Texas Flood:  In a Stevie Ray Vaughan mood

I guess the one good thing about the recent flooding in Texas, opens a new window is that it reminded me of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s song “Texas Flood”, which then reminded me of a bunch of his music I hadn’t listened to in years. We lost him too soon (he was only 35 when he died.) The day after he died I had just gotten out of class and had planned to buy tickets to see him here in Tucson. I turned on the radio and the DJ was announcing that he had died the previous night in a helicopter crash. Not seeing him play live will always be one of the regrets of my life; what a guitar slinger! Fortunately, Freegal has a number of his albums and greatest hits packages. (And by the way, you do know he played guitar on David Bowie’s album “Let’s Dance”, right?)

 

 

The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble, opens a new window

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Greatest Hits, opens a new window

In Step, opens a new window

Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985, opens a new window

 

 

Check him out on Best of Bowie

Read more about Stevie Ray Vaughan in the E-Library, opens a new window.

--Amy Barnhill