4/1/08

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Live At The El Mocambo | Great Blues Guitarist Concert


1 hr 3 min
Live at the El Mocambo is a live video by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. The film was recorded at the El Mocambo club in Toronto, Ontario during the band's Texas Flood Tour. It was also released as a DVD on December 21, 1999, with interviews from drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Live At The El Mocambo | Great Blues Guitarist Concert

Track listing
"Testify" (Isley Brothers)
"So Excited"
"Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" (Jimi Hendrix)
"Pride and Joy"
"Tell Me" (Howlin' Wolf)
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" (Buddy Guy)
"Texas Flood" (Larry Davis, Joseph Wade Scott)
"Love Struck Baby"
"Hug You, Squeeze You" (John Lee Hooker)
"Third Stone from the Sun" (Jimi Hendrix)
"Lenny"
"Wham" (Lonnie Mack)

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Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 -- August 27, 1990) was an American blues-rock guitarist of Welsh ancestry whose broad appeal made him one of the world's most influential electric blues guitarists. Known for his warm blues rock tone, Vaughan characteristically used very heavy strings on his guitar ranging from 11 to 16-gauge sets to give a fuller sound which he tuned down a half-step to the key of E flat. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Stevie Ray Vaughan #7 in their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, and Classic Rock Magazine ranked him #3 in their list of the 100 Wildest Guitar Heroes in 2007. He was the younger brother of Jimmie Vaughan, born 1951.

Death
On August 25 and 26, 1990, Vaughan and Double Trouble played shows at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. At the end of the show, Eric Clapton introduced Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, and Jimmie Vaughan, along with Stevie Ray Vaughan. All of the musicians played a 15-minute rendition of "Sweet Home Chicago". After the song ended, all the guitarists hugged and went backstage.

Double Trouble drummer, Chris Layton, recalls his last conversation with Vaughan backstage. He then remembers Vaughan saying he had to call his girlfriend, Janna Lapidus, back in Chicago. He headed out the door to the helicopters.

The musicians expected a long bus ride back to Chicago. Vaughan was informed that three seats were open on one of the helicopters returning to Chicago with Clapton's crew, enough for Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, and Jimmie Vaughan's wife Connie. It turned out there was only one seat left, which Stevie Ray Vaughan requested from his brother, who obliged. Taking off into deep fog, the helicopter crashed moments later into a ski slope on the side of a hill within the Alpine Valley Resort. Vaughan, the pilot, and two members of Clapton's crew died on impact. No one realized that the crash had occurred until the helicopter failed to arrive in Chicago, and the wreckage was only found with the help of its locator beacon. The main cause of the crash was believed to be pilot error. The next morning Stevie Ray Vaughan's brother Jimmie and good friend Eric Clapton were called to identify the bodies.

The media initially reported that Vaughan and his band had been killed in the crash. Chris Layton saw this on the news and had security let him into Vaughan's motel room. Layton saw that the bed was made and the clock radio was playing the Eagles' song, "Peaceful, Easy Feeling", which includes the lyrics "I may never see you again". Layton and Shannon then called their families to let them know they were okay.
Stevie Ray Vaughan is interred in the Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas.
Stevie Ray Vaughan website http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/StevieRayVaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Live At The El Mocambo | Great Blues Guitarist Concert

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