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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

Texas was always ground zero for groundbreaking blues guitarists. Stevie Ray Vaughan came out of that hallowed Lone Star tradition and injected a heady blast of rock into his savage attack. Not only were Freddy and Albert King, Johnny ‘Guitar' Watson, and Lonnie Mack among his heroes, Vaughan drew much from the sonic bombast of Jimi Hendrix, covering several of his best-known pieces.

Born October 3, 1954 in Dallas, Stevie followed in his older brother Jimmie's footsteps as a blues guitarist. Stevie dropped out of high school, moved to Austin in 1972, and played in Krackerjack, the Nightcrawlers, and Paul Ray & the Cobras before forming the Triple Threat Revue with singing bassist W.C. Clark and vocalist Lou Ann Barton. Several members left within a year, so Stevie and Lou Ann formed Double Trouble, named after Otis Rush's seminal '58 Cobra single. Barton soon split to join Roomful of Blues, so Stevie was Double Trouble's sole front man by the dawn of the 1980s.

Former Atlantic Records honcho Jerry Wexler was so impressed with the group that he helped them nail down a slot at the '82 Montreux Jazz Festival—a real rarity for an unsigned band. David Bowie saw Vaughan there and hired him to play on Bowie's 1983 album ‘Let's Dance.' The band had cut a demo tape at Jackson Browne's L.A. studio that eventually found its way to legendary producer John Hammond, who helped get them signed to Epic Records. Double Trouble was by then Vaughan, bassist Tommy Shannon, and drummer Chris Layton, and their stripped-down Texas trio sound fairly leaped out of the grooves of their '83 Epic debut set ‘Texas Flood.' Its title track was the 1958 Duke classic by Larry Davis, and Stevie's own rocking Pride And Joy was one of the album's standouts, thanks to Vaughan's twangy, lightning-bolt axe and drawled vocal.

Vaughan and Double Trouble followed it up the next year with another acclaimed hit LP, ‘Couldn't Stand The Weather.' Drug use threatened to derail Vaughan's momentum more than once, but he and Double Trouble released ‘Soul To Soul' in 1985, ‘Live Alive' the next year, and after he'd cleaned up his act, ‘In Step' in '89. There was also a 1990 collaboration with his brother Jimmie, ‘Family Style.'

Tragically, Vaughan was killed in a Wisconsin helicopter crash on August 27, 1990 after an appearance at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on a star-studded bill with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and Robert Cray. Judging from the countless Stevie Ray imitators still on the scene to this day, he'll never be forgotten.

Bill Dahl

Chicago, Illinois

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Let Me Love You - Live, Albuquerque 1989 (CD)
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Let Me Love You - Live, Albuquerque 1989 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBRR6015

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(Broadcasting Radio Records) 7 tracks (35:28), Digisleeve. Complete radio broadcast from the Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 28, 1989! Fantastic! MM/Bear Family Records
$41.50
In The Beginning (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Stevie Ray Vaughan: In The Beginning (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPMOV1657

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(2016/Music On Vinyl) 9 tracks. Beautiful live recordings from his early blues period recorded live in Austin, 1980. Stevie Ray Vaughan - gtr,voc, Jack Newhouse - bass, Chris Layton - dr
$29.63
The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble (2-LP)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double... Art-Nr.: LPSNY57751

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(2016/Epic-Sony) 17 Tracks - The ultimate collection of the best of Stevie Ray's work throughout the 1980s and 90s with his companions, Double Trouble! Sony's Legacy series!
$27.25
The Sky Is Crying (LP, 180g, Ltd.)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: The Sky Is Crying (LP, 180g, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPAPB101

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(2016/Epic) 10 Tracks - Released about a year after Vaughan's death in 1990, the album features ten previously unreleased tracks, originally recorded between 1984 and 1989. From the original master tapes! High quality vinyl and high...
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In Step (LP, 180g, Ltd.)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: In Step (LP, 180g, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPAPB099

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(2016/Epic) 10 Tracks - Vaughan's last album before his tragic death in 1990, originally released in 1989. From the original master tapes! High quality vinyl and high quality gatefold cover package, incl. rice paper innersleeve! Limitied...
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In Step (2-LP, 200g Vinyl, 45rpm, Ltd.)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: In Step (2-LP, 200g Vinyl, 45rpm, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPAAPB099

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(2017/Sony-Epic) 10 Tracks - On 45rpm speed! Vaughan's last album before his tragic death in 1990, originally released in 1989. From the original master tapes! High quality 200g vinyl in a deluxe high quality gatefold cover package!...
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The Sky Is Crying (2-LP, 200g Vinyl, 45rpm, Ltd.)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: The Sky Is Crying (2-LP, 200g Vinyl, 45rpm, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPAAPB101

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(2017/Sony-Epic) 10 Tracks - On 45rpm speed! Reissue of the original 1991 album. From the original master tapes! High quality 200g vinyl in a deluxe high quality gatefold cover package! Strictly limited deluxe edition of 1000 copies!...
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Live
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live Art-Nr.: CDRV1024

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(RoxVox) 19 Tracks - Historic radio broadcast!​
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Live At Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, March 25, 1987 (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Live At Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, March 25,... Art-Nr.: LPDOR2154

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(DOL-Vinylogy) 12 Tracks - At the height of their career Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble live alive with a fantastic audience in full HQ sound!
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Live In Albuquerque & In Denver November 1989 (2-LP)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Live In Albuquerque & In Denver November 1989... Art-Nr.: LPDOR2070

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(DOL) 12 tracks
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In Step (LP, 180g Silver-Black Marbled Vinyl, Ltd.)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: In Step (LP, 180g Silver-Black Marbled Vinyl,... Art-Nr.: LPMOV1642

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(Music On Vinyl) 10 Tracks - 180 gram audiophile vinyl / GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM / FEATURING 'WALL OF DENIAL', 'CROSSFIRE' 'THE HOUSE IS ROCKIN', 'TIGHTROPE '& 'LEAVE MY GIRL ALONE' The Grammy Award Winning album...
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In Step (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: In Step (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPMOV919

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(Music On Vinyl) 10 tracks - 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Grammy Award-winning album "In Step" is Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's fourth studio album, originally released in 1989. Stevie Ray had just gotten clean after years of drug...
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