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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

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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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Albums by
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

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    22 songs

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    Archives

    20 songs

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    Texas Flood [Legacy Edition]

    13 songs

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    Couldn't Stand the Weather

    15 songs

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    In Step

    10 songs

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    The Sky Is Crying

    10 songs

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    Soul to Soul

    32 songs

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    Couldn't Stand the Weather [Legacy Edition]

    33 songs

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    The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

    14 songs

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    Live at Carnegie Hall

    13 songs

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    Live Alive

    9 songs

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    In the Beginning

    10 songs

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    Texas Flood

    15 songs

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    The Full Discover Package

    13 songs

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    Soul to Soul

    15 songs

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    Texas Flood

    10 songs

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    In Step [10 Tracks]

    38 songs

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    The Complete Epic Recordings Collection (Studio)

    5 songs

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    Discover Beyond

    5 songs

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    Discover Further

    5 songs

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    Discover More

    41 songs

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    Original Album Classics

    27 songs

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    Texas Flood/Couldn't Stand the Weather

    5 songs

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    Discover Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

    10 songs

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    Blues at Sunrise

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Top Songs by
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

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  2.   Pride and Joy
  3.   The Sky Is Crying
  4.   Life by the Drop
  5.   Willie the Wimp by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  6.   Scuttle Buttin'
  7.   I'm Cryin'
  8.   Close to You
  9.   Riviera Paradise
  10.   Lenny
  11.   Tell Me
  12.   They Call Me Guitar Hurricane by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  13.   All Your Love I Miss Loving by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  14.   Live Another Day
  15.   Iced Over
  16.   Slide Thing
  17.   May I Have a Talk with You
  18.   Wham!
  19.   C.O.D.
  20.   Little Wing/3rd Stone from the Sun
  21.   Letter to My Girlfriend by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  22.   Stang's Swang
  23.   Chitlins Con Carne
  24.   Taxman
  25.   Travis Walk
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

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    Modern Blues

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    Echoes - Classic Rockers Remembered

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    Blues

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    Phillip Phillips: I Am The DJ

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    Southern Rock

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    B.B. King: DNA

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    Jimi Hendrix: DNA

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    Classic Rock

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    Brothers Osborne: I Am The DJ

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    Acoustic Anthems

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    Gruden's Groove: I Am The DJ

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    Traditional Blues

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    '80s Rock

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    Modern Jazz


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