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


  1. THANK YOU for this MEGA POST !
    I have some of his but none of those listed here.

    1. There was a terrible snow storm here in Athens with lightings and thunders at the same time. Many regions of Athens had a complete black out. I was without electricity for 4 days and 4 nights.

    2. That must have been pretty rough, at least you weren't caught in Attiki Hiway. Let's survive another year :-)

  2. Auweia!
    I heard that in Athen and i think especially in northern Greece a lot of snow fell. We in Vienna don't have an inch of snow and 8 degrees plus.
    I was surprised that you haven't heard from you for so long.
    The main thing is that you are back and i hope that there will be no recurrence of problems with electricity.

  3. Kostas a question!
    You have on your blog T.V. Personalities, they could bigger...a cd that i like a lot. One i had her first and third in the early 80's. I then sold both lps because they didn't really convince me at the time. (Maybe i am wrong ?) I bought the last one a few years ago which is good.
    Do you know which of them aren't good ?

    1. I have upload for you The album: Television Personalities - Some Kind Of Happening (The Singles 1978-1989)2CD. So, you can have a personal oppinion about this band. Here are the links on Flac:

    2. I listened to the earl singles.
      Yes very good !
      What a fine blog you are doing and how many tips i have already received from you. Thank you !

    3. Thanks to you for your beautiful comment

  4. Got the R. Wakeman today, really great !

  5. How High Does Your Rocket FlyJanuary 29, 2022 at 6:57 AM

    The Hamiltone is the custom guitar with the reflective SRV sticker besides the beloved 1950's Strats.
    Vintage tube amps such as the Fender Silver Face Twin Reverb make that great sound.
    Found the first Sunn amp and SFTR a few years back for restore and sell but a buddy who has played for decades did try them out first and it was such a great sound.
    The Let's Dance song is a smoking solo on the Bowie album played by SRV.

  6. Lightnings and thunders in Athens and too in the Stevie Ray's guitar! I had all of these records but not in FLAC. It's a must. Many thanks.

  7. I've listened to the first three, the others are on the way,i could get them all for 16e incl. shipping. EXCELLENT !!!
    It's a shame i didn't know that until now.

  8. Thank for these! I saw Stevie Ray in concert in 1989, a year before he passed. Jeff Beck opened up for him. Great show! Kostas, thanks for your blog. I do download some stuff here and I don't say thank you often enough. I am a pretty lazy guy, ha. I do donate to PETA now due to the info from your site as I felt guilty always scrolling down past the picture of the poor monkey. Rock on!