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Couldn't Stand The Weather (CD)

By: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Artist Snapshot:

In the 1980s, many assumed blues rock was left for dead, but Stevie Ray Vaughan helped breath life back into it. More than a straight-ahead bluesman, Texas-native Vaughan was influenced as much by Jimi Hendrix as he was by Otis Rush, and the singer/songwriter/guitarist possessed jaw-dropping technical abilities and pure soul in equal amounts. With his trio Double Trouble (later expanded to include keyboardist Reese Wynans), Vaughan helped spearhead something of a blues revival in the '80s. Like his hero Hendrix, though, the flamboyant guitar hero died too soon, killed in a helicopter accident in 1990.

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1   Scuttle Buttin' Buy Buy  
2   Couldn't Stand The Weather Buy Buy  
3   The Things (That) I Used To Do Buy Buy  
4   Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Buy Buy  
5   Cold Shot Buy Buy  
6   Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town) Buy Buy  
7   Honey Bee Buy Buy  
8   Stang's Swang Buy Buy  
9   SRV Speaks Buy Buy  
10   Hide Away Buy Buy  
11   Look At Little Sister Buy Buy  
12   Give Me Back My Wig Buy Buy  

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Album Description

Reissue of 1984 album with 4 bonus tracks. 2001.

Product Notes

In a brief interview that precedes this CD's four bonus tracks--all unreleased gems from the original 1984 sessions--Stevie Ray Vaughan makes the point that "music used to be more based on common everyday occurrences like a train's sound going down the track ... a horse walking." Then he comes on with a version of Freddie King's "Hideaway" that chugs like a locomotive. There's also a heretofore unheard slide-guitar-powered "Give Me Back My Wig" and a blueprint of what became Soul to Soul's radio hit "Look at Little Sister." All those follow the improved mixes of the original CD, which include Vaughan's heartbreak chronicles "Couldn't Stand the Weather" and "Cold Shot"; his first jazzer, "Stang's Swang"; and his initial Hendrix outing, "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)." It's the sound of the guitar hero growing as an artist on his own terms--sidestepping the irony that poisoned '90s rock to stay true to the real-life aesthetic of the blues. --Ted Drozdowski

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