Slow Blues

Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed by Rolling stone as the 12th best guitarist of all time. As such, you usually hear songs of his that feature screaming guitars. “Voodoo Child” springs to mind for some reason. (See below.) But I think he was at his best when he took his time with the blues.

This song is “Tin Pan Alley (AKA Roughest Place In Town)” by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble from the 1984 album Couldn’t Stand the Weather. (YouTube. Privacy Extensions. “Not Available.” Use link above.)

He died at 35. When you consider how long guys like Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters played guitar, that is truly a tragedy.

After the break is a live version of “Voodoo Child.” The opening 30 seconds or so are worth listening to even if you don’t stick around for the whole thing.

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