August 22, 2013
Thanks Terry Mullins and Bob Kieser.
August 22, 2013
Thanks Terry Mullins and Bob Kieser.
LEGACY RECORDINGS RELEASING
30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF TEXAS FLOOD,
THE ALBUM DEBUT OF STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE,
FEATURING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED PHILADELPHIA LIVE SET FROM 1983
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – Texas Flood (2-CD 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition) Available Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the release of an expanded two-disc 30th anniversary edition of Texas Flood, the electrifying debut album by the American blues rock trio Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, available everywhere Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
A live sensation on the Austin, Texas club circuit since the late 1970s, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble–Stevie Ray (guitar, vocals), Tommy Shannon (bass) and Chris “Whipper” Layton (drums)–turned in a particularly memorable show at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1982, catching the ears of David Bowie (who enlisted Stevie Ray for his Let’s Dance album) and Jackson Browne (who offered the band free use of his Los Angeles recording studio). Accepting the offer, Stevie Ray and Double Trouble recorded several tracks over a whirlwind three days (with day one mainly devoted to setting up equipment) with the resultant tracks grabbing the attention of legendary record producer John Hammond, who’d discovered and signed Bob Dylan, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Aretha Franklin and many others. Hammond brought Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble to Epic Records, which released the remastered tracks as Texas Flood in 1983.
Executive produced by John Hammond, the original Texas Flood album was produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and engineer Richard Mullen. The Legacy Edition of Texas Flood is produced by Gregg Geller (who, as head of Epic’s A&R 1983, signed Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble to the label).
An immediate and surprising success, Texas Flood peaked at #38 on the Billboard 200 while “Pride and Joy” shot up to #20 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The album’s title track was nominated for a Best Traditional Blues Performance Grammy while “Rude Mood” grabbed a Grammy nom for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The album has sold more than 2 million copies since its original release.
Originally released on Epic Records on June 13, 1983, Texas Flood, an unapologetic apotheosis of electric blues supercharged for a post-disco post-punk pop world, introduced audiences to a soul-filled sound that existed outside both the mainstream and underground tastes of its era. The album opened the gates of a fiery blues resurgence with Stevie Ray Vaughan signature compositions like “Pride and Joy” and “Love Struck Baby” flowing naturally alongside covers of deep blues and R&B standards by Howlin’ Wolf, the Isley Brothers, Buddy Guy and Larry Davis.
Disc One of the 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition of Texas Flood includes the original album in its entirety with the bonus track “Tin Pan Alley” (aka “Roughest Place in Town”).
Disc Two of the newly expanded Texas Flood will premiere a previously unavailable hour’s long set of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble live at Ripley’s Music Hall in Philadelphia. Recorded on October 20, 1983 for a WMMR broadcast, the extraordinary Ripley’s performance finds Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble coming straight out of the gun already at an undeniable peak of their formidible powers.
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble – Texas Flood (2 CD 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition)
Disc One – Texas Flood, Love Struck Baby, Pride and Joy, Texas Flood, Tell Me, Testify, Rude Mood, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Dirty Pool, I’m Cryin’, Lenny
Bonus track: Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)
Executive Producer: John Hammond
Produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richard Mullen and Double Trouble
Disc Two – Live at Ripley’s Music Hall, Philadelphia, October 20, 1983
Testify, So Excited, Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Pride and Joy, Texas Flood, Love Struck Baby, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town), Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun
The 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition of Texas Flood includes extensive liner notes by noted music historian Ashley Kahn (A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album; Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece). In his notes, Kahn writes, “The story of Texas Flood—more than any other recording by the guitarist—is the story of Stevie Ray. The album stands closest to his personal roots, roots that grew from a loamy mix of deep Southern blues, Texas R&B, and white-boy rock ‘n’ roll. It echoes his earliest triumphs as a guitarist, and serves as the triumphant finish-line to a ten-year run of hustling and scuffling that began in 1973, when the Dallas-born, 18-year old left home for the Austin music scene.”
For further information contact:
Tom Cording at Legacy Media Relations, 212.833.4448
Randy Haecker at Legacy Media Relations, 212.833.4101
Gabriela Gibb at Legacy Media Relations, 212.833.4597
Tommy has been featured in A.L Carter’s “Playing the Blues: Portraits of the Great Blues Musicians of Texas” which is currently viewable on the Culturemap Austin web site. Also featured are photos of Denny Freeman, Grady Gaines, Omar Dykes, Tutu Jones, and Van Wilks.
HUBERT SUMLIN TRIBUTE NIGHT
(Update: Photos from tribute posted in Photo Albums)
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Antone’s, 5th & Lavaca, Austin, TX
with Special Guests:
David Grissom, David Holt, Denny Freeman, Malford Miligan, Derek O’Brien, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton, Tommy Taylor, Mark Andes, Gabe Rhodes, Scott Nelson
$12.00 – $100.00
more info on Antone’s site
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, many of Tommy’s bandmates and good friends gathered together at Antone’s in Austin, Texas, to honor one of the cities most beloved musicians. Sharing the stage with Tommy were Chris Layton & Reese Wynans (in their first Austin appearance together in more than 10 years), Storyville’s Malford Milligan, David Grissom, and David Holt, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Ely, Bill Carter, Alan Haynes, along with members of Krackerjack, Eightysixxed, and the Antone’s Blue Tuesday Band.
While photographer Todd V. Wolfson was the designated show photographer for the evening, several other nationally recognized photographers were in attendance and have graciously allowed us to post pictures from the extraordinary evening as well.
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8:00 pm-8:20 pm: 86’d with David Holt, Gabe Rhodes, Mark Andes, Tommy Taylor, Alan Haynes (4 songs)
8:30 pm-8:50 pm: Krackerjack with Bruce Bowland, John Staehely, Tommy Taylor & Tommy Shannon with Reese Wynans (4 songs)
9:00 pm -9:25 pm: Jimmie Vaughan, George Rains, Tommy Shannon, Derek O’Brian and/or, Denny Freeman (4-5 songs)
9:35 pm- 10:05 pm: Malford Milligan, David Grissom, David Holt, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, Reese Wynans (5 songs)
10:15 pm -10:40 pm: Joe Ely with David Holt, David Grissom, Chris Layton, Reese Wynans, Jimmy Pettit (5 songs)
10:50 pm – 11:20 pm: Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton, Reese Wynans with David Holt, Bill Carter, Malford Milligan (4-5 songs)
11:30 pm- 12:15 am+: Finale Anchored by Blue Tuesday Band, Derek O’Brian, Denny Freeman, Riley Osborn, Malford Milligan, Chris Layton and/or Tommy Taylor, Roscoe Beck. Featuring Van Wilks, Will Sexton, David Holt
Photo credit: A.L. Carter Photography
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