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Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, commemorates the 10th Anniversary of Record Store Day with an electrifying line-up of exclusive new and collectible 7″ and 12″ vinyl releases.
For RSD 2017, Legacy is offering an extraordinary range of 7″ and 12″ titles from a variety of artists including Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Toto, André 3000, Robert Johnson, Coheed and Cambria, Dennis Wilson, Harry Nilsson, Moondog, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Johnny Mathis, Ben Folds (with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra), Johnny Cash, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and others.
Now in its tenth year, Record Store Day is an annual day-long celebration of record store culture held on the third Saturday in April. RSD 2017 will be celebrated at independent record stores worldwide on Saturday, April 22, 2017. To locate your nearest participating RSD 2017 retailer, please visit: http://recordstoreday.com/Stores.
Legacy Recordings Record Store Day 2017 releases include:
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Live At Carnegie Hall – 2LP 12″ vinyl
Stevie Ray Vaughan celebrated his 30th birthday in style in 1984, turning New York’s Carnegie Hall into a blistering Texas roadhouse for a sold out audience. Backed by Double Trouble (bass-ist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton) and featuring an all-star guest list that included Dr. John on piano and organ, brother Jimmie Vaughan on guitar and horn players from Roomful of Blues, it’s easy to hear why SRV deemed the show his “best birthday ever, forever.” Live At Carnegie Hall is available as a limited 2LP opaque brown vinyl set, exclusively for Record Store Day.
Read about other Record Store Day releases at LegacyRecordings.com.
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN EXHIBIT CURATED BY THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® MAKES FINAL STOP AT THE BULLOCK IN AUSTIN
Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan opens 3/10
On March 10, 2017, the exhibit, Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan, will open at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. Presented by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will offer visitors an in-depth look at the iconic career of Stevie Ray Vaughan. It opened in L.A. in 2014 as the first exhibit exclusively highlighting the career of the legendary Texas bluesman. Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother, serves as a guest curator for the exhibit that will make its final stop on the tour and only stop in Texas at the Bullock Museum in Austin.
“I’m excited to partner with the Bullock and GRAMMY Museum to honor my brother and his music,” Jimmie Vaughan said. “I know Stevie’s many Texas fans will enjoy this exhibit, as many of his personal, never-before-seen items will be on display. I hope by doing this, it will remind people of the incredible musician he was and all the music and love he gave to the world. I miss him every day.”
On display through July 23, 2017, the exhibit will feature numerous guitars, including Vaughan’s “Number One” Fender Stratocaster; early family photographs; original stage outfits, including Vaughan’s iconic hat; handwritten lyrics; original concert posters/ tour ephemera; and much more.
“We are thrilled to bring this incredibly rich Stevie Ray Vaughan experience to Texas,” Bullock Museum Interim Director Margaret Koch said. “Through a stunning array of artifacts, personal photographs, and multimedia features, our visitors will be able to gain insight into the life, artistry, and legacy of this influential and much-loved musician. As the final and only Texas venue, we’ve nearly doubled the size of the original exhibit to include artifacts from musicians who had an impact on Stevie’s early years, a never-before-exhibited drum set from Chris Layton, personal photographs from Antone’s, and footage of Stevie’s ACL Live performances. The museum is honored to have worked closely with the Vaughans and GRAMMY Live Museum to remember Stevie with this one-of-a-kind exhibition.”
Vaughan was a world-renowned guitar player who made an enormous impact on the history and widespread popularity of Texas blues. As the only Texas stop on this tour, the museum is proud to work closely with Jimmie to offer visitors this personal glimpse into Stevie’s life and work.”
With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the 1980s. He drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Albert Collins and rock ‘n’ roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as jazz guitarists like Kenny Burrell and Wes Montgomery, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist.
Vaughan bridged the gap between blues and rock like no other artist had since the late 1960s. From 1983 to 1990, Stevie Ray was the leading light in American blues, consistently selling out concerts while his albums regularly went gold. His tragic death in 1990 at age 35 cut short a brilliant career in blues and American rock, just as he was on the brink of superstardom.
“As a former music journalist, I had the pleasure of knowing him and writing about him,” said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. “I couldn’t be more pleased to pay tribute to him and share this exhibition with his Texas fans.”
The Bullock Museum is located at 1800 N. Congress Ave. The galleries are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, including details on exhibition-related programming, visit TheStoryofTexas.com.
Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan Curated by the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live.
Support for the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and education programs provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.
More from Fox 7 Austin:
- Stevie Ray Vaughan Exhibit Set For Grammy Museum Mississippi – May 6, 2016
- SRV Exhibit Opens March 31 At Tulsa’s Woody Guthrie Center – March 21, 2016
The Roanoke Times recently interviewed Doyle Bramhall II and Eric Johnson, and both spoke about Stevie Ray Vaughan. Here are excerpts from their comments about SRV, and you can read the full transcript at Roanoke.com.
When I was 17 years old, Stevie actually helped me get sober for the first time. So we were very close, and he helped me out quite a bit. … He would always invite me out and showcase me and try to get my name out there. … He was like an older brother to me. He was my dad’s writing partner and closest friends. Stevie looked up to my father, much how I looked up to Stevie. … I think of him when I think about what the next right move would be, because he always seemed to do what was good for the bigger picture, always, and he always gave his best. – Doyle Bramhall II
First and foremost, he was just such a nice guy, just a very unassuming, humble, down-to-earth, sweet person and easy to talk to. He just loved music. He had a really beautiful passion for it, so he was really able to get out of his own way and be an instrument himself. … There’s all the great players, Albert [King] and Buddy [Guy] and B.B. [King] and Freddie [King]. Stevie had something that was so real, as a second generation [electric] blues player, he was definitely as authentic as you could ever get. – Eric Johnson
Stevie Ray Vaughan was born on this day in 1954. Here’s an excellent clip from his headlining gig at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1985.