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Vaughan’s dramatic arrival not only helped smooth the way for the return of classic blues-oriented rock acts like the Allman Brothers, but it also made the environment more hospitable for his own peers, including The Fabulous Thunderbirds (featuring big brother Jimmie Vaughan), Robert Cray, and Los Lobos, all of whom had hits in the years following Texas Flood. Stevie also shone a bright spotlight back on his original heroes, most of whom had been languishing — overlooked and usually sans record deal. Albert King, Buddy Guy, Lonnie Mack, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush and Albert Collins suddenly found themselves once again being hailed as guitar titans, with interest in their music skyrocketing to levels unseen since the white rock audience’s initial discovery of blues in the 1960’s.


I think a lot of people have forgotten how important Stevie Ray really was to "blues-oriented rock acts like The Allman Brothers", and to blues music in general. Stevie Ray made it cool for young white people to dig the blues.

 

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Vaughan’s dramatic arrival not only helped smooth the way for the return of classic blues-oriented rock acts like the Allman Brothers, but it also made the environment more hospitable for his own peers, including The Fabulous Thunderbirds (featuring big brother Jimmie Vaughan), Robert Cray, and Los Lobos, all of whom had hits in the years following Texas Flood. Stevie also shone a bright spotlight back on his original heroes, most of whom had been languishing — overlooked and usually sans record deal. Albert King, Buddy Guy, Lonnie Mack, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush and Albert Collins suddenly found themselves once again being hailed as guitar titans, with interest in their music skyrocketing to levels unseen since the white rock audience’s initial discovery of blues in the 1960’s.


I think a lot of people have forgotten how important Stevie Ray really was to "blues-oriented rock acts like The Allman Brothers", and to blues music in general. Stevie Ray made it cool for young white people to dig the blues.


I don't have the exact quote but I have read Dickey Betts saying SRV bringing blues based music back to popularity paved the way for the ABB reunion. SRV certainly exuded a spirit that was lacking in the 80's. We all owe him a bit of gratitude whether we like his music or not (I do!).

 

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LOL, I just read the quote in Alan Paul's article about Texas Flood:

“Stevie Ray Vaughan single-handedly brought guitar- and blues-oriented music back to the marketplace,” recalls Dickey Betts, whose Allman Brothers Band were prominent casualties of the era’s anti-roots disease. “He was just so good and strong that he would not be denied. When I heard ‘Pride and Joy’ on the radio, I said ‘Hallelujah.’”



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  posted on 10/4/2013 at 09:12 PM
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David Bowie, Jackson Browne and the inside story behind Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Texas Flood:

http://alanpaul.net/?p=5075

Happy birthday Stevie!


Thanks for sharing, excellent read!

I somehow missed the boat when Stevie came to town a couple times plus I didn't really catch on to his magic till about 5 years after he had passed. It just sort of hit me like a ton of bricks one day after listening to a live bootleg show I acquired that coincidentally took place about a 10 minute drive from my house. Really kind of blows my mind being a blues music/guitar lover for the past 43 years. He's right up close there with Duane as one of my favorites. Ton of soul in his playing, it just flowed right out of him. Some have it, some don't.

 

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