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Music Single : Stevie Ray Vaughan – Pride and Joy

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Blues and rock come together thanks to SVR. I remember hearing about this guitarist who was playing with David Bowie. Then I heard the same name again. The album was Texas Flood and it was that guy again, Stevie Ray Vaughn and his band Double Trouble. This is a cut off that record. Fantastic. It wasn’t anything at all related to DB. Listen to this song kick it. Great vocals and killer guitar. CB was instantly into it. Another one of those guys that can sing and play and man can he play.

He takes couple solos and just nails them. Perfect blend of rockin blues. I’d heard lots of blues and lots of rock but nothing like the sound that Stevie was making. Special talent as far as CB is concerned. I don’t take for granted how good this is. Stevie was right up my alley and came along and kicked my music mind in the ass. Crank it and listen to a great unique talent. Man can that guy play and does it sound good.  Perfect tune in my spin list.

 

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30 comments on “Music Single : Stevie Ray Vaughan – Pride and Joy

  1. Yeah, Another Blogger
    November 11, 2018

    Wow. I never knew (or maybe I forgot) that Stevie Ray played on the Let’s Dance album. I will pull that album off the shelf and give it a spin.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 11, 2018

      Yeah it was a surprise for me. I have never really listened to the Bowie thing other than what I’d catch on the radio but I remember picking a few of SRV’s licks out of a song. I just remember something was mentioned about this guitarist that was working with Bowie.

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    • Jim S.
      November 11, 2018

      Bowie somewhat “discovered” SRV at the Montreux Jazz Festival and asked him to play on “Let’s Dance.” It seemed like there was no less likely pairing in rock and roll history than these two guys. But Bowie had a strong R&B background and definitely recognized talent when he saw it. SRV’s debut album wasn’t out yet and so Bowie helped put him on the map. I believe Bowie asked Stevie to tour with him but SRV declined so he could do his own thing.

      Great tune here, CB one of my favorites. This is the era when I was playing in bands and I seem to remember us giving this a shot. I don’t know how the hell (or if) we pulled it off as that lick is tricky to play and certainly neither I nor my fellow guitarist could play this well. Delusions of grandeur I suppose. Probably faked and hacked our way through it.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 11, 2018

        Yes a strange pairing for sure. You kinda know which direction I lean towards with their styles. Lots of info as usual Doc. I’m a huge SRV guy.

        Not being a guitarist or a musician I probably miss how truly good he was. All I know is i love his package from top to bottom. When he cuts loose I can’t get enough. As I keep doing this CB thing, Stevie will come up a lot more. He is one of those special music guys. A carrier of so much that went before him and a breath of new life into music period. Giving his stuff a go would take balls but I would bet you guys had the feel. That’s all that matters.

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      • Jim S.
        November 12, 2018

        It helps to play an instrument for sure but then again, not entirely necessary. I dig the shit out of Keith Jarrett yet can’t play a lick of piano. We are on the same page with SRV. He was the real deal, a true Texas bluesman. I can now play more of his stuff than I could back then but it sure helps that we have all these tools (guitar mags, videos, etc.), to make it easier.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 12, 2018

        Voodoo Child – Hendrix, SVR and Big Head Todd

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      • Jim S.
        November 12, 2018

        And Music Enthusiast

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 12, 2018

        I put that guy in there but my computer must have fucked up.

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  2. J.
    November 13, 2018

    Yes! I have yon Sonic Highways to thank for throwing SRV on my radar (I’m not a fan of the Foo Fighters, but a pal suggested I watch cause there was loads I’d like… he wasn’t wrong). Anyhoo, I heard Texas Flood and I was floored. This is the real deal. That guy is one of the greatest and that album is an incredible record full to the brim with the best tunes and playing I can imagine.

    Have you ever watched the Austin City Limits appearances?

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 13, 2018

      He was a kick in the ass when he came around. I ate his music up. And Yes I’ve watched all those ‘Austin’ shows. A few regrets and one is missing him live. He came through my town right when he broke and i missed him. A buddy of mine went and was blown away. Still kicking myself on that one.
      ‘Sonic Highways’? Not familiar

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      • J.
        November 15, 2018

        Man, based on the live stuff I’ve seen, I can only imagine your buddy is still trying to wrap his head around what he saw and heard!! Those Austin performances blew my mind.

        Sonic Highways is worth a gander, CB. It was the companion piece for their album. Basically they record in different studios in different cities and talk music. Loads of great artists and chat, but the songs at the end are shocking (in my opinion). Anyhoo, I reckon you’d dig it. I’d recommend the show to anyone.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 15, 2018

        Get this J. My buddy went with some gal that had tickets. I was a total shot in the dark.
        Yes I will search out ‘Sonic’. I like that sort of stuff. I take “shocking’ at not in a real good way.

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      • J.
        November 15, 2018

        What a shot in the dark!

        And yeah, shocking in the worst way possible. Even Joe Walsh couldn’t save it.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 15, 2018

        Not even Joe Walsh! I love that guy. Maybe you could answer me the question. How did he end up in the Eagles?

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      • J.
        November 15, 2018

        Not even Joe Walsh, man… and his contribution is just majestic. (in my opinion). The footage is in the show, too… and the reaction of the Foo’s drummer is brilliant.

        Anyhoo, Lord knows how he ended up with the Eagles. He’s definitely a more interesting cat than any of them.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 15, 2018

        I went into an alcohol induced coma for a few years, sobered up and Joe was in the Eagles. I still can’t get my head around that one. At least he put some cash in his pockets.

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      • J.
        November 15, 2018

        Haha! I dare say Joe did the same!

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  3. Jim S.
    November 13, 2018

    I’ll stick my fat nose in here to say a couple of things. The Austin City Limits shows were a big deal at the time. SRV was a new discovery and the show was more popular then. (Is it still around?) I think I’ve told this story before but my stepmother – who is no fan of rock but loves blues – called me up and raved about SRV on that show. She’s more a fan of Sinatra and that ilk but she appreciates musicianship when she sees it. And she freaking loves blues.

    I watched ‘Sonic Highways’ thanks to my Nirvana/Foo-loving kid, Sonny Boy. It details Grohl and company’s recording of an album as they toured various cities. Grohl also did a doc called ‘Sound City’ about that famous LA recording studio. Dave is a true believer. Haven’t watched that one yet but SB reminds me about it from time to time.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 13, 2018

      I’ve hear of music sources before but “stepmother” is the best. You’ve mentioned her music love before.
      I will search that “Sonic” thing out . Sonny Boy being another great music source. I like when people try to catch the vibe from places. How Robertson penned a lot of his stuff. You can “stick” your shnozola in anytime fella.
      Austin still does great shows. Don’t seem to be as frequent like the old days. You have to be jonesing to do some Stevie.

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      • Jim S.
        November 13, 2018

        It was Sonny Boy who reminded me of “It Might Get Loud.” Did you ever read Robertson’s autobio? You should. Then you should pen a screenplay. As to SRV, I’ve done some of his tunes periodically but never the Full Stevie. I’m working on a series on another band now that will kick ass and then maybe sometime after that.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 13, 2018

        We talked the Robertson bio before. I read ‘Across The Great Divide’ years before. I’ve kind a give Robbie a bit of a rest but I will probably get to it sometime. “Screenplay” very interesting. He has come up in conversations relating to that lately.
        Look forward to it. I’m getting off my ass and doing the Jazz thing finally.

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      • Jim S.
        November 14, 2018

        Hmm. Tell me more about the Robertson thing through the usual secret back channels. Do the jazz thing already. Go big – as we say in these parts – or go home.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 14, 2018

        I will keep you up on things. Yeah already have a couple Jazz things in the bag.

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      • Jim S.
        November 14, 2018

        I want a role in that fucking movie. Older Robbie? Put some makeup on me and I’ll play Levon. Or maybe the doorman at the club.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 14, 2018

        Ronnie Hawkins.

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      • Jim S.
        November 14, 2018

        Perfect.

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  4. Jim S.
    November 15, 2018

    To the question of how Joe Walsh wound up in the Eagles, I don’t know all the nuts and bolts but I do know that they had been on the same bill a few times and shared a manager. Joe did an album in ’74 called “So What” and not only did Frey and Henley play on it but Henley and Walsh co-wrote a song. So when Bernie Leadon left and they wanted a little bit of a grittier sound, they turned to Joe. I don’t think they were sure even after all that that he would fit in. But things seem to have worked out pretty well.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 15, 2018

      As usual you give CB his “Rock Schooling”. I had no idea he was even with the Eagles. Just never listened to their music. Then I heard a song on the radio. Thought it was a Joe tune and it turned out it was but with the Eagles.
      Joe’s just so damn likable. I like his stuff away from the feathered guys.

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      • Jim S.
        November 16, 2018

        I didn’t care for the Eagles at first but they grew on me over time. Still not crazy about some of the early shit like “Take It Easy.” You will, however, be pleased to know that I once sang “Best of My Love” at a karaoke thing on a cruise ship once. Gotta say I’ve got some balls taking on Don Henley, one of the best singers in the business. It pretty much sucked – and I mean bigtime – but WTF.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 16, 2018

        I’ll take my buddy Doc and SRV any day.

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