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Yellow Snow's Record Shoppe Recording Artist of the Week - Stevie Ray Vaughn

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Overrated? The greatest blues guitarist of all time? Favorite song and album?

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  • Fishpo31Fishpo31 Member Posts: 1,393
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    For me, he’s in the convo for best, with Lightnin’ Hopkins, T Bone Walker, Muddy, BB, Buddy Guy (the best I’ve seen live). Jimi may have been better than all of them…
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  • DerekJohnsonDerekJohnson Administrator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 48,042
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    Pride and Joy and Life by the Drop
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  • alumni94alumni94 Member Posts: 4,359
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    My favorite song of his is a Howlin’ Wolf cover.

    He one of the greatest in my book, kept the Blues alive in the 80s, tough decade for the blues.

    Saw him at the Gorge about a month before he died. Great show.

    YellowSnowFishpo31
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    alumni94 said:

    My favorite song of his is a Howlin’ Wolf cover.

    He one of the greatest in my book, kept the Blues alive in the 80s, tough decade for the blues.

    Saw him at the Gorge about a month before he died. Great show.

    I wasn't super into SRV in college. Just had the Texas Flood CD.

    But once my hi fi phase started like 17 years ago, I continue to be more and more blown away by the guy's playing.

    He truly was the Eddie VH of the blues genre with a level of virtuosity no one could touch.
    alumni94
  • Fishpo31Fishpo31 Member Posts: 1,393
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    Stevie's tone was ridiculous. It is Jimi's tone (or where I first heard it), but he completely made it his own. As long and as much as I've listened to both versions of Little Wing, I still can't tell who is playing in the intro...touch, tone, taste...
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  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Moderator, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 28,418
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    Fishpo31 said:

    Stevie's tone was ridiculous. It is Jimi's tone (or where I first heard it), but he completely made it his own. As long and as much as I've listened to both versions of Little Wing, I still can't tell who is playing in the intro...touch, tone, taste...

    Absolutely. He got the fattest sound ever out of the Strat through that Mesa Boogie Tube Amp.

    I'm team Strat and IFL that tone.

    Not saying, his Little Wing is better, so don't twist. But it's one of the best covers all of time.
    Fishpo31
  • Fishpo31Fishpo31 Member Posts: 1,393
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    Fishpo31 said:

    Stevie's tone was ridiculous. It is Jimi's tone (or where I first heard it), but he completely made it his own. As long and as much as I've listened to both versions of Little Wing, I still can't tell who is playing in the intro...touch, tone, taste...

    Absolutely. He got the fattest sound ever out of the Strat through that Mesa Boogie Tube Amp.

    I'm team Strat and IFL that tone.

    Not saying, his Little Wing is better, so don't twist. But it's one of the best covers all of time.
    Stevie just needed moar glockenspiel…
  • chuckchuck Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 7,735
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    He's a great guitar player but never really my bag. I was never a fan of his Hendrix covers.

    But I like some songs for sure. I always loved Crossfire.
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