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When Stevie Ray Vaughan died at 35 in a helicopter crash, moments after participating in a triumphant, concert-closing jam with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and his elder brother Jimmie Vaughan, it was a mark of the love and respect in which he was held by the blues community that Guy and John Lee Hooker dedicated their next albums to his memory.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and following in the guitar-playing footsteps of elder brother and future Fabulous Thunderbird Jimmie, he discovered both great British invasion post-bluesers Clapton, Beck and Page, and the original titans Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and the Three King, though the primary influences who eventually coloured his own music — especially after the brothers relocated to Austin — were Jimi Hendrix and Albert King.
Yet there were downsides to his success. The first was a flock of wannabe post-Vaughanists who copied just about everything he played or wore; the second and more serious was a massive coke and booze habit which not only affected his performances but damn near killed him before he cleaned up and returned with In Stephis best album yet.
Out of traction and back in action, he was literally a new man… before a helicopter crashing Microphone - Freedom Fry - The Wilder Mile a mountainside on Trójkąt Radości - SBB - Anthology 1974-2004 foggy night robbed him of the life his rigorous rehab had just saved.
Planet Blues went into mass mourning. Your basic one-stop-shop starter kit: three CDs and a DVD, nicely packaged and for once reasonably priced.
The core SRV catalogue of material released in his lifetime and with his input was comparatively slender: five studio albums including the collaboration with brother Jimmieone live shot and a few sessions and jams. However, as was the case with his idol Jimi Hendrix, his oeuvre was posthumously bulked up with all manner of live recordings and studio outtakes to the point where he released more stuff dead than alive. If you prefer your introductions to an artist more slimline and condensed, however, there are always the two-CD Essential Stevie Get Ready (Instrumental) - Ugly Duckling - Get Ready / Somethings Going Down Tonight Vaughan and the single-disc Very Baboom / Mama Said - Stevie Ray Vaughan - MP3 Collection Of.
View Deal. In Step Sony. The last studio album Stevie Ray Vaughan completed and released during his lifetime was, in many ways, his best.
For many contemporary artists In Step represents something of a ground zero of modern blues. Live Alive Sony. The Sky Is Crying Sony. Live At Carnegie Hall Sony. On this occasion the audience is at least as noisy and cranked-up as the band. Warning: their obvious good time is highly infectious. In The Beginning Sony. A little bit of prehistory in the form of a live local radio shot frombefore the classic rhythm section came together with Jackie Newhouse on bass rather than Tommy Shannon while SRV was still in the process of swallowing his influences, but before he had fully digested them.
Instructive, perhaps, but less than satisfying: for geeks and completists only. Louder The definitive guide to the blues. Essential - Classic Albums S.
Sony A soup-to-nuts journey of blues mastery, including posthumous releases. In Step Sony The final studio record offers a glimpse of what could have been. See more Blues Baboom / Mama Said - Stevie Ray Vaughan - MP3 Collection .