Stevie Ray Vaughan knew how to rock. Check out this new Soundrop online room full of SRV’s music! Listen in Spotify, invite your friends, and vote for your favorite tracks to make the perfect listening room, featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan’s top tracks, deep cuts, influences, followers, friends and covers.
Celebrate Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s release of “Live Alive” 26 years ago this month! Go to Music Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network to listen to the full album for free.
(2-CD 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
Available Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the release of an expanded two-disc 30th anniversary edition of Texas Flood, the electrifying debut album by the American blues rock trio Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, available everywhere Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
A live sensation on the Austin, Texas club circuit since the late 1970s, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble–Stevie Ray (guitar, vocals), Tommy Shannon (bass) and Chris “Whipper” Layton (drums)–turned in a particularly memorable show at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1982, catching the ears of David Bowie (who enlisted Stevie Ray for his Let’s Dance album) and Jackson Browne (who offered the band free use of his Los Angeles recording studio). Accepting the offer, Stevie Ray and Double Trouble recorded several tracks over a whirlwind three days (with day one mainly devoted to setting up equipment) with the resultant tracks grabbing the attention of legendary record producer John Hammond, who’d discovered and signed Bob Dylan, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Aretha Franklin and many others. Hammond brought Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble to Epic Records, which released the remastered tracks as Texas Flood in 1983.
Executive produced by John Hammond, the original Texas Flood album was produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and engineer Richard Mullen. The Legacy Edition of Texas Flood is produced by Gregg Geller (who, as head of Epic’s A&R 1983, signed Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble to the label).
An immediate and surprising success, Texas Flood peaked at #38 on the Billboard 200 while “Pride and Joy” shot up to #20 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The album’s title track was nominated for a Best Traditional Blues Performance Grammy while “Rude Mood” grabbed a Grammy nom for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The album has sold more than 2 million copies since its original release.
Originally released on Epic Records on June 13, 1983, Texas Flood, an unapologetic apotheosis of electric blues supercharged for a post-disco post-punk pop world, introduced audiences to a soul-filled sound that existed outside both the mainstream and underground tastes of its era. The album opened the gates of a fiery blues resurgence with Stevie Ray Vaughan signature compositions like “Pride and Joy” and “Love Struck Baby” flowing naturally alongside covers of deep blues and R&B standards by Howlin’ Wolf, the Isley Brothers, Buddy Guy and Larry Davis.
Disc One of the 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition of Texas Flood includes the original album in its entirety with the bonus track “Tin Pan Alley” (aka “Roughest Place in Town”).
Disc Two of the newly expanded Texas Flood will premiere a previously unavailable hour’s long set of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble live at Ripley’s Music Hall in Philadelphia. Recorded on October 20, 1983 for a WMMR broadcast, the extraordinary Ripley’s performance finds Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble coming straight out of the gun already at an undeniable peak of their formidible powers.
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble – >Texas Flood
(2 CD 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
Disc One – Texas Flood
Love Struck Baby
Pride and Joy
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
Executive Producer: John Hammond
Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richard Mullen and Double Trouble
Disc Two – Live at Ripley’s Music Hall, Philadelphia, October 20, 1983
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Pride and Joy
Love Struck Baby
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun
The 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition of Texas Flood includes extensive liner notes by noted music historian Ashley Kahn (A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album; Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece). In his notes, Kahn writes, “The story of Texas Flood—more than any other recording by the guitarist—is the story of Stevie Ray. The album stands closest to his personal roots, roots that grew from a loamy mix of deep Southern blues, Texas R&B, and white-boy rock ‘n’ roll. It echoes his earliest triumphs as a guitarist, and serves as the triumphant finish-line to a ten-year run of hustling and scuffling that began in 1973, when the Dallas-born, 18-year old left home for the Austin music scene.”
SOURCE Legacy Recordings
Today would have been Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 58th birthday. Celebrate his memory with the music video for his hit song “Couldn’t Stand the Weather.”
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the loss of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Given the magnitude of Stevie’s recorded legacy, it’s hard to believe his career as a solo recording artist for Epic lasted only seven years. This electrifying shot was taken at what must have been an awesome CBS sales conference in Honolulu, just prior to the release of SRV’s second LP in 1984. Please share your thoughts and memories in the comments below and at SRV’s Facebook page.
If you’ve ever hung out at Ray Hennig’s Heart of Texas Music on South Lamar, you may have heard this story before: In 1974, Chris Geppert, who later won five Grammys as Christopher Cross, showed up and traded in a beat-up Stratocaster. The next day, Stevie Ray Vaughan stopped by and took a shine to it.
“Damn, Stevie, that’s the biggest piece of s*** I’ve ever traded for,” Hennig recalls telling Vaughan. The guitarist told him it had the feel he was searching for and took it home on loan. In time, that “piece of s***” became one of music’s most iconic guitars: Vaughan’s legendary “Number One.” Hennig recounted the tale a couple weeks ago when he explained why he was having a moving sale.
“They’re putting condos in,” the elderly go-to guitar tech explained. “It’s no big deal for us. After 50 years, customers will look me up.”
Read more at The Austin Chronicle.
Like the blues itself, the life of Buddy Guy has been all about joy and pain, beauty and sadness. And in his recently published autobiography, When I Left Home, the 75-year-old blues legend tells his tales of hardship and triumph with the same raw, truth-telling vibe you’ll pick up from one of his searing guitar solos.
The penultimate chapter of When I Left Home, “Alpine Valley”, features Guy’s remembrances of Stevie Ray Vaughan, who he credits with bringing back interest in the blues in the ’80s. Guy took Vaughan’s tragic death hard, and recalls how–right after his doomed Alpine Valley performance–Vaughan suggested they make a record together.
“Rememberin’ Stevie, I thought that if it did happen, it was gonna happen in blues heaven. I pictured the band–Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Fred Belew, Little Walter, Stevie Ray Vaughan. That’s a band worth dying for.”
Read more at the Vancouver Free Press.
For 24 hours only, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s Live At Montreux 1982 & 1985 is being offered at PopMarket.com for the exclusive price of $17.99!
This limited edition package features:
- 2 CDs + 2 DVDs
- CD’s include 19 Tracks—11 previously unreleased!
- ’82 show is the earliest available live album with the classic Double Trouble line-up
- ’85 show includes searing performance with Johnny Copeland
- ’85 DVD features 2 unreleased performances – “Cold Shot” and “Look At Little Sister” with Johnny Copeland
- DVD contains a 30 minute documentary detailing the Montreux story with new interviews with Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, Jackson Browne and John Mayer
- Booklet includes numerous unpublished photos and liner notes by Chris, Tommy, David Bowie and photographer Darryl Pitt
- DVDs include 5.1 mixes of both shows
This offer will run until April 6th at 12 p.m. EDT while supplies last. Not a PopMarket member? Join for free now and get the hottest deals on the coolest music!
Tommy Shannon’s B-Day Bash; with Reese Wynans, Chris Layton, David Grissom, David Holt, Denny Freeman, Malford Milligan, Joe Ely
Also with Alan Haynes, WIll Sexton, Gabe Rhodes, Riley Osborn, Tommy Taylor, Roscoe Beck, Derek O’Brien, George Rains, Van Wilks, Bill Carter, Bruce Bowland, John Staehely, Mark Andes
Wed, April 18, 2012
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$15.00 – $18.00
LEGACY RECORDINGS TAPS POTENTIAL OF SPOTIFY PLATFORM WITH GROUNDBREAKING “THE LEGACY OF” APP LAUNCHING WITH FOCUS ON BOB DYLAN, MILES DAVIS, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND HALL & OATES
Resource-Packed App Provides Fans Full Access to Catalogs of World’s Most Celebrated Musicians
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the launch of “The Legacy Of,” a ground-breaking new music app developed for, and available live now on Spotify, the revolutionary next generation digital music service.
An artist-centric app, “The Legacy Of” reveals the depth and breadth of catalog and influence of some of history’s most transformative musicians through curated playlists, handpicked album selections, biographies, photos and more.
The first set of featured artists on “The Legacy Of” app are Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Daryl Hall & John Oates. New artists will be announced and added regularly.
“There is so much music and information available on Spotify and one of the biggest challenges is making people aware of the depth of content available at their fingertips. Spotify’s app technology allowed us to create ‘The Legacy Of,’ an engaging and useful experience for fans who want to delve as deeply as possible into the music they love,” said Adam Block, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Legacy Recordings.
“The Legacy Of” provides a way to explore an artist’s catalog through curated content and playlist areas: Top Albums, Top Tracks, Covers, Influencers, Followers and others. Editorial content includes bios, photos, discographies and more.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to millions of tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.
Spotify is available in 13 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Spain, with more than 10 million active users, and over 3 million paying subscribers.
About Legacy Recordings
The multiple Grammy-winning Legacy Recordings, Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog division, produces and maintains the world’s foremost catalog of historic reissues, an unparalleled compendium of thousands of digitally remastered archival titles representing virtually every musical genre including popular, rock, jazz, blues, R&B, folk, country, gospel, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, classical, comedy and more.
Founded in 1990 by CBS Records (rebranded Sony Music in 1991), Legacy’s original mission was to preserve and reissue recordings from the extensive catalogs of Columbia Records (including ARC, Brunswick, OKeh and Vocalion), Epic Records (including Philadelphia International Records) and associated CBS labels. Following the creation of Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2005, Legacy assumed responsibility for the preservation and ongoing availability of recordings from the archives of the BMG family of labels including RCA Records, Arista, J Records, Jive, Profile, Silvertone, Sony BMG Nashville and Windham Hill, as well as imprints including American, Bang!, CTI, Mainstream, Monument, Ode, and others.