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

Track List

>Scuttle Buttin' [Album Version]
>Couldn't Stand the Weather
>Things, The (That) I Used to Do
>Voodoo Child (Slight Return) [Album Version]
>Cold Shot [Album Version]
>Tin Pan Alley (AKA Roughest Place in Town)
>Honey Bee [Album Version]
>Stang's Swang [Album Version]
>Empty Arms [Album Version]
>Come On, Pt. 3 [1984 Version]
>Look at Little Sister
>Sky is Crying, The
>Hide Away [Album Version]
>Give Me Back My Wig [Album Version]
>Boot Hill
>Wham [Album Version]
>Close to You
>Little Wing [Album Version]
>Stang's Swang [Alternate Version]
>Testify [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Voodoo Child (Slight Return) [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Things, The (That) I Used to Do [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Honey Bee [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Couldn't Stand the Weather [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Cold Shot [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Tin Pan Alley (AKA Roughest Place in Town) [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Love Struck Baby [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Texas Blood [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Band Intros/Encores [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Stang's Swang [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Lenny [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)
>Pride & Joy [Live at the Spectrum, Montreal; August 17 1984] [Late Show] - (live)

Album Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly (4/2/99, p.95) - "The late Texas guitarist was a fiercely distinctive blues-rock phenom whose sensitivity and imagination justified his rapid rise to prominence..."

Q (5/95, p.138) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Vaughan's post-Hendrix Stratocasting still sparkles....a reminder of the wit that often informed his phrasing and his willingness to torch them boundaries..."

Down Beat (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "In studio and onstage, he morphs pitch-bending into a visceral art form....This roadhouse veteran sings quite well."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[L]istening to him shred strings in front of an audience reminds us why he's so sorely missed."

Album Notes

Master Sound releases are 24-karat gold CDs remastered from first generation masters. This process utilizes 20-bit technology and Sony's "Super Bit Mapping" system.

Personnel: Stevie Ray Vaughan (guitar, vocals); Jimmie Vaughan (guitar); Stan Harrison (tenor saxophone); Tommy Shannon (bass); Chris "Whipper" Layton, Fran Christina (drums).

Producers: Chris Layton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy Shannon, Richard Mullen, Jim Capfer.

Stevie Ray was already the hottest act in Austin, Texas, way before David Bowie used his guitar on "Let's Dance." Vaughan's 1983 debut album, TEXAS FLOOD, had alerted the world to a new guitar phenomenon who combined the blues power of Freddie and Albert King with the inspired ferocity of Jimi Hendrix. He made the Hendrix connection plain with his take on "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)," which rapidly became a concert highlight. At the other extreme was "Tin Pan Alley," a slow blues made famous by Jimmy Wilson but now associated with the Texas hotshot. This was the time when Stevie Ray's celebrity and status among his peers was at least the equal of Eric Clapton. The pitfalls were beckoning.



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