31 December 2008

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (1983)

"Love Struck Baby" (S.R. Vaughan)
"Pride and Joy" (S.R. Vaughan)
"Texas Flood" (Larry Davis, Jim W. Scott)
"Tell Me" (Chester Burnett)
"Testify" – 3:20
"Rude Mood" (S.R. Vaughan)
"Mary Had a Little Lamb" (Buddy Guy)
"Dirty Pool" (Doyle Bramhall, S.R. Vaughan)
"I'm Cryin'" (S.R. Vaughan)
"Lenny" (S.R. Vaughan)

Texas Flood is an electric blues album by blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). More popular than any blues album in nearly twenty years, Texas Flood was a surprise success for Vaughan, who had labored in obscurity for years. The album was recorded in only three days, at Jackson Browne's personal recording studio, in 1982 since the band had been playing many live sets beforehand.

On the North American Billboard Music Charts, Texas Flood peaked at #64 and #38 on the Billboard 200 and Pop Albums charts, respectively. The single "Pride and Joy" peaked at #20 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The album was Grammy nominated in 1983 for "Best Blues Recording" along with "Rude Mood", which was nominated for "Best Blues Instrumental Performance."

Personnel: Stevie Ray Vaughan (vocals, guitar); Tommy Shannon (bass); Chris Layton (drums).

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