08 September 2008

From Sublime Stratocaster Prowess to Texas Flood Blues in a Hurricane: SRV

"It took me quite a while to realize that THE REAL DEAL is to be enough of a person on your own to know when somebody loves you and cares about you."
(-- Stevie Ray Vaughn)
Starting today, we will be mainlining Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble as our September Featured Artist on my black jukebox in the left column here. Today we start with with two peaceful electric cuts, SVR covering Hendrix' Little Wing in the YouTube live clip above, and Tin Pan Alley (The Roughest Place) as the lead cut on my jukebox. Each day I will add a cut filling in the raw power he holds in check with today's sublime warm up masterpieces.

Fasten your electric blues-rock safety belts. Nobody of his era shredded notions of what was possible on a Strat the way Texas-born SRV did.

SRV, as immortal as your music is, we miss you. Another victim of the road.

[Editor's Note, 18Jun2011: The black jukebox referred to above is lost to the blog-o-sphere.]


The Other Glimmer Twin said...

Wonderful reminder of the great guitarist we have had the pleasure to experience in our lives.

Paco Malo said...

Indeed: you and I saw some great ones, missed a few others, all the while stumbling on our acoustics to Keef riffs and Jagger in psychoanalysis with a michrophone in his hand.

LadyMadeleine said...

Stevie Ray Vaughn was just phenomenal... supreme blues heaven. Even though I know how good he was, whenever I watch/hear him he still never fails to amaze me. I look forward to hearing the other songs.

Love the quote by him...

Too soon, Stevie, too soon.


Dooley said...

Eh Paco:

Stevie Ray Vaughn, God rest his soulful soul. The YouTube clip you [posted] reminded me of a public TV show I saw many years ago.

It was B.B. King and friends and it was aired just before Christmas, though I can't recall much of a Christmas theme. There was B.B. directing traffic on stage like a traffic cop at a busy downtown street corner. Etta James sang classic blues tunes, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, Phil Collins, believe it or not Billy Ocean, and on a stool in the back was Clapton and "New Blood, Y'all gonna hear from this kid a lot.. Mr. Stevie Ray Vaughn, give it up y'all for new blood, y'all!"
Thanks Paco!

Paco Malo said...

You gotta witness here, bro'.

Tell it on the Mountain.

SRV,truly immortal -- that blues mojo / gris gris wins ever time.

Stevie Ray Vaughn, Requiescat in Pace.

Paco Malo said...

Lady M., you said it all, all I can add is "Amen". Thanks for your comment and wisdom.

Big Willy said...

Stevie Ray was a genius. Love the lineup you report, Dools, especially Etta James. Nasty good.