Saturday, December 3, 2011

Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble - Texas Flood, in a Rude Mood

Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble - Texas Flood.  The gentleman grinning broadly in Stevie's direction is the legendary music producer and A&R man (artist and repertoire) John Hammond, Sr.  One cannot overstate his contribution to the music recording business.  Hammond furthered, discovered, or outright established the careers of the likes of artists from Benny Goodman, to: Billie HolidayCount BasieTeddy Wilson,Big Joe TurnerPete SeegerBabatunde OlatunjiAretha FranklinGeorge BensonBob DylanFreddie GreenLeonard CohenBruce SpringsteenArthur RussellAsha Puthli andStevie Ray Vaughan.  Hammond is also largely responsible for the revival of delta blues artist Robert Johnson's music.  But back to this record.  First off - the bass part of Double Trouble, Tommy Shannon, played at Woodstock!  He was part of Johnny Winter's band.  Drummer Chris "Whipper" Layton.  I saw Layton play a few years ago at a Jimi Hendrix tribute concert.  Try this:

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