Monday, January 31, 2022

Mode Plagal: Mode Plagal II 1998 + Mode Plagal III 2001

Something very strange has been happening at the butt of the Balkans for the past decade. Greek music, which in the days of the dictators endured campaigns to cleanse it of oriental influence, has been reaching east for the echoes of its Levantine soul.

Mode Plagal are typical of the Byzantine ability to look both ways at once. On first hearing, they are a driving, straightahead jazz-funk outfit. Listen longer and the restless Greek spirit, audible in the

transcendent sax of Thodoris Rellos, becomes evident, drawing from rembetika - the Greek blues - and the dance music of the Balkans, Thrace, Asia Minor and all points east. Mode Plagal have also crossed the line to produce a remarkable album, influenced by classical Byzantine/Ottoman music, with the Turkish group Bosphorus, led by the Zambian-born composer Nikiforos Metaxas - a solitary Greek salmon who has swum against the tide of history and returned to Constantinople.

Mode Plagal, an inspired, pioneering Greek jazz-folk fusion group, is unique in Greece and beyond, for its ability to cover over-familiar (and thus, potentially boring) material in a way that sounds fresh and new, carrying the Greek vernacular into the 21st century better than almost anyone else in the country today.

They have been going strong for twenty-five years as friends and fifteen years as a group, releasing their first album (Mode Plagal I) on AnoKato Records in 1995, before moving to Lyra Records where they released their next two albums (I and II) and then their collaboration with the Istanbul-based ensemble Bosphorus titled Beyond the Bosphorus on Hitch-Hyke Records. Apart from their own

considerable success both within and beyond Greece, the three primaries in the ensemble, Thodoris Rellos, Takis Kanellos and Kleon Antoniou, are also sought-after session musicians and can be found behind recent successes by Alkinoos Ioannidis, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Yiota Vei and Vassilis Skoulas; on recent projects by Greece's homegrown Dylan, Dionysis Savvopoulos; and in projects such as 667 and 'mandata sound.' Their session work results in the emergence of new ideas but also brings out the negative side, like the tension associated with playing in front of large audiences, day in and day out, performing material other than your own.

One late September day in 2005, in Thessaloniki, Mode Plagal's drummer and founding member, Takis Kanellos, talked about the past, the present and the future of Mode Plagal, touching on many of the subjects that are crucial for understanding the inner working of this unique ensemble: how they first

encountered the Greek tradition, their relation to jazz, their belief and faith in the power of music, their future plans and dream collaborations, their desire to bring out the relevance of the vernacular music for today's audiences, the deconstruction of the technical details behind their success, their views on their success abroad and their future plans. It is a story with unfamiliar angles, based on coincidences and centered around friendship, inquisitiveness, quality and the joy of life.

When the three founding members of Mode Plagal first came together in 1980, they came from different backgrounds but had similar objectives. Antoniou was into rembetika, which was with him from infancy - his parents used to listen to traditional music from Epirus and rembetika and he was known to sing that kind of music in feasts and parties. Rellos was into Byzantine music and influenced

by relatives like his uncle, a cantor in the Greek church. Kanellos was playing rock, blues and jazz. All three, however, liked jazz and its power of improvisation. They liked the spirit it gave them to produce music "without the need of an overwhelming virtuosity," as he self-effacingly put it. He says it was not a conscious effort to do something complicated or analytical, but rather to make music that would flow and be danceable, whether it was in a dance-alienating 17/8 or not. Their influences were multiple, but they focused on the great popular musical styles of Britain and America: rock, blues and jazz, and later New Wave, funk, soul and hip-hop.

They also were influenced by groups and singers from Greece and abroad - Led Zeppelin, Socrates

(Drunk the Conium), Bourboulia, Poll, Area, and later Police and famous Greek jazz players Sakis Papadimitriou and Floros Floridis. Kanellos believes that the way Papadimitriou would hammer his piano or Floridis would play in a completely atonal mode opened their eyes to the freedom of jazz.



Label: Lyra
Released: 1998



01. Funky Vergina    [0:05:48.00]
Traditional tune originating from Western Macedonia. Arranged by Mode Plagal.
02. Miles' Leventikos    [0:07:00.73]
(gallant song) Mimis Doutsoulis - Thodoris Rellos NB.
transliterated Greek title: "To Leventiko tou Miles"
03. The Letter    [0:09:31.26]
Sender: Asemina Rellou Thodoris Rellos (voice: Th. Rellos) NB. transliterated Greek title: "To Gramma"
04. Carols    [0:06:10.69]
(Traditional Christmas carols originating from Thrace) Arranged by Mode Plagal NB. transliterated Greek title: "Kalanta"
05. Ulysses    [0:01:25.97]
(Improvisation) Mode Plagal NB. transliterated Greek title: "Odysseas"
06. Kalamatianos    [0:04:31.80]
(Folk Dance) Arranged by Mode Plagal. In Memoriam of Charlie Parker
07. Pikrodafni    [0:06:36.42]
(...a Blues) - (traditional song originating from Epirus) Arranged by Mode Plagal. Vocals: Kl. Antoniou, Th. Rellos, Ant. Maratos, T. Kanellos and Maria Aristopoulou, Sophia Papazoglou, Vassilis Hadjinikolaou, Panayotis (Chico) Katsikiotis, whom we thank for kindly accepting to participate in this album.
08. Helios    [0:03:52.20]
(Traditional tune originating from Continental Greece) Arranged by Mode Plagal. In memoriam of Vassilis Soukas
09. Cyclops    [0:00:18.90]
(Improvisation) Mode Plagal NB. transliterated Greek title: "Kyklopas"
10. Rock Around Eleven    [0:03:44.46]
Thodoris Rellos
11. Ivo    [0:05:05.80]
(Traditional tune originating from Bulgaria) Arranged by Mode Plagal
12. Solo Sax    [0:02:27.40]
Live recording from Half Note Club, Athens
13. Salona    [0:04:15.60]
(Traditional tune originating from Continental Greece) Arranged by Mode Plagal
14. Solo Drums    [0:01:06.13]
15. On Foreign Lands    [0:04:42.16]
(Traditional tune originating from Thrace) Arranged by Mode Plagal NB. transliterated Greek title: " 'Gw sta ksena "
16. Blazing Sun    [0:01:44.33]
Mode Plagal NB. transliterated Greek title: "Ntala Helios"



Thodoris Rellos - alto saxophone
Cleon Antoniou - electric guitar
Antonis Maratos - electric bass
Takis Kanellos - drums
Angelos Polychroniou (in tracks 1,2,3,4,10,11,15) congas - (in track 7) Tambourine

MP3 @ 320 Size: 160 MB
Flac  Size: 456 MB



Label: Lyra
Released: 2001

"In Greek Mode … one of the more inventive bands in the current Greek roots scene…" is how Chris Williams introduces Mode Plagal in his April 2002 feature in fRoots magazine (UK). "... compared to the king of the Thraecian wedding music, the Bulgarian clarinet player Ivo Papasov,..[...]..Mode Plagal are more radical in dissolving the ethnic references..." writes T. Maas, about their 2001 live appearance in Club Paradiso, Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

"… Mode Plagal is hipper than any American record I've heard in a long time… they make a case for fusion that might have saved the genre twenty years ago…" is how Modern Drummer (USA) magazine responded to ethnic-jazz combo Mode Plagal's self-titled debute release back in 1995.
Mode Plagal belong to a group of bands who, using the jazz technique, have created a unique musical idiom. An idiom with references to traditional music and verse, to Byzantine sounds, funk rhythms and many other musical elements which do not belong to just one genre, or have not been used per se, but only as influences.

The Athens based band was formed in 1990 by Thodoris Rellos (saxophone, voice), Kleon Antoniou (guitars, voice) and Takis Kanellos (drums).

In 1995 Antonis Maratos (bass) joins the band and they release their first album, MODE PLAGAL, on Ano Kato records, Thessaloniki.
In 1998, with the addition of Angelos Polychronou (percussion), they release MODE PLAGAL II on Lyra.
This second album was voted No 96 in the annual WMCE (World Music Charts Europe) Top 100, for the year 2000.

In 2001, with the addition of Manos Saridakis and Florian Mikuta -who joins the band in their live concerts ever since- (keys), they release their 3d album, MODE PLAGAL III, on Lyra. Unlike its predecessors, whose material was mostly instrumental, Mode Plagal III features a formidable cast of

some of the country's finest female vocalists, Yiota Vei, Savina Yannatou, Eleni Tsaligopoulou and Theodosia Tsatsou.
Mode Plagal III pays also tribute to the richness and beauty of traditional greek verse, the aesthetics that define the demotic tradition and the personification in folk poetry of birds and animals, to who the anonymous creator lends human attributes.

MODE PLAGAL III was voted No 13 in the Top 20 of the WMCE (World Music Charts Europe) in March 2002, and No 33 in the TOP 100 for the Year 2002. With the recording of their third album, Mode Plagal have completed 12 years of dealing, researching and experimenting on traditional greek

music. In 2003, in cooperation with the traditional group Bosphorus from Turkey, artistic direction by Nikiforos Metaxas, they release with Hitch Hyke the album "Beyond the Bosphorus", with new compositions by artists of both groups, and with the voice and lyrics of Vassiliki Papageorgiou. Tracks of Mode Plagal albums are included in international world music releases (World Music Network (UK) - Rough Guide to Greece, 2001, fRoots compilation (UK)- summer 2002, Resistencia (Spain)- "Grecia, Oriente y de Occidente" and more)

Mode Plagal have collaborated on stage with many artists, recently with Eleni Tsaligopoulou (1999-2000), with Bosphorus group (2001-2), Yiota Vei and Vasilis Skoulas (2001), Dionysis Savvopoulos (2002-3). They have also recorded for the National Greek Radio (the legendary 3rd program), and for the New National Television (NET).

The group, a dynamic live band, has given numerous concerts all over Greece and has appeared in many festivals in Greece and abroad, to name a few: 2nd CYCLADIC JAZZ FESTIVAL, the 5th EURO-SYRIAN JAZZ festival (1999, DAMASCUS), the Athens "MEGARON" Concert Hall (1999), 1st and 2nd ETHNIC-JAZZ festival in Athens (2000-1), NATIONAL PERCUSSION FESTIVAL

(Thessaloniki), in Smyrni and Istanbul (TURKEY) in collaboration with Bosphorus, for the 100 years of George Seferis, 2000), GAIA festival (Thessaloniki 2001), the BARBICAN THEATRE (London, 2001), in DEN HAAG, AMSTERDAM, UTRECHT and ROTTERDAM (in collaboration with Anadolu Feneri group, a branch of Bosphorus), EARTHFESTIVAL in SPAIN (2001), in Club PARADISO, AMSTERDAM (2001), NIGMEJEN, UTRECHT, DE WARANTE (2001), BATH FRINGE FESTIVAL (2003), QUEEN ELIZABETH – London (2003) and many more.

MODE PLAGAL have managed, up to the highest point, to function and create as a group of autonomus musical nature. Blending jazz, funk, greek folk, byzantine, balcan, african rhythms and

more, and balancing with mastery these elements, combing them with their spontaneity and humor - basic element in their work - they manage to show that tradition is alive and always developing and to create their distinct recognizable sound, a musical idiom of their own, fresh, well-crafted and finally downright radical.

Mode Plagal III


Unlike its predecessors, whose material was mostly instrumental, "Mode Plagal III" features a

formidable cast of some of the country's finest female vocalists, Yiota Vei, Savina Yannatou, Eleni Tsaligopoulou and Theodosia Tsatsou.With the recording of their third album, Mode Plagal have completed 10 years of dealing, researching and experimenting on traditional greek music. In "Mode Plagal III",the group arranges traditional greek folk songs from Continental Greece, Epirus, Thrace, Macedonia and the Aegean island of Patmos.



01. Mode Plagal - A NIGHT IN KARPENISIA (Instrumental)
02. Θοδωρής Ρέλλος - Εμένα μου το 'παν τα πουλιά = ONCE, THE BIRDS CONFESSED TO ME - Thodoris Rellos
03. Γιώτα Βέη - Ντελή Παπάς (Παπα-Γιώργης) = DELI PAPAS (Papa-Yiorgis) - Yiota Vei
04. Mode Plagal - Λερικός (Γκάιντα) = LERIKOS (Gaida - Bagpipe) - Cleon Antoniou (Dedicated To The Memory Of Jimi Hendrix)
05. Σαβίνα Γιαννάτου - Κάλαντα Θράκης = THRACIAN CHRISTMAS CAROLS - Savina Yannatou
06. PERISTEROUDA (Bossa 7/8) - Cleon Antoniou
07. Γιώτα Βέη - Στου μαυριάνου τ' αλώνι = ON MAVRIANOS' THRESHING YARD - Yiota Vei
08. Θεοδοσία Τσάτσου - Τα παιδιά της γειτονιάς σου = LADS ACROSS YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD - Theodosia Tsatsou
09. Mode Plagal - (Τρια παιδιά βολιώτικα) = TROIS ENFANTS DE VOLIOTIQUE (Instrumental)
10. Ελένη Τσαλιγοπούλου - Μαύρα Χελιδόνια = BLACK SWALLOWS - Eleni Tsaligopoulou
11. Mode Plagal - Λήμνος = LEMNOS (Instrumental)
12. Mode Plagal - Φεγγαράκι = LITTLE MOON - Thodoris Rellos, Cleon Antoniou
13. Ορχήστρα - Δημητρώ = DEMETRO (Instrumental)



Thodoris Rellos - Alto & Baritone Saxophone, Lead Vocals
Cleon Antoniou - Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals & Percussion (11)
Manos Saridakis - Fender Rhodes & Hammond
Antonis Maratos - Electric Bass, Percussion (4,5,6,7,11) & Backing Vocals
Takis kanellos - Drums, Percussion (1,6,7,11) & Backing Vocals
Angelos Polychoniou - Percussion (Conga, Timbales, Djembe)

MP3 @ 320 Size: 168 MB
Flac  Size: 495 MB


Friday, January 28, 2022

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Studio Albums 1983 - 1991 (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990)


Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is

widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and one of the most important figures in the revival of blues in the 1980s. AllMusic describes him as "a rocking powerhouse of a guitarist who gave blues a burst of momentum in the '80s, with influence still felt long after his tragic death."

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Vaughan began playing guitar at the age of seven, inspired by his older brother Jimmie. In 1971 he dropped out of high school, and moved to Austin the following year.

He played gigs with numerous bands, earning a spot in Marc Benno's band, the Nightcrawlers, and later with Denny Freeman in the Cobras, with whom he continued to work through late 1977. He then formed his own group, Triple Threat Revue, before renaming the band Double Trouble after hiring drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon.

He gained fame after his performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1982, and in 1983 his debut

studio album, Texas Flood, charted at number 38. The ten-song album was a commercially successful release that sold over half a million copies. After achieving sobriety in late 1986, he headlined concert tours with Jeff Beck in 1989 and Joe Cocker in 1990 before his death in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990, at the age of 35.

Vaughan was inspired musically by American and British blues rock. He favored clean amplifiers with high volume and contributed to the popularity of vintage musical equipment. He often combined

several different amplifiers together and used minimal effects pedals. Chris Gill of Guitar World commented: "Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar tone was as dry as a San Antonio summer and as sparkling clean as a Dallas debutante, the product of the natural sound of amps with ample clean headroom. However, Vaughan occasionally used pedals to augment his sound, mainly to boost the signal, although he occasionally employed a rotating speaker cabinet and wah pedals for added textural flair."

In 1960, when Vaughan was six years old, he began stealing his father's drinks.  According to the authors Joe Nick Patoski and Bill Crawford: "In the ensuing twenty-five years, he had worked his way through the Physicians' Desk Reference before finding his poisons of preference—alcohol and

cocaine." While Vaughan asserted that he first experienced the effects of cocaine when a doctor prescribed him a liquid solution of the stimulant as a nasal spray, according to Patoski and Crawford, the earliest that Vaughan is known to have ingested the drug is in 1975, while performing with the Cobras. Before that, Vaughan had briefly used other drugs such as cannabis, methamphetamine, and Quaaludes, the brand name for methaqualone. After 1975, he regularly drank whiskey and used cocaine, particularly mixing the two substances together.

On Monday, August 27, 1990, at 12:50 a.m. (CDT), Vaughan and members of Eric Clapton's touring entourage played an all-star encore jam session at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Alpine Valley Resort in East Troy, Wisconsin. They then left for Midway International Airport in Chicago in a Bell 206B helicopter, the most common way for acts to enter and exit the venue, as there is only one road in and

out, heavily used by fans. The helicopter crashed into a nearby ski hill shortly after takeoff. Vaughan and the four others on board—pilot Jeff Brown, agent Bobby Brooks, bodyguard Nigel Browne, and tour manager Colin Smythe—died. The helicopter was identified as being owned by Chicago-based company Omniflight Helicopters. Initial reports of the crash claimed that Clapton had also been killed. According to findings from an inquest conducted by the coroner's office in Elkhorn, all five victims were killed instantly.

Vaughan received several music 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. In 2015, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



Texas Flood is the debut studio album by the American blues rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, released on June 13, 1983 by Epic Records. The album was named after a cover

featured on the album, "Texas Flood", which was first recorded by blues singer Larry Davis in 1958. Produced by the band and recording engineer Richard Mullen, Texas Flood was recorded in the space of three days at Jackson Browne's personal recording studio in Los Angeles. Vaughan wrote six of the album's ten tracks.



01. Love Struck Baby  02:25
02. Pride And Joy  03:42
03. Texas Flood  05:23
04. Tell Me  02:50
05. Testify  03:24
06. Rude Mood  04:42
07. Mary Had A Little Lamb  02:49
08. Dirty Pool  05:04
09. I'm Cryin'  03:49
10. Lenny  05:09


11. SRV Speaks  00:39
12. Tin Pan Alley (Aka Roughest Place In Town)  07:44
13. Testify (Live)  03:56
14. Mary Had A Little Lamb (Live)  03:33
15. Wham! (Live)  04:20

MP3 @ 320 Size: 142 MB
FLAC  Size: 361 MB



Couldn't Stand the Weather is the second studio album by American blues rock band Stevie Ray

Vaughan and Double Trouble. It was released on May 15, 1984, by Epic Records as the follow-up to the band's critically and commercially successful 1983 album, Texas Flood. Recording sessions took place in January 1984 at the Power Station in New York City.



01. Scuttle Buttin'  (Written-By – S.R. Vaughan)  1:51
02. Couldn't Stand The Weather  (Guitar [Second] – Jimmie Vaughan) (Written-By – S.R. Vaughan)  4:41
03. The Things (That) I Used To Do (Guitar [Second] – Jimmie Vaughan) (Written-By – E. Jones)  4:55
04. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) (Written-By – J. Hendrix)  7:59
05. Cold Shot  (Written-By – M. Kindred, W.C. Clark)  4:01
06. Tin Pan Alley (Aka Toughest Place In Town) (Written-By – R. Geddins)  9:11
07. Honey Bee  (Written-By – S.R. Vaughan)  2:43
08. Stang's Swang (Drums – Fran Christina) (Written-By – S.R. Vaughan)  2:55


09. SRV Speaks  (Co-producer – Andy Denemark, Timothy White) (Executive-Producer – Norm Pattiz)  1:08
10. Hide Away  (Written-By – F, King, S. Thompson)  4:04
11. Look At Little Sister  (Written-By – H. Ballard)  2:46
12. Give Me Back My Wig  (Written-By – T.R. Taylor)  4:07
13. Come On (Pt. III)  (Written-By – E. King)  4:33

MP3 @ 320 Size: 133 MB
FLAC  Size: 344 MB



Soul to Soul is the third studio album by American blues rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double

Trouble released on September 30, 1985 by Epic Records. Recording sessions took place between March and May 1985 at the Dallas Sound Lab in Dallas, Texas. Vaughan wrote four of Soul to Soul's ten tracks; two songs were released as singles. The album went to #34 on the Billboard 200 chart and the music video for "Change It" received regular rotation on MTV. In 1999, a reissue of the album was released, which includes an audio interview segment and two studio outtakes.



01. Say What!  (Written-By – S.R. Vaughan)  5:24
02. Lookin' Out The Window  (Written-By – D. Bramhall)  2:49
03. Look At Little Sister  (Written-By – H. Ballard)  3:09
04. Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love  (Written-By – S.R. Vaughan)  6:08
05. Gone Home  (Written-By – E. Harris)  3:08
06. Change It  (Written-By – D. Bramhall)  3:58
07. You'll Be Mine  (Written-By – W. Dixon)  3:46
08. Empty Arms  (Written-By – S.R. Vaughan)  3:04
09. Come On (Part III) (Written-By – E. King)  4:32
10. Life Without You  (Written-By – S.R. Vaughan) 4:28


11. SRV Speaks  (Co-producer – Andy Denemark, Timothy White) (Executive-Producer – Norm Pattiz)  1:42
12. Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun (Mixed By – Danny Kadar) (Written-By – J. Hendrix)  13:32
13. Slip Slidin' Slim  (Mixed By – Danny Kadar) (Written-By – S.R. Vaughan)  1:42

MP3 @ 320 Size: 138 MB
FLAC  Size: 371 MB

IN STEP  1989

In Step is the fourth studio album by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released in 1989. The

title In Step can be seen as referring to Vaughan's new-found sobriety, following the years of drug and alcohol use that eventually led Vaughan into rehabilitation. It was also Vaughan's final album with Double Trouble, and also Vaughan's last album to be released during his lifetime. In 1990, he recorded a collaboration album with his brother, Jimmie Vaughan, called Family Style; later that year, Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash.



01. The House Is Rockin'  (Written-By – D. Bramhall, S. R. Vaughan)  2:23
02. Crossfire  (Written-By – B. Carter, C. Layton, R. Wynans, R. Ellsworth, T. Shannon)  4:09
03. Tightrope  (Written-By – D. Bramhall, S. R. Vaughan)  4:38
04. Let Me Love You Baby  (Written-By – W. Dixon)  2:41
05. Leave My Girl Alone  (Written-By – B. Guy)  4:15
06. Travis Walk (Written-By – S. R. Vaughan)  2:19
07. Wall Of Denial  (Written-By – D. Bramhall, S. R. Vaughan)  5:35
08. Scratch-N-Sniff  (Written-By – D. Bramhall, S. R. Vaughan)  2:41
09. Love Me Darlin'  (Written-By – C. Burnett)  3:18
10. Riviera Paradise  (Written-By – S. R. Vaughan)  8:49


11. SRV Speaks    1:34
12. The House Is Rockin' (Live)    2:48
13. Let Me Love You Baby (Live)    3:47
14. Texas Flood (Live)  (Written-By – J.W. Scott, L.C. Davis)  7:28
15. Life Without You (Live)  (Written-By – S. R. Vaughan)  13:18

MP3 @ 320 Size: 167 MB
FLAC  Size: 452 MB



Family Style is the only studio album featuring guitarists and vocalists Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Released on September 25, 1990, it is their only studio collaboration. In his early years. The album Family Style won The Vaughan Brothers a Grammy in 1990 in the category "Best Contemporary Blues Recording". The track "D / FW" was awarded a Grammy for "Best Rock Instrumental Performance" the same year.



01. Hard To Be   4:42
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Stan Harrison
Backing Vocals – David Spinner
Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Steve Elson
Bass – Al Berry
Drums – Larry Aberman
Guitar – Jimmie Vaughan
Vocals, Guitar – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Written-By – D. Bramhall, S. R. Vaughan
02. White Boots   3:50
Backing Vocals – Brenda White-King, Curtis King Jr., Tawatha Agee
Bass – Al Berry
Drums – Larry Aberman
Guitar – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Vocals, Guitar – Jimmie Vaughan
Written-By – B. Swan, J. Leslie
03. D / FW   2:52
Bass – Al Berry
Drums – Larry Aberman
Guitar – The Vaughan Brothers
Written-By – J. Vaughan
04. Good Texan   4:21
Backing Vocals – David Spinner, George Sims
Bass – Al Berry
Drums – Larry Aberman
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Vocals, Guitar – Jimmie Vaughan
Written-By – J. Vaughan, N. Rodgers

05. Hillbillies From Outerspace  
Double Bass [Upright Bass] – Preston Hubbard
Drums – Doyle Bramhall
Steel Guitar – Jimmie Vaughan
Written-By – J. Vaughan, S. R. Vaughan
06. Long Way From Home   3:14
Bass – Al Berry
Drums – Larry Aberman
Guitar – Jimmie Vaughan
Piano – Richard Hilton
Vocals, Guitar – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Written-By – D. Bramhall, S. R. Vaughan
07. Tick Tock   4:56
Backing Vocals – Brenda White-King, Curtis King Jr., Tawatha Agee
Bass – Al Berry
Drums – Larry Aberman
Keyboards – Richard Hilton
Vocals, Guitar – Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Written-By – J. L. Williams, J. Vaughan, N. Rodgers
08. Telephone Song   3:28
Bass – Al Berry
Drums – Larry Aberman
Guitar – Jimmie Vaughan
Vocals, Guitar – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Written-By – D. Bramhall, S. R. Vaughan
09. Baboom / Mama Said   4:29
Backing Vocals – Brenda White-King, Curtis King Jr., Tawatha Agee
Bass – Al Berry
Drums – Larry Aberman
Guitar – Nile Rodgers, The Vaughan Brothers
Organ – Jimmie Vaughan, Richard Hilton
Written-By – D. Freeman, J. Vaughan, S. R. Vaughan
10. Brothers   5:03
Accordion – Rockin' Sidney
Backing Vocals – Brenda White-King
Double Bass [Upright Bass] – Preston Hubbard
Drums – Doyle Bramhall
Guitar – The Vaughan Brothers
Written-By – J. Vaughan, S. R. Vaughan

MP3 @ 320 Size: 101 MB
FLAC  Size: 284 MB



The Sky Is Crying is the fifth and final studio album by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble,

compiling songs recorded throughout most of their career. Released 14 months after Vaughan's death in 1990, the album features ten previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1984 and 1989. Only one title, "Empty Arms" (complete reprisal), appeared on any of the group's previous albums. The tracks were compiled by Vaughan's brother, Jimmie Vaughan, and was Vaughan's highest charting album at number 10.



01. Boot Hill     2:14
02. The Sky Is Crying     4:37
03. Empty Arms     3:28
04. Little Wing     6:48
05. Wham     2:25
06. May I Have A Talk With You     5:49
07. Close To You     3:11
08. Chitlins Con Carne     3:56
09. So Excited     3:30
10. Life By The Drop     2:27

MP3 @ 320 Size: 145 MB
FLAC  Size: 325 MB