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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble formed the most impressive blues act of the 1980s, which made Vaughan's death in a helicopter crash at the start of the '90s all the more tragic. He grew up in Dallas, the younger brother of Jimmie Vaughan (cofounder of the Fabulous Thunderbirds). Stevie began playing in clubs at 12, and by 17 had dropped out of high school and moved to Austin. There followed years of struggling until April 23, 1982, when Vaughan and his group, Double Trouble, played a private audition for the Rolling Stones in New York. The gig led to an invitation to appear at the Montreux Jazz Festival, at which Vaughan was seen by David Bowie, who hired him to play guitar on his Let's Dance album, and Jackson Browne, who offered the free use of his recording studio. Vaughan took up that offer after being signed by legendary talent scout John Hammond to Epic, recording his debut album, Texas Flood, in the fall of 1982. The release of the album led to a wave of recognition that included gold albums, Grammy awards, and other accolades over the next seven years. In 1987, Vaughan took time out to go through a rehabilitation program to overcome alcohol and drug addiction, and he wrote about the experience on his final studio album, In Step (1989). In the last year of his life, he embarked on a co-headlining tour with Jeff Beck and recorded a duo album with his brother. He had just finished a jam with Eric Clapton and Robert Cray at a show at Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI, when he was killed. In 1991, Epic released the posthumous The Sky Is Crying, assembled by Jimmie Vaughan. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Stations Featuring
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    4 songs

    Electric Blues

    Electric Blues
    4 songs

    All Blues

    All Blues
    23 songs

    Southern Rock

    Southern Rock
    4 songs

    Rock Instrumentals

    2 songs

    Classic Blues Rock

    3 songs

    Classic Rock

    5 songs

    Classic Hard Rock

    5 songs

    Deep Classic Rock

    1 song

    Acoustic Rock

    1 song

    Modern Jazz

    1 song

Albums by
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

Top Songs by
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

  1.   Song
  2.   Pride and Joy
  3.   Little Wing
  4.   The Sky Is Crying
  5.   Life by the Drop
  6.   Willie the Wimp by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  7.   Scuttle Buttin'
  8.   I'm Cryin'
  9.   Close to You
  10.   Riviera Paradise
  11.   Lenny
  12.   Tell Me
  13.   All Your Love I Miss Loving by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  14.   Live Another Day
  15.   Little Wing/3rd Stone from the Sun
  16.   May I Have a Talk with You
  17.   They Call Me Guitar Hurricane by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  18.   Iced Over
  19.   Slide Thing
  20.   Letter to My Girlfriend by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  21.   Taxman
  22.   C.O.D.
  23.   Travis Walk
  24.   Wham!
  25.   Stang's Swang
  26.   Chitlins Con Carne
  27.   Lookin' Out the Window
  28.   Rude Mood/Hide Away
  29.   Flood Down in Texas
  30.   Little Wing/Third Stone from the Sun
  31.   In the Open
  32.   SRV Speaks
  33.   Shake For Me
  34.   The Sky Is Crying
  35.   Scratch-N-Sniff
  36.   Hug You, Squeeze You
  37.   Love Me Darlin'
  38.   Blues at Sunrise
  39.   You'll Be Mine
  40.   Intro featuring John Hammond
  41.   So Excited
  42.   Band Intros/Encores
  43.   Telephone Song

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