Stevie Ray Vaughan -Don't Mess with Texas CD


Probably the finest blues guitarists to have emerged since Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan remains, despite his premature and tragic death in 1990, the blueprint player for the current generation. By 1986, Stevie Ray was in a fairly bad state following years of drug and alcohol abuse, but with the support of his girlfriend, the delightful Janna Lapidus Leblanc, he went into successful rehab and emerged rejuvenated and ready to set the world alight once more. In late 1986 he began the Live Alive Tour, backed by his regular group Double Trouble. Although initially uncertain whether he could maintain his previous high standards of musicianship on stage, while sober, the first few dates quelled all concerns, and the shows played across the next two years were considered to be some of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's best ever performances. The show included on this disc is from the earliest part of the tour, when Stevie and the band played the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, on 1st February 1987. Still refreshed and enthusiastic about their future, they play a scorching set packed with SRV classics, while providing further evidence to fans and critics alike that the man's extraordinary musical skills were as potent as ever they had been.

Track Listing

Scuttle Buttin'
Say What!
Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love
Lookin' Out The Window
Look At Little Sister
Hide Away

Willie The Wimp
Dirty Pool
Cold Shot
Couldn't Stand The Weather
Life Without You
Love Struck Baby

Release date 05.08.2020