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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection To Be Released October 28

Epic Records and Legacy Recordings Celebrate Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 60th Birthday Year with Release of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

Definitive 12 Disc SRV & DT Library Includes 1st Commercial Release of 1983’s A Legend In The Making – Live at the El Mocambo Toronto Concert

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection Available Tuesday, October 28.

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New York, NY – August 27, 2014 – 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 28, 2014.

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.

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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 award, 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.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

Disc 1: In The Beginning (KLBJ-FM radio broadcast produced by Wayne Bell
Recorded April 1, 1980; Austin, Texas)
In The Open
Slide Thing
They Call Me Guitar Hurricane
All Your Love I Miss Loving
Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
Love Struck Baby
Tell Me
Shake For Me
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)
Hide Away
Rude Mood
Pride And Joy
Texas Flood
Love Struck Baby
Dirty Pool
Give Me Back My Wig
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)
Scuttle Buttin’
Say What!
Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love
Pride And Joy
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Texas Flood
Life Without You
Gone Home
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
Love Struck Baby
Pride And Joy
Texas Flood
Tell Me
Testify
Rude Mood
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Dirty Pool
I’m Cryin’
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)
Testify
So Excited
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Pride And Joy
Tell Me
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Texas Flood
Love Struck Baby
You’ll Be Mine
Hug You, Squeeze You
Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun
Lenny
Wham!
Rude Mood

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

Disc 6: Couldn’t Stand The Weather (1984)
Scuttle Buttin’
Couldn’t Stand The Weather
The Things (That) I Used To Do
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Cold Shot
Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
Honey Bee
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)

Intro–Ken Dashow/John Hammond
Scuttle Buttin’
Testify
Love Struck Baby
Honey Bee
Cold Shot
Letter To My Girlfriend
Dirty Pool
Pride And Joy
The Things That I Used To Do
C.O.D.
Iced Over
Lenny
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)

Say What!
Lookin’ Out The Window
Look At Little Sister
Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love
Gone Home
Change It
You’ll Be Mine
Empty Arms
Come On (Part III)
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)

Say What!
Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love
Pride And Joy
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Superstition
I’m Leaving You (Commit A Crime)
Cold Shot
Willie The Wimp
Look At Little Sister
Texas Flood
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Love Struck Baby
Change It
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)

The House Is Rockin’
Crossfire
Tightrope
Let Me Love You Baby
Leave My Girl Alone
Travis Walk
Wall Of Denial
Scratch-N-Sniff
Love Me Darlin’
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

Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
Empty Arms
Come On (Part III)
Look At Little Sister
The Sky Is Crying
Hide Away
Give Me Back My Wig
Boot Hill
Wham!
Close To You
Little Wing
Stang’s Swang

Disc 12: Archives/Disc Two

May I Have A Talk With You
Boilermaker
The Sky Is Crying
Shake And Bake
So Excited
Slip Slidin’ Slim
Chitlins Con Carne
Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun
Boot Hill
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

Stevie Ray Vaughan Cover Story In Guitar World October 2014 Issue

To celebrate what would have been Stevie Ray Vaughan’s 60th birthday, the October 2014 issue of Guitar World has an in-depth cover story on 30 of his greatest recordings — from “Texas Flood” to “Riviera Paradise” and “Couldn’t Stand The Weather” to “The Sky Is Crying.” The magazine also covers the story of SRV and Double Trouble recording their debut album in 1982. Blues legend Buddy Guy also pays tribute to SRV, and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett covers how to play like SRV. The magazine also includes a poster tribute to Stevie Ray’s Number One guitar. Get the magazine on newsstands or order it online today!

Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar World October 2014 cover

Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues Of Stevie Ray Vaughan – Grammy Museum Exhibit

On June 12, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will unveil Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Located on the Museum’s fourth floor, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will offer visitors an in-depth look at the iconic career of Stevie Ray Vaughan. This will be the first exhibition exclusively highlighting the career of the legendary bluesman. Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie’s brother, will serve as a guest curator.

“I’m excited to partner with The GRAMMY Museum to honor my brother and his music,” said Jimmie Vaughan. “I know Stevie’s many 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 2015, the exhibit will feature:

  • several guitars, including Vaughan’s “Number One” Fender Stratocaster;
  • early family photographs;
  • original stage outfits, including Vaughan’s famous Indian headdress;
  • handwritten lyrics;
  • original concert posters/ tour ephemera;
  • and much more…

Get more details at the Grammy Museum.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Video: Stevie Ray Vaughan ‘Texas Flood’ Live In 1989 – Speakeasy

In 1989, Stevie Ray Vaughan was part of an all-star blues lineup that played a concert for the inauguration of George H.W. Bush. The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy today premiered video of SRV playing “Texas Flood” with Double Trouble, and his brother, Jimmie Vaughan — part of 25 minutes of Vaughan songs.

The concert also featured performances by Bo Diddley, Dr. John, Sam Moore, Billy Preston, Albert Collins, Percy Sledge, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Joe Louis Walker, Ronnie Wood and Jimmie Vaughan.

The entire two-hour concert will be released May 6 through Shout Factory as “A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert.”

Read more at Speakeasy.

Stevie Ray Vaughan - A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Inducted Into Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame

The first Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction ceremony brought the show back to its original venue for one night: KLRU’s Studio 6A on the University of Texas campus. … Held on Saturday, April 26, … the Hall of Fame’s first class of inductees included Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, famed UT football coach Darrell Royal and show creator Bill Arhos.

… The stage heated up with a series of impressive guitar solos from artists honoring Vaughan & Double Trouble. Double Trouble’s Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans shared the stage with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Mike Farris, Doyle Bramhall II, Robert Randolph, Eric Zapata and Buddy Guy. Stevie Ray’s brother Jimmie, who is on tour in Australia, appeared in a video honoring his younger brother. You could feel the spirit of Stevie as Randolph and Bramhall tore up “Pride and Joy.” Rounding out a night of incredible music, Nelson, Lovett and Nelson’s son, Lukas, joined everyone on stage for the grand finale, “Texas Flood.”

Read more at CultureMap Austin.

Reese Wynans, Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton at Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction ceremony

Reese Wynans, Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton give their induction acceptance speech. Scott Newton/Courtesy of KLRU-TV

Buddy Guy at Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction ceremony

Buddy Guy performs with Double Trouble in tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Scott Newton/Courtesy of KLRU-TV

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble To Be Inducted Into ACL Hall Of Fame

To celebrate its 40th season, Austin City Limits has announced the ACL Hall of Fame. Its first musical inductees will be Texas music legends Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. They will be honored alongside two individuals who played a lasting role in the success of the series: the show’s creator Bill Arhos and former University of Texas football coach, Darrel K Royal.

ACL will return to its original home, Studio 6A on the University of Texas at Austin campus, for the inaugural induction on April 26. An invitation-only event, the inaugural ceremony will feature performances by artists including Doyle Bramhall II, Mike Farris, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Lukas Nelson, Robert Randolph and Kenny Wayne Shepherd as well as Willie Nelson.

Read more at CultureMap Austin.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan & More Set for PBS ‘A Celebration Of Blues & Soul: The 1989 Inaugural Concert’ – Video Preview

This March, PBS viewers will be treated to the world television premiere of a never-before-seen historic concert featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan and some of the biggest names in blues and rock history performing their greatest hits. Recorded during a live Presidential Inaugural concert event in 1989, the video and audiotapes of this concert were presumed lost for nearly 20 years.

A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL: THE 1989 INAUGURAL CONCERT is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning March 1, 2014. (check local listings)

A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL features nearly 20 minutes of dazzling Stevie Ray Vaughan performances including “Superstition,” “Love Struck Baby” with guest artist Jimmie Vaughan, and “Frosty,” with guest artists Jimmie Vaughan and Blues Hall of Fame legend Albert Collins.

Also featured are Dr. John’s performance of “Right Place, Wrong Time,” Bo Diddley’s performance of “Hey! Bo Diddley,” with Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones, “Hoochie Coochie Man,” performed by Willie Dixon with Albert Collins, fellow Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Joe Louis Walker and Delbert McClinton, and McClinton’s own performance of “Just A Little Bit,” with both Albert Collins and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Cropper. Finally, A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL features a very special tribute to the legendary artists who recorded for Memphis’ Stax Records.

Read more details at BroadwayWorld.com.

SRV & Double Trouble Inducted Into Musicians Hall Of Fame

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble were among 12 artists saluted by the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, in the Nashville-based organization’s first induction ceremony in nearly five years.

Double Trouble at Musicians Hall of Fame induction ceremony Jan. 28, 2014

Joe Chambers with Double Trouble members Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble at the Fourth Annual Musicians Hall of Fame induction ceremony Jan. 28, 2014, in Nashville. Vaughan was inducted posthumously. Photo credit: Steven S. Harman / The Tennessean

The inductees included:

Randy Bachman
Jimmy Capps
Peter Frampton
Buddy Guy
Ben Keith
Will Lee
Barbara Mandrell
Corki Casey O’Dell
Velma Smith
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
2014 Iconic Riff Award – Roy Orbison for “Oh, Pretty Woman”
2014 Industry Icon Award – Mike Curb

Read more and view photos at The Tennessean.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble To Be Inducted Into Musicians Hall Of Fame

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble will be inducted this year into the Musicians Hall of Fame! The 2014 Induction Ceremony will be held at the 10,000-seat arena of Nashville’s Historic Municipal Auditorium on January 28th, the new home of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

With Stevie on guitar, Chris Layton on drums, Tommy Shannon on bass guitar and Reese Wynans on keyboards, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble ignited the blues revival in the 1980s with sold out concerts and Gold records.

The 2014 Induction Ceremony is open to the general public. Tickets begin at $35 and are available for purchase at Ticketmaster.

Musicians Hall of Fame - 2014 Induction Ceremony