Thursday, January 21, 2010

One of the Gods of Blues is playing on my mind today

I'm in a blues mood today... Back in Minas I used to listen to this song at a non-stop mode, weeks before leaving. Life by the Drop, by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. I love blues, and I simply love this guy and his powerful guitar & voice.

Stevie had a tragic death, age 36, one day after playing with some of the masters of blues who played with him that last time, like Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan (his brother) and Buddy Guy, at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre, in Wiscosin. The helipcopter in which he left the place (there was only one place available in the helicopter ,and he decided taking it instead of leaving by car his his brother), with some of Clapton's travel team, was flying under a hard fog and crashed into a hill. According to the official report, the pilot was inexperienced with the area and weather conditions. What a loss.

A wonderful, touching concert was performed in '96 in Texas, by his blues superstars friends Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan and Art Neville - A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Every time I watch this DVD I end up with watery eyes. It's a must for all the blues lovers.

5 comentários:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Ray Vaughan and Clapton and all those guys.
Great music and a very tragic loss of an incredibly talented guy. I'm gonna go put some blues on...

Danae, aka 'Crafty' said...

Hey Doll~
OH YES! I LOVE the Blues...Stevie Ray & that song! We always seem to lose the good ones young.
I love everyone on your list...and, being the retro kinda gal that I am, I spend a fair amount of time listening to the greats that inspired their generation. Gotta love 'em!

Have a great day/weekend- only a few more days now till your little man gets home! We are counting the days right with u! Maybe we will have to throw im a 'Cyber-style' Welcome Home Party!

Oh- and Happy (almost) Lughnasagh!
~Danae <(:o)

Crafty Chick said...

Ooops! I guess I coulda spell checked that one better! LOL

Anonymous said...

we love Stevie Ray and blues too . My ds21 just met Colin James and he came home saying I didn't know you knew and were friends with him lol we went to school together and my girlfriend dated him for yrs thier families are very close .
my all time best blues expereince was seeing (blind ) Jim Brewer when I was 16yrs . He just blew me away . I'm into Billy Joe Green right now , he is an aboriginal artist . although I just cannot truely listen to one style of music I'm kinda having a Etta James revival going on in my head ;-)
I am enjoying your blog , now I want to know what is candomble .

KrisMrsBBradley said...

As a native Texan, Stevie Ray Vaughan is someone I really love. I'm going to have to break out his music today!