Stevie Ray Vaughan - Happy New Year Blues w. Lonnie Mack: Fox Theatre Radio Broadcast 1986 CD


By late 1986, Stevie Ray Vaughan had been through rehab in London and, according to all reports, was feeling like a new man. His dependency problems, which had haunted him right through his career, were, he felt, now behind him and he was intent on two things; getting back to playing the blues and helping others overcome their own, similar problems. He achieved the former with ease and passion - this was, after all, what the master guitarist existed to do.

The concert featured on this CD is taken from an FM radio broadcast, transmitted live from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, on New Year's Eve '86, was clearly a dynamic event. Stevie and Double Trouble perform with gusto and flare, whilst the audience are wild with ecstasy. Joining Vaughan on stage after the new year kicks in is none other than guitar legend Lonnie Mack, and the two bluesmen bounce off each other beautifully for a magical rendition of Mack's 'Oreo Cookie Blues,' which ends this extraordinary performance and readies Stevie Ray to enter what, tragically, would become the final, albeit majestic, era of his career - and sadly his life.

Track Listing

  1. Lookin' Out The Window
  2. Look At Little Sister
  3. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  4. Superstition
  5. Willie The Wimp
  6. Cold Shot
  7. Couldn't Stand The Weather
  8. Life Without You
  9. Happy New Year Blues
  10. Rude Mood
  11. Oreo Cookie Blues (with Lonnie Mack)