Stevie Ray Vaughan albums box set coming Oct 28th

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Epic Records celebrate electric blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan with the release of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection on Tuesday, October 28th.

A definitive career-encompassing 12 disc library, The Complete Epic Recordings Collection brings together, for the first time, the entirety of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s official studio and live album canon including the inaugural commercial release of A Legend In The Making, a highly collectible (formerly) promotional only recording of SRV & DT’s incendiary performance at Toronto’s El Mocambo club in 1983.

In addition, The Complete Epic Recordings Collection features two discs compiling rare and hard-to-find archival tracks.

On April 26, 2014, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble among the artists to be inducted into the newly created Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, launched in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the PBS televised concert series. The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on PBS in October 2014.

Stephen Ray Vaughan was born in Dallas, Texas on October 3, 1954, the same year the Fender Stratocaster went into production. Stevie Ray picked up his first six-string at the age of 7, dropped out of high school in 1971 and moved to Austin in ’72, going on to become one of the most influential and electrifying blues guitarists ever. After honing his chops in a variety of bands throughout the ’70s, Stevie Ray formed his own group, SRV & Double Trouble, in 1978. Hellbent and intent on revitalizing the blues for contemporary audiences, Stevie Ray served as the power trio’s charismatic frontman and evangelical electric guitarist, driven and underscored by drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon.

Stevie Ray and Double Trouble’s reputation as a transcendent live experience gained considerable traction following a watershed performance at the Montreux International Jazz Festival in 1982 (included in The Complete Epic Recordings Collection).

Recommended to the label by A&R giant John Hammond, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble recorded the band’s studio debut, Texas Flood, for Epic Records in 1983. Going on to achieve RIAA double platinum status, Texas Flood opened the gates for a flow of gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, an unprecedented achievement for any blues act.

Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990, following an awe-inspiring performance with Double Trouble and Eric Clapton at the Alpine Valley Resort in Wisconsin. Though his mainstream career lasted a mere seven years, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s enduring contribution to the blues can be heard in the work of younger players including John Mayer, Derek Trucks and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam.

Stevie Ray Vaughan was the recipient of numerous musical awards, during his lifetime and posthumously. In 1983, readers of Guitar Player voted him as Best New Talent and Best Electric Blues Guitar Player. In 1984, the Blues Foundation named him Entertainer of the Year and Blues Instrumentalist of the Year, and in 1987 Performance Magazine honored him with Rhythm and Blues Act of the Year. Earning six Grammy Awards and ten Austin Music Awards, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2014. Rolling Stone ranked Vaughan as the twelfth greatest guitarist of all time.

12 CD

Disc 1: In The Beginning

(KLBJ-FM radio broadcast produced by Wayne Bell — Recorded April 1, 1980; Austin, Texas)

  1. In The Open
  2. Slide Thing
  3. They Call Me Guitar Hurricane
  4. All Your Love I Miss Loving
  5. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
  6. Love Struck Baby
  7. Tell Me
  8. Shake For Me
  9. Live Another Day

Stevie Ray Vaughan–guitar, vocals; Jackie Newhouse–bass; Chris Layton–drums

Originally released as Epic 53168, 1992
Peak chart position: #58

Disc 2: Live At Montreux 1982

(July 17, 1982; Montreux International Jazz Festival)

  1. Hide Away
  2. Rude Mood
  3. Pride And Joy
  4. Texas Flood
  5. Love Struck Baby
  6. Dirty Pool
  7. Give Me Back My Wig
  8. Collins Shuffle

Originally released as Epic/Legacy 86151, 2001
Peak chart position: #178

Disc 3: Live At Montreux 1985

(July 15, 1985; Montreux International Jazz Festival)

  1. Scuttle Buttin’
  2. Say What!
  3. Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love
  4. Pride And Joy
  5. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  6. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
  7. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  8. Texas Flood
  9. Life Without You
  10. Gone Home
  11. Couldn’t Stand The Weather

Stevie Ray Vaughan–guitar, vocals; Tommy Shannon–bass; Chris Layton–drums; Reese Wynans–organ; Johnny Copeland –vocals, guitar (Track 6)

Originally released as Epic/Legacy 86151, 2001
Peak chart position: #178

Disc 4: Texas Flood

  1. Love Struck Baby
  2. Pride And Joy
  3. Texas Flood
  4. Tell Me
  5. Testify
  6. Rude Mood
  7. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  8. Dirty Pool
  9. I’m Cryin’
  10. Lenny

Stevie Ray Vaughan–guitar, vocals; Tommy Shannon–bass; Chris “Whipper” Layton–drums

Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richard Mullen and Double Trouble
Executive Producer: John Hammond

Originally released as Epic 38734, 1983
Peak chart position: #38

Disc 5: A Legend In The Making—Live At The El Mocambo

(Recorded Toronto, Canada, July 20, 1983, originally released for radio broadcast only)

  1. Testify
  2. So Excited
  3. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  4. Pride And Joy
  5. Tell Me
  6. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  7. Texas Flood
  8. Love Struck Baby
  9. You’ll Be Mine
  10. Hug You, Squeeze You
  11. Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun
  12. Lenny
  13. Wham!
  14. Rude Mood

Stevie Ray Vaughan–guitar, vocals; Tommy Shannon–bass; Chris Layton–drums

Disc 6: Couldn’t Stand The Weather 

(1984)

  1. Scuttle Buttin’
  2. Couldn’t Stand The Weather
  3. The Things (That) I Used To Do
  4. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  5. Cold Shot
  6. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
  7. Honey Bee
  8. Stang’s Swang

Stevie Ray Vaughan–guitar, vocals; Tommy Shannon–bass; Chris “Whipper” Layton–drums; Jimmie Vaughan–guitar (Tracks 2, 3); Fran Christina–drums Track 8); Stan Harrison–tenor saxophone (Track 8)

Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, Richard Mullen, and Jim Capfer
Executive Producer: John Hammond

Originally released as Epic 39304, 1984
Peak chart position: #31

Disc 7: Live At Carnegie Hall

(Recorded October 4, 1984; New York City)

  1. Intro–Ken Dashow/John Hammond
  2. Scuttle Buttin’
  3. Testify
  4. Love Struck Baby
  5. Honey Bee
  6. Cold Shot
  7. Letter To My Girlfriend
  8. Dirty Pool
  9. Pride And Joy
  10. The Things That I Used To Do
  11. C.O.D.
  12. Iced Over
  13. Lenny
  14. Rude Mood

Stevie Ray Vaughan–guitar, vocals; Tommy Shannon–bass; Chris Layton–drums; Jimmie Vaughan–guitar; Dr. John–keyboards; George Rains–drums; The Roomful Of Blues Horn Section: Bob Enos–trumpet; Porky Cohen–trombone; Rich Lataille–alto saxophone; Greg Piccolo–tenor saxophone; Doug James–baritone saxophone; and Angela Strehli–vocals (Track 11)

Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Originally released as Epic 68163, 1997
Peak chart position: #40

Disc 8: Soul To Soul

(1985)

  1. Say What!
  2. Lookin’ Out The Window
  3. Look At Little Sister
  4. Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love
  5. Gone Home
  6. Change It
  7. You’ll Be Mine
  8. Empty Arms
  9. Come On (Part III)
  10. Life Without You

Stevie Ray Vaughan–guitar, vocals; Tommy Shannon–bass; Chris “Whipper” Layton–drums; Reese Wynans–keyboards; Joe Sublett–saxophone

Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble and Richard Mullen
Executive Producer: John Hammond

Originally released as Epic 40036, 1985
Peak chart position: #34

Disc 9: Live Alive

(Recorded July 16, 1985, Montreux International Jazz Festival; July 17-18, 1986, Austin, Texas; July 19, 1986, Dallas, Texas)

  1. Say What!
  2. Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love
  3. Pride And Joy
  4. Mary Had A Little Lamb
  5. Superstition
  6. I’m Leaving You (Commit A Crime)
  7. Cold Shot
  8. Willie The Wimp
  9. Look At Little Sister
  10. Texas Flood
  11. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  12. Love Struck Baby
  13. Change It
  14. Life Without You

Stevie Ray Vaughan–guitar, vocals; Tommy Shannon–bass; Chris “Whipper” Layton–drums; Reese Wynans–keyboards; Jimmie Vaughan–guitar or six string bass (Tracks 8, 9, 12, 13)

Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Originally released as Epic 40511, 1986
Peak chart position: #52

Disc 10: In Step

(1989)

  1. The House Is Rockin’
  2. Crossfire
  3. Tightrope
  4. Let Me Love You Baby
  5. Leave My Girl Alone
  6. Travis Walk
  7. Wall Of Denial
  8. Scratch-N-Sniff
  9. Love Me Darlin’
  10. Riviera Paradise

Stevie Ray Vaughan–guitar, vocals; Tommy Shannon–bass; Chris Layton–drums; Reese Wynans–keyboards; Joe Sublett, Darrell Leonard–horns (Tracks 2, 9)

Produced by Jim Gaines & Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California

Originally released as Epic 45024, 1989
Peak chart position: #33

Disc 11: Archives/Disc One

  1. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
  2. Empty Arms
  3. Come On (Part III)
  4. Look At Little Sister
  5. The Sky Is Crying
  6. Hide Away
  7. Give Me Back My Wig
  8. Boot Hill
  9. Wham!
  10. Close To You
  11. Little Wing
  12. Stang’s Swang

Disc 12: Archives/Disc Two

  1. May I Have A Talk With You
  2. Boilermaker
  3. The Sky Is Crying
  4. Shake And Bake
  5. So Excited
  6. Slip Slidin’ Slim
  7. Chitlins Con Carne
  8. Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun
  9. Boot Hill
  10. Life By The Drop

Archives/Disc One, Track 1 produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richard Mullen and Double Trouble; Executive Producer: John Hammond
Archives/Disc One, Tracks 2-12 produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, Richard Mullen, and Jim Capfer; Executive Producer: John Hammond
Archives/Disc Two, Tracks 1-8 produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble and Richard Mullen; Executive Producer: John Hammond
Archives/Disc Two, Track 9 produced by Jim Gaines & Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Archives/Disc Two, Track 10 produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jim Gaines

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