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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Thank you SRV!

I've never been much of a bootlegger. But today is an exception. Today it is 16 years ago that Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash. And, as you know....I do like SRV.
On August 27 1990, very early in the morning, the helicopter that carried Stevie from East Troy where he performed at the Alpine Valley Festival to his next gig, flew into a mountain. Stevie Ray Vaughan died instantly.
At East Troy SRV didn't only put up a hell of a show consisting of 14 songs like The things that I used to do, Pride & Joy, Crossfire and Voodoo Child, but later that evening, just minutes before his departure by helicopter, he jammed with a.o. Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and his brother Jimmy Vaughan.
The recordings of this evening, including the jam on Sweet Home Chicago, are never released. Still, at a day as today I couldn't withhold this unique material from you. So, for once....
Don't go out there and try to get this album. It doesn't exist. Don't throw these file away within 24 hours. You will find them hard to replace. Just download, listen to them and treasure them!

August 26 1990, East Troy, SRV his last recordings, part 1 & part 2

Please check also out: Couldn't stand the weather (1984) and Blues at sunrise (2000)

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