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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- In Step 35th Anniversary

1989 album "In Step" by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, just the mere facts are impressive. "In Step" was the Texas trio's fourth studio album, but their first after Vaughan's collapse and near death from substance abuse." In Step"  won a Grammy Award, one of six Vaughan amassed, while racking up the best sales of Vaughan's lauded career because of "The House is Rockin'","Crossfire", "Tightrope","Let Me Love You Baby", and the stunner "Riviera Paradise". Yet the significance of In Step   as a musical statement of intent cannot be told by mere sales or awards. It can only be assessed by the friends who knew Stevie Vaughan best (Eric Clapton), the musicians who inspired him first (Buddy Guy, the late Doyle Bramhall), the players who supported him before and after recovery(Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon), the musicians who in turn Vaughan inspired (Joe Bonamassa ), and the biographer who tried to capture his lightning in a bottle (author Joe Nick Patoski). They are all In Step here In the Studio.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- Couldn’t Stand the Weather 40th- Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, Buddy Guy, SRV

Double Trouble's Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon are joined by blues legend Buddy Guy and my rare archival 1984 interview with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan here In the Studio for the fortieth anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's "Couldn't Stand the Weather".
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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- Texas Flood 40th

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's first,"Texas Flood", turns forty. Included here in these classic rock interviews is my second interview with Stevie in late Spring 1984; legendary bluesman Buddy Guy; Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, singer/songwriter Doyls Bramhall, and biographer Joe Nick Patoski; and the songs "Pride and Joy","Cold Shot", the spectacular Hendrix cover"Voodoo Child", "Look at Little Sister","Life Without You", and two "Big" Doyle Bramhall songs, "Change It" and "Life By the Drop".

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble- Cold Shot- Austin 4-15-84

When Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble welcomed  Jimmie Vaughan to join them on stage April 15, 1984 at the Austin Opera House to help them perform "Cold Shot", Stevie's big brother was actually a bigger star then by virtue of anchoring the butt-rocking guitar slot in the Fabulous Thunderbirds.