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CheeseburgerEddie
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What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


I nevere see him mentioned on here but how do you rate him?

He may be my favorite guitarist ever. Certainly in my top 4, which is probably a 4 way tie for #1.







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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


It's pretty awesome that David Bowie kinda discovered him





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CheeseburgerEddie
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


Jackson Browne was the one that helped Double Trouble record their first CD if I remember the story correctly.





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AmosMosesAndTwins
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


Great guitarist, but I don't find myself wanting to listen to his songs very often.





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Tortilla Tiger
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Member since Jan 2005
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


There's no thinking - only worshiping when it comes to SRV





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Peazey
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2012
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


quote:

Great guitarist, but I don't find myself wanting to listen to his songs very often.



Pretty much how I feel. I can't hate on the guy, but his sound just doesn't really do it for me.






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Backinthe615
Member since Nov 2011
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


Grew up with SRV, whatever taping he did in Austin sweating his soul out is awesome. Reese lives in Nashville and is still a ninja.

Recently, a guitar buddy got me to also appreciate his bro more than I had-not the same chops but real iconic parts.






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jose canseco
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unbelievable talent the died too young. has such a unique sound that he is one of the few guitarists I can identify with a 2 or 3 notes, even with an unfamiliar track. his range is lacking when compared to the blues greats, but I do think he compares favorable to the blues greats. little wing and pride and joy are classics in my mind. his brother is talented but a disappointing reminder of Stevie's greatness.

fyi, my top 5 are skydog, slowhand, jimi, srv, trucks/warren for a fifth place tie



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CocoLoco
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


He played so aggressive, yet hit every damn note. One of the reasons I play and love blues. Legend, one of the greatest to ever play.





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TigerRanter
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


I can't say I put his music on all that often, but I do love it. He's much better appreciated by watching him on YouTube or an old concert DVD. He's totally amazing.





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TideHater
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


Love him.





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parrotdr
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


Heck, I listen to the guy all the time. Love his sound--guitar and voice. His guitar skills sometimes make folks forget about his almost-without-equal blues singing voice. Even better, all the greatest artists loved him. Check out the quotes about him by pretty much every influential musician you ever heard of... WikiQuotes



quote:

Eric Clapton: I don't think anyone has commanded my respect more, to this day. The first time I heard Stevie Ray, I thought, "Whoever this is, he is going to shake the world." I was in my car and I remember thinking, I have to find out, before the day is over, who that guitar player is. That doesn't happen to me very often, that I get that way about listening to music.


quote:

Buddy Guy: Stevie is the best friend I ever had, the best guitarist I ever heard, and the best person anyone will ever want to know. He will be missed a lot.








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The Dude's Rug
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Gerdzfa
Member since Nov 2004
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


One of my favorite musicians of any genre. Pure gold.

Pride and Joy Live
Life By The Drop



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CocoLoco
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


Put on some headphones and enjoy. LINK





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Drummin Fool
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


He is in my top 10 favorites of all time.





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Kingwood Tiger
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


Probably my favorite ever! My uncle used to tell me stories of hanging out in bars in Austin in the 70s/early 80s and seeing Stevie. I still get chills watching him do Third Stone from the Sun at the El Macambo
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LSU alum wannabe
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


His version of Little Wing is an example of why people pick up a guitar ever. The wish that some day you could just take apart a song like that and the guitar like that and put it all back together the way you want it to.

Against all time greats? There already was a Jimi Hendrix so Vaughns early death hurts him. Jimi changed the way everybody played at a time when everything was changing. So he always has to be up there. Even though he was probably only known and relevant for 5ish years.

Would be cool to see how the guys aged though? IF they could all age like Clapton. That dude is what an old guy should age like. Amazing when you consider he probably had just as much self abuse in the 60-70's as any of them.






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ShoeBang
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


SRV is amazing. Nothing wrong, everything right.


Texas Flood is one of the greatest songs I have ever heard, or will ever hear.






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Loubacca
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


quote:

His guitar skills sometimes make folks forget about his almost-without-equal blues singing voice.


+1

the live at El Mocambo dvd is badass







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mwlewis
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re: What do you think of Stevie Ray Vaughan


Put on some headphones and experience the eargasm





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