It’s hard to believe that the world lost Stevie Ray at the young age of 35, and for you youngsters out there, let it be known to you that he was one of the greatest of all time. The power and confidence he possessed to go along with his incredible talent was unmatched at the time, and many would say hasn’t been replicated since. He was a blues master and a hell of a performer. They don’t make them like this anymore…Jump forward to see his four greatest moments.
4) “Little Wing” (Live at the El Mocambo, 1991) – What an amazing cover of the beautiful Hendrix tune. I believe if Jimi had been alive he would have approved of Stevie’s performance of the famous ballad.
3) “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” (Couldn’t Stand the Weather, 1984) – Another incredible performance of the guitar heavy Hendrix anthem by Stevie Ray. Here his vocals shine along with his epic guitar playing.
2) “Pride and Joy” (Texas Flood) – This was probably one of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s biggest hits which helped create his reputation as a true bluesman and a force to reckon in the world of guitar players. No one saw him coming.
1) “Texas Flood” (Texas Flood) – This performance really embodies the career and musical prowess of Stevie Ray Vaughn. A slow blues tune that allows Stevie Ray to take everything he learned from past blues greats such as Albert King, and then take them to another level many had never heard before. A true masterpiece.
Wow, what a legend, who will always be missed. For more of Stevie’s greatest guitar moments, please check out Guitar World.