Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends – Solos, Sessions & Encores

Stunning collection of rarities by the Texas Tornado Stevie Ray Vaughan is best remembered for his incendiary guitar playing, where on albums such as Texas Flood, Couldn’t Stand The Weather, and his final solo LP In Step, Vaughan blazed a trail while also showing that the blues wasn’t dead, it just needed some mainstream exposure,… Read More Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends – Solos, Sessions & Encores

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’t Stand The Weather

Texas guitarist whips up a tornado of his own on second album The career of Stevie Ray Vaughan in the 1980’s could be likened to that of Eric Clapton’s in the 1960’s; that is, both played an important and integral part in popularising a style of music either ignored, unknown or largely forgotten by the… Read More Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’t Stand The Weather

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Live Alive

Sort of live, but definitely alive The 1980’s was a pretty strange time to be in if you were a blues guitarist. Since the ‘70s the blues had taken a serious back step since its ‘60s heyday. Even Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, two of England’s finest blues guitarists, had updated their style and sound… Read More Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Live Alive

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Live At The El Mocambo

Stevie Ray Vaughan was hardly the most inventive of guitarists however when it came to technique and musicality there were few who could match him. Recorded by a film crew at the El Mocambo club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1983, while touring in support of his first album Texas Flood, what was preserved on… Read More Stevie Ray Vaughan – Live At The El Mocambo

Stevie Vaughan & Double Trouble – In the Beginning

As it was in England with the BBC, live radio broadcasts in America throughout the 1960’s and ‘70s were just as vital when it came to providing many a struggling artist the opportunity to be heard, allowing people to tune in and hear something which might not otherwise have been brought to their attention, especially… Read More Stevie Vaughan & Double Trouble – In the Beginning