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Stevie Ray Vaughan

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  1. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990
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  2. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I used to work at Sears. For a while I helped unload trucks on the loading dock. I always used to write a song lyric on the white walls of the empty trailers. Guys wrote all kinds of stuff on the walls. Mostly tracking numbers and delivery dates.

    On this date in 1990 I wrote this.

    The trailers are cleaned once a month and all the stuff like that are removed. For months afterward when we'd get that trailer back that lyric was still there. Sometimes someone would add a comment like "amen" or something like that. It would come back and the comments were removed but that quote was still there. I think it lasted about a year.
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    One of my all time favorites. Thanks
  4. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Greatest guitarist ever.
  5. jem88

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    Can't believe it's been 18 years. A real loss.
  6. DallasCowpoke

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  7. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Great blues guitar player. Played it effortlessly.
  8. DallasCowpoke

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    Good story Hos.

    I was sitting in the Fleur de Lis in Baton Rouge LA, enjoying a delicious oblong "Roman" pie on the following night, when a guy at the table next to us keyed-in a SRV song on the jukebox. He could barely control himself from sobbing as he returned to his table.

    It was both mildly amusing and tragic in the same moment.
  9. trickblue

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    Back when I was in college at SFA in Nacogdoches, we had a club called Crossroads that served dollar pitchers on Fridays so it was a popular hangout...

    I saw SRV there a couple of times, up close. It was a small club and he was ripping that guitar up like a red-headed stepchild.

    Good times...

    RIP SRV...
  10. MetalHead

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    Loved his chops...greatest ever?
    No
  11. fredp22

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    only guitarist I've seen that was able to play Hendrix songs successfully. In top 5 of all time
  12. theebs

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    agreed.

    Great, not greatest.

    although I have no idea how you would rate who the greatest is and what criteria you would use to judge that, other than opinion.

    but mary had a little lamb is friggen genius.
  13. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Hendrix, Atkins, Gibbons, Knopfler... all candidates for the greatest ever...
  14. CATCH17

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    Thats how it happens livin life by the drop


    Stevie jammed.
  15. theebs

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    well like I said, I have no idea what criteria would be used other than opinion and everyones taste in music is so different.

    For me personally I would only include hendrix in that conversation in the list you gave. Although mark knopflers music has some incredible production value. Those old dire straights albums sound great on good quality equipment, which cant be said for everyone.
  16. silverbear

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    One of my favorites... when I need an injection of energy, I've found I can't do much better than Double Trouble...
  17. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    He's the greatest ever because of his combination of song writing ability and technique. There are better song writers, clearly, and there will always be better technicians, but he had the optimum combination of the two. It's obviously subjective but most of the other usuals thrown around (such as Atkins or Hendrix) are clearly lacking in one or the other areas.
  18. Doomsday101

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    I was lucky enough to meet Stevie Ray on a flight from Dallas to Houston. It was the day after Thanksgiving I was going back home from the football game and had an early flight. Stevie was also going to Houston for the Rock and Roll auction that was taking place. I had the honor of sitting next to him and talking with him on our way to Houston. I had been a fan of his long before he made it nationally as me and friend always made it to the clubs he was playing at in Houston as well as a few times at a club he was playing in Austin.
  19. CATCH17

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    As good as SRV is I think I still like Jimmy Page on the gee tar better.

    Some of his solos in concert were just absolutely epic.
  20. MetalHead

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    You forgot "in my opinion"..so i fixed it for you.

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