STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN

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craigcollins
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Anyone agree with me that SRV,s playing is both brilliant and extremely difficult to replicate. Rude Mood and Scuttle Buttlin in particular are so hard to copy. I can play them both not too badly but not at the tempo SRV plays at with the same accuracy. I,ve never seen anyone produce a live performance of these two songs that was half decent although there are some great covers on youtube. In my oppinion, the guy was a genius. Rest in peace Stevie.

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I am certainly agree, he was one of the best.....
play guitar like the wind, mysterious but definitely present....

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2WheelsOfBlues wrote:I am certainly agree, he was one of the best.....
As was confirmed in our poll at the beginning of the year.

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One of the best "Power Trio" guitarists. Played that way his whole career. Very difficult to emulate. Stayed "medicated" as necessary as it was a part of his life and music.

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Stevie Ray................................... :pray:

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I was a big fan... Saw him four times, spent a lot of years trying to sound like him, then spent a lot more years trying not to sound like him. He had a huge influence on modern blues guitar.
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SRV - Great player ! sadly missed.
Interesting to hear John Mayer interviewed (on the Crossroads DVD I think ) Saying it was SRV's interpretation of the Blues that gave him access and appreciation to the genre. He wasn't aware of or turned into the older blues masters ... but as a youngster could relate to how SRV used the older format and brought it up to date.
He's left a great legacy !
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Love his stuff. Never saw him. I watched the studio session with him and Albert King. Priceless!!!!
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I was fortunate to see him live several times. He was simply amazing. His ability to switch seamlessly between rhythmn and lead was astounding. He sounded like two guitarists playing together!

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SRV, well what can I say? he is next to EC the best - Kings in my blues world.

SRV had a kiwi girlfriend and she was a key figure in him coming to New Zealand to do this tv ad, have a look guys,

http://youtu.be/REZ55oM7HfI
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ps, his girlfriend at the time, is the one running with the suit cases at the beginning of the ad.
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I don't recall seeing / hearing a better tv-ad! :pray:
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SRV was absolutely one of the greats! And it is extremely difficult to emulate him. I think he brought the blues to a whole new generation at a time when musicianship with soul was not really prominenet. On one hand you had the punk rock thing going on, on the other hand you had the lame and sterile (in my opinion) harband thing, and on the third hand you had the lame pop of the 80's. SRV broke through and satisfied a hunger for soul and chops at the same time. He brought it back to the roots, and he rocked!

I do wish people would stop trying to sound like him though! And I really wish bands would stop playing Pride and Joy! I've never heard anyone do that tune justice.
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BluesLicksMaster wrote:SRV was absolutely one of the greats! And it is extremely difficult to emulate him. I think he brought the blues to a whole new generation at a time when musicianship with soul was not really prominenet. On one hand you had the punk rock thing going on, on the other hand you had the lame and sterile (in my opinion) harband thing, and on the third hand you had the lame pop of the 80's. SRV broke through and satisfied a hunger for soul and chops at the same time. He brought it back to the roots, and he rocked!

I do wish people would stop trying to sound like him though! And I really wish bands would stop playing Pride and Joy! I've never heard anyone do that tune justice.

Look I hear you, but I don’t agree with you.
SRV wouldn’t want to be treated as a Saint, in my opinion. He took the blues he heard and made it fit him, just as EC did and etc, etc.
You mention that Pride and Joy covers don’t do “justice” to the original just isn’t a consistent blues perspective.
Isn’t playing the blues dependent on our constant reinvention of other blues songs? And let’s not forget the pure joy one gets just playing a classic.

My two cents!
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VikingBlues wrote:I don't recall seeing / hearing a better tv-ad! :pray:
Yeah its cool eh?

SRV gained cult status down here pretty quickly, hell when the New Zealand Army and Air Force heard he was going to do the ad they quickly jumped at offering one of its tanks and infantary training grounds plus a skyhook fighter to boot.
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kiwiclapton wrote:Look I hear you, but I don’t agree with you.
SRV wouldn’t want to be treated as a Saint, in my opinion. He took the blues he heard and made it fit him, just as EC did and etc, etc.
You mention that Pride and Joy covers don’t do “justice” to the original just isn’t a consistent blues perspective.
Isn’t playing the blues dependent on our constant reinvention of other blues songs? And let’s not forget the pure joy one gets just playing a classic.

My two cents!
Yeah, I agree with you, he was about the music. He was just doing what he loved. I'm not saying he was a saint, I'm saying his influence was huge and that he brought the blues to a whole group of people that might not have got there otherwise.

And yes "playing the blues dependent on our constant reinvention of other blues songs." But I still cringe most of the time when I hear people play that song. It would probably be better if they tried to make it their own, but many people try to sound like SRV, and that drives me nuts. Maybe it's just a personal thing!
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Man, i have been studying SRV's style for years. It's been one of the most rewarding yet frustrating pursuits as his technique was and still is absolute mastery. I very much enjoy listening to the likes of Philip Sayce, Derek Trucks and Joe B but for me, every time i put on SRV's live in Austin Texas.... the shivers start down my spine :)

Here's my youtube channel with a few SRV attempts.... Nothin' like Stevie but he still continues to be my inspiration.

http://www.youtube.com/user/n0tan0therguitarist

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:pray:

Damn, that's some fiercely good playing to my ears.
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Yep, thanks for the link - great gatfiddle work.
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