Stevie Ray Vaughan The Kings Head CD
This fabulous radio broadcast comes from The Kings Head Inn, a tiny venue popular with students near the Old Dominion University campus, in Norfolk, Virginia, that could accommodate barely 100 people.
Luckily, local radio station WNOR was on hand to preserve this storming performance made on July 20th 1980 by soon-to-become-legendary Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Although Stevie Ray Vaughan would become a prolific song writer, this evenings set includes just two of his own compositions: “Im Cryin” and “Love Struck Baby”.
Both of these songs would subsequently appear on his first album, “Texas Flood” which was released in 1983; the latter song was also issued as a single that same year.
The other songs in the set are drawn from the catalogues of Stevies blues heroes.
Opening proceedings is a fine version of Freddie Kings perennial “Hideaway”. There are two numbers originally written by “Howlin Wolf (Chester Burnett) – “Love Me Darlin” and “Im Leaving You (Commit A Crime )”.
Tipping his Stetson to Jimi Hendrix are versions of the masters own “Little Wing” and “Driving South”, a song popularised by Hendrix but actually written by Curtis Knight.
Completing a stonking set are Robert Geddins “Tin Pan Alley” and, of course, Larry Davis and Joseph Wade Scotts 1958 Blues classic, which also provided the title of his debut, “Texas Flood”.
Genres - Blues, Blues Rock, Guitar, Classic Rock, Rock
Product Code - LFMCD524