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LISTENING IN: Stevie Ray’s blues-rock bliss

I personally don’t need much prompting to remember the musical exploits of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, but a post last weekend from the Facebook account of Canadian guitar blues guitar legend Jeff Healey (himself beyond the grave – how does that happen?) did the trick.

The occasion was the anniversary of Vaughan’s tragic death in a helicopter crash on Aug. 27, 1990, at the age of 35. Eerily, the Dallas-born singer-guitarist had reportedly told bandmates the day before the crash that he had dreamt of attending his own funeral.

Still considered one of rock’s all-time great guitarists, one commentator contends that Vaughan “didn’t actually die – God just wanted guitar lessons.”

I choose to believe that he’s just jamming with Jeff again on a cloud somewhere.

Last week, Austin City Limits also not-so-coincidentally aired an old performance of Vaughan on the show; you can find that online for 60 full minutes of blues-rock bliss, but until then, we offer this 1982 concert rendering of his classic bluesy Texas shuffle, “Pride and Joy.”

Lyrics

Well, you’ve heard about lovin’ givin’ sight to the blind
My baby’s lovin’ cause the sun to shine
An’ she’s my sweet little thang
She my pride and joy
She my sweet little baby
I’m her little lover boy

Yeah, I love my baby, my heart and soul
Love like ours, it won’t never grow old
She’s my sweet little thang
She’s my pride and joy
She my sweet little baby
I’m her little lover boy

Yeah, I love my lady
She’s long and lean
You mess with her, you’ll see a man gettin’ mean
She’s my sweet little thang
She my pride and joy
She my sweet little baby
I’m her little lover boy

Well, I love my baby like the finest wine
Stick with her until the end of time
She’s my sweet little thang
She my pride and joy
She my sweet little baby
I’m her little lover boy

Yeah, I love my baby, my heart and soul
Love like ours, it won’t never grow old
She’s my sweet little thang
She my pride and joy
She my sweet little baby
I’m her little lover boy

First published at Travel Industry Today

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