Stephen Ray Vaughan was born October 3, 1954 in Dallas, Texas. He became one of the greatest blues and rock guitarists ever. He was influenced by his brother Jimmie Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and blues greats like Buddy Guy and Otis Rush. Their influences show up on his albums like In Step, Soul To Soul, Couldn't Stand The Weather, and Texas Flood. He impressed fans with his versatile guitar solos and ability to play behind his back. He died in a helicopter crash in 1990.
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My father personally knew Stevie Ray Vaughan when he was a teenager. They both grew up int the same Dallas suburb, Oak Cliff. Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan lived two doors down from my father's friend. My father said he remembers hearing them playing their guitars in their garage.
- Monday, April 16, 2007 at 11:15:21 (EDT)I need a little help. I´m the drummer of a rock and blues band, and we are looking for the lyrics of a SRV song: "Tina Nina Nu". I can´t find this liryc in the SRV webs. Sorry for my english (i´m spanish), bat i need help. If you can help me please concatc my e-mail email@example.com
madrid, madrid spain - Monday, April 16, 2007 at 06:23:00 (EDT)Stevie has inspired me to pick of the guitar... i really never had the urge to play until i heard his music... i am 15 years old and LOVE him, my whole family is music oriented which is why i love music at such a young age, but Stevie by far is the greatest musician i have ever seen or heard. he plays from his heart, he doesnt care what goes wrong (1982 canada when he was literly boo'd the entire time) it's too bad life goes the way it goes, he would have (and is) truly one of the greatest!
Medina, NY US - Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 00:55:01 (EDT)yeah,i too wish that clapton was on that helicopter that night,not stevie.why did he have to be in a rush that knight??? what made him want to leave so fast?
kodiak, alaska usa - Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 03:46:31 (EDT)really , S.R.V is for me the best blues guitarist of all times, he, of course , will beat clapton, so i want that clapton was in the helico , not stevie , stevie double troubled me with his incridible solos,and he influenced me , i play classic guitar since 4 months only,but i play the electric with his influence; R.I.P
casablanca, morocco - Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 14:33:13 (EDT)the way that stevie play,that passion blowed me away.Whwn i first listened to him i was amazed.I play the guitar for almost 3 years,and he is my biggest influence.Now i play with passion and feelings specially when i listen to his songs,i just feel it, straight away.I mean it is incredible.He had such a special gift, and seemed a good person too.
Melbourne, Vic Aus - Monday, October 03, 2005 at 04:22:48 (EDT)stevie is so damn nasty. (nasty as in amazing) i wish i had been able to see him in concert but i was born in 87 =(. one of my favorite SRV songs is life by the drop but all his songs are great
riverhead, ny usa - Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 22:41:19 (EDT)where can I go on line to listen to Tick Tock from "Family Style"?
OKC, OK usa - Friday, August 12, 2005 at 11:36:48 (EDT)Jon - "Cold Shot" is track 5 on "Couldn't Stand The Weather"
Austin, Tx USA - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 13:46:48 (EDT)i was never really interested in the Blues until i took a music course back in High School and the first taste of SRV was Riveria Paradise and i was just BLOWN away at how great it was at first i thought it was something from pink floyd (shine on you crazy diamond style). so after that day i went out on my ten speed (i was only 15 back then) and bought his "In Step" album and was hooked from the first playing.Crossfire and leave my girl alone are i have to say my fav's. its a shame his passing was untimely, i was supposed to see him a few months later than his death and already had tickets for the show. refunds were offered but insted i put my tickets in a frame and felt it seemed a fitting tribute. to this day i dont think anyone can play as smooth and with as much heart as stevie did.
Meriden, CT USA - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 23:00:52 (EDT)do u guys no wat album cold shot was on i dont c it on ur list
- Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 21:53:49 (EDT)I have loved Stevie Ray since I heard his song Life Without You that song was the first song I dedicated to my boyfriend Edwin.
Esquerlina .X. Nina
Salem, Massachussetts - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 18:37:03 (EDT)Late last year I bought a new guitar strap. I had a shoulder problem and I wanted a wide one. I saw this black leather one with with large white musical notes on it and bought it. A few weeks later, I bought a compilation CD of guitar greats. The 8th track blew my mind away. It was SRV and 'Pride & Joy'.
Coincidence? I now have most of his recorded music and one of his DVD's. In spite of being a mediocre guitarist myself, I suddenly had direction. Had I started earlier and been better, I would have been proud to say that my main influence was Stevie Ray. He has redefined everything I try to do on a guitar. He was simply the greatest. He IS the greatest.
Ilminster, Somerset UK - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 14:58:11 (EDT)I cant say i am the biggest SRV fan because i think my passion for listening to his music is equal to all the people who have put their names on this site. I am 17 and i live is Australia. My uncle showed me a cd a while ago and i listened to it for a bit but i didnt really like it that much...it was SRV's 1989 album in step... I know love the album and regret not playing the songs from it earlier. what a shame that i wasnt born earlier and in America so i cud see SRV and enjoy his concerts which seem to be breath taking. I have the DVD's which i am sure are no match to seeing him perform live.
Thank you Stevie Ray Vaughan for passing on your passion for blues to all who listen to you
you will long be remembered
Australia, - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 04:53:25 (EDT)ES DECIR DE EXPLICARLO
Málaga, España - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 06:02:23 (EDT)Stevie Ray Vaughn..... There will NEVER be another guitarist like him!!! There are alot of great guitarists out there... legends of their own time.... just like SRV. But when GOD made Stevie Ray Vaughn, HE broke the mold!!! LONG LIVE STEVIE RAY VAUGHN AND HIS MUSIC..... ROCK-N-ROLL FOREVER!!!!!!
San Angelo, Tx. - Sunday, May 08, 2005 at 18:07:29 (EDT)Hola!!! Soy Español, de Barcelona y soy amante del Blues y de Stevie Ray Vaughan, es sin duda de los mejores. Un saludo a todos aquellos que como yo aman el buen blues y SRV. Bye
Barcelona, Spain - Saturday, May 07, 2005 at 22:52:34 (EDT)I haven't seen SRV in conet, but saw it on dvd, and i have to say he has to be one of the best blues players around. He's currently who i am studying/learning to play his songs and there tough, but I've got a few down already, and out of all the great artists back then, out of them all I'd want to see SRV in concert or jimi hendrix more than any of the rest.
oshawa, ontario canada - Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 16:34:48 (EDT)im 12 years old it is such a shame to have loss such a great blues guitarest
a cant stop watching his dvd consert in Dalles,texes and the tribute with bb king robert crae eric clappton and his brother jimmy vaughan and the best thing about him is his songs and style and his own twist into some of jimmy hendrix song
searcy, arkanses usa - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 17:50:17 (EDT)i just want to say one word to discribe stevie ray vaughaun.this word is called amazing.i am a number fun of him.i think he is very talented and play with soul like jimy hendrix.texas flood for me is the best.i also have the dvd in texas 1983 double trouble.i cant stop watching it.
nenhum, nenhum nenhum - Monday, May 02, 2005 at 03:26:17 (EDT)IN MAY 1984 MY BEST FRIEND AND I HAD MADE PLANS TO HEAD TO THE BANDSHELL AT FAIRPARK IN DALLAS,AFTER WORK AND TAKE IN SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING MUSIC I'D HAD EVER HEARD BEFORE.BOTH OF US BEING YOUNG GUITARIST,WE HAD BEEN LISTENING TO THIS GUY THAT THE LOCAL RADIO STATIONS HAD BEEN PLAYING THAT HAD SO MUCH LIFE.NOW KEEP IN MIND THAT THE BANDSHELL IS A SMALL VENUE OUTDOORS SEATING MAYBE 2000.WELL WE GET IN ABOUT THE TIME THE BAND COMES OUT AND THEY START RIPPING FROM THE START.AT THAT TIME I KNEW THAT STEVIE RAY VAUGHN AND DOUBLE TROUBLE WERE GOD SENT.AND I ALSO UNDERSTAND WHY HE CALLED HIM HOME.DURING THE SHOW I ALSO NOTICED THAT THERE WERE ONLY ABOUT 500 PEOPLE THERE AND I THOUGHT THAT SEVERAL ARE MISSING OUT ON SOME GREAT MUSIC GOT TO SEE THEM PERFORM SEVERAL MORE TIMES BUT THAT NIGHT I REALIZED THAT HIS MUSIC WAS LIKE LOVE,IT TOOK MY BREATH AWAY. PEACE.
GARLAND, TEXAS US - Friday, April 29, 2005 at 18:20:36 (EDT)i love SRV... his style, his music..the man. the world lost one of the most talented blues artists of this generation.
tn usa - Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 08:42:40 (EDT)I'm thirteen and Stevie Ray has inspired me so much. I love to play his songs and to just feel the music. Thanx Stevie...
Dallas, Texas USA - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 11:28:17 (EDT)Hey, Saintclair, I dont think one date constuties a line like "theres my old girl friend", on stage. YOU MUST HAVE TRIPED, AND FALLEN , LIKE HIT YOUR HEAD. LIP SINK IN DAVIS.. Told SRV to stay away from the terrible two.. Yea there still trying to ruin my lfe. Since the day of the hamberger,thought things might have thawed out since FL. guess not. one day soon here Jake and I are moving out of state.
FAIR OAKS, CA USA - Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 14:37:58 (EDT)I'm a SRV fan, we got an soul connection, it's fucking amazing. Do you guys know where is Stevie's grave ? Please send me an email.
São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 12:36:32 (EDT)Stevie certainly caused a ruckus. No matter what you thought of him, his music was brilliant,far ahead and out of sight of main stream music. They had to catch up with him. Although he was at the penacle of texas road house music he'd be pleased of the many artists he has influenced. it really does not matter if you played for 41 days or 41 years. we all have opinions, and we ought to respect them. i am probably reaching out on a limb but i don't think that Stevie would berate others for their opinions and would welcome all artists, their opinion, their styles and their love of music. what he did for us we'll always be able to enjoy, we ought to keep the rhetoric to a minimum and share quality experiences. you'll meet him one day, we all will. if we are lucky, there will be some great guitarists jammin the hell outta heaven. stephen.
irving, tx usa - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 00:20:03 (EDT)NOTHING BUT THE BEST
LAREDO, TEXAS US - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 01:46:12 (EDT)Stevie Ray Vaughn changed the way guitar was played. There is no way his style can ever be reproduced by anyone. When my friend loaned me the DVD and told me they boo'd him in the first concert i though he was joking, how can you Boo someone that puts that much heart into what they play and are that insanely good at it?! its not like you can pull any person of the street that can pull a riff out of their hat thats that good, and then have them be able to do it behind their back!!! Stevie Ray Vaughn has inspired me to take my guitar playing to the next level, especially Empty Arms, Scuttle Buttin', and Life Without You. His whole Essential SRV CD set is incredible, the raw energy he brings is insane and will always inspire guitarists. "Fly On My Friend"
Brentwood, New Hampshire USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 22:31:49 (EDT)What an awesome guitarist. He is an inspiration to my music. I love the energy I feel from his agressive finger style. He is always so busy when he plays the guitar. Playing bass line and melody with rhythms that display some amazing wrist speed. His music, sparked from his soul and transformed through his fingers with impressive style. His style is like no others before him. Some close, sure... When I hear him do the "The Telephone Song" the energy is there. Just listen to this song and feel Stevie express himself. The spontaneous energy of his agreesive finger style is most impressive to me. Bending, holding, hammering, pulling off, and sustaining notes with emotion attached to every lick. He just has the ability to move you with his music. You do not only hear his music but you can feel it. Stevie Ray Vaughn will always be considered a legend.
Alabama USA - Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 17:52:20 (EDT)I have been playing guitar since I was 8 I bought it for 5 dollars back in the early 70's actually 69 but who's counting.... Never new Stevie Ray Vaughn untill I got married in August 18, 2000. and nine days later I met Him, his music mesmerised me I learned almost every song note for note (almost), I have never played for an audience, but when I play his music I hear Albert King, Buddy
Guy, and the list goes on. He IS one of the best and need I say more. The person from Texhoma, did you know that Hendrix copied Buddy Guy's style and Stevie Ray copied Budy Guy style also, so figure it out. "Watch Lightning in a Bottle" and you will understand.
Irving, TX USA - Monday, April 18, 2005 at 13:43:53 (EDT)OH, YEAH .......HIS INFLUENCE SAVED MY MUSIC CAREER. I,M NOT TRYING TO COPY HIM EITHER......MY STYLE SHINES THROUGH, BUT YOU CAN HEAR THE INFLUENCE. JUST LIKE STEVIE DID ON THIS VERSION OF HENDRIX. I THINK HE DONE A HELL OF A HELL OF A JOB.
TEXHOMA, TX USA - Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 18:24:40 (EDT)YOU STUPID UNTALENTED CRITICS OF STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN.....AND ESPECIALLY THE GUY WHO SAID THAT "VOODOO CHILE" WAS TOO MUCH LIKE JIMI HENDRIX........I HAVE BEEN PLAYIN' GUITAR FOR 41 YEARS.....AND I GRADUATED THE SAME YEAR AS "THE SUMMER OF LOVE" 1969. I PLAY ELEVEN INSTRUMENTS FLUENTLY AND JIMI AND STEVIE ARE MY 2 GREATEST INFLUENCES ON MY STYLE. I'M TELLIN' YOU THAT IT AIN'T NO SMALL TASK TO LEARN "VOODOO CHILE"........OF ALL THE ROCK SONGS I HAVE LEARNED.....(I KNOW A FEW THOUSAND OR SO) THIS ONE WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING. IF YOU CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STEVIE'S STYLE AND JIMI'S, THEN YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR HEAD OR YOUR ASS. ANYONE THAT DOES A VERSION OF SOMEONE ELSE'S MUSIC MUST KEEP A SOMEWHAT SIGNATURE RENDITION OF THAT PIECE. EVERYONE'S ENTITLED TO AN OPINION, BUT YOU ARE JUST SHOWING EVERYONEON THIS HERE FORUM HOW LITTLE MUSIC APPRECIATION REFINEMENT YOU LACK WHEN IT COMES TO BEING A MUSIC CRITIC. JIMI AND STEVIE HAD DISTINCTIVE STYLES, WERE BOTH GUITAR VIRTUOSOS IN THEIR OWN RIGHT, WERE BOTH BRILLIANT SONGWRITERS AND DON'T NEED YOUR 2 BIT OPINION.
TEXHOMA, TX USA - Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 18:18:23 (EDT)He touches my heart everytime i hear his guitar
Jose L Suarez, Argentina - Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 15:47:44 (EDT)Já faz 15 anos que SRV morreu... e a cada ano que se passa a musica desse cara parece que fica cada vez melhor.
São Paulo, São Paulo Brasil - Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 21:36:46 (EDT)From time to time when I hear a SRV song and I am in the area, I go and pay a visit to Stevie.I just seem to forget about the troubles I face when I visit his grave.Live on forever SRV.Love Ya!
Dallas, Tx U.S.A. - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 13:41:14 (EDT)STEVE RAY THE SHIT AND I LIVED N CA. WHEN HE DIED AND SEEN HIM JUST B4 HE DIED AND HAVE A WORLD TOUR SHIRT WITH HIM ON FRONT N PHSYCDELICS COLORS AND WORLD TOUR ON BACK THE SHOW I WAS AT WAS IN CONCORD AND WAS FORGENATE ENOUGH 2 C HIM LIKE THREE TIMES THATS MY STORY AND I'M STICKIN 2 IT
VANCOUVER, WA. U.S.A - Sunday, April 03, 2005 at 13:02:16 (EDT)SRV... The best ever. Not only was his tremendous talent and passion evident whenever he strapped on his guitar, he was also a very humble man who would give his love and the shirt off his back to whoever asked him. 15 years and his music and appeal are as strong as ever. Soul to soul.
B.C. Canada - Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 17:15:33 (EST)Stevie Ray Vaughan and Santana are my favorites guitarists,from Stevie(my favorites tracks are Dirty Pool and Tin Pan Alley)every time I listen that two songs I Cry ,sorry for my english,bye everybody,and if any girl want to talk with me firstname.lastname@example.org
Quellón, Chiloe Chile - Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 10:27:52 (EST)i totaly agree will
- Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 21:40:33 (EST)LENNY IS BY FAR THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY ARRANGED GUITAR SONG EVER. Lenny in my opinion is his greatest piece of work (art). Words cannot describe how truly beautiful that song is. You can listen to that song and feel what Stevie was feeling when he was writing it (for his wife). He plays with so much soul and raw emotion and really defines the blues. He pours out his heart into his songs.....much respect to the late Stevie Ray
Racine, WI USA - Friday, March 25, 2005 at 00:41:03 (EST)jimmiy hendrix was a master because of his mind...i just read someone say "alot of people say no one can come close to jimmis style but i can play many of his songs almost perfectly and so can a lot of other giutarists." anyone can learn anyones songs in a matter of time but not everyone can make up songs like him...i would like to see this person make so many great songs himself.
- Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 22:57:12 (EST)i just started playing giutar in september and now that i have started playing giutar, i have more apreciation for great giutarist and SVR is deffinitly one of my favorites. hes got an amazing heart when he plays. my teacher has taught me texas flood and mary had a little lamb so far by SRV...and who ever said jimmy hendrix was "ok"....your only in 5th grade and u just dont kno...
- Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 22:47:03 (EST)Stevie your the best guitar player for all the times.
Blue`s feel plus character, if any other Stevie´s fan want to conect write to me.
Buenos Aires , D.F. Argentina - Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 15:56:47 (EST)I hate the way some people had written about SRV. Stevie was just... a dad gum awsome guitar player. i'm with that dave s. boy. Hendrix was ok, but no comparison to srv. my favorite song of all is every song he ever played. It was a shame that he died. i'm in the 5th grade and i know ALMOST ever thing about him. mary had a little lamb is a buddy guy song. alot of people love stevie,but others that I saw don't.v august 27,1990 at 1:00am after a few seconds was horrible.srv's death.being clean since 1986-1990 4 years of it.well it got to go more comin' tomorrow. see ya'll later......!
D'LO, MS U.S.A. - Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 18:24:57 (EST)SRV was an amazing guitarist. I think it's kind of a shame to see the negative comments about comparing him to Hendrix. They were both more talented guitar players than most humans will ever be. My personal favorite song by Stevie is Mary Had A Little Lamb.
- Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 11:43:24 (EST)My favorite song is Telephone song. That song brings back so many memories of someone I loved with all of my heart years ago. Although things worked out for the best I guess I'll always have a special place in my heart for him. This song described our situation perfectly.
FL USA - Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 00:00:39 (EST)SRV is definately not from my generation. But the unexpected encounter with his sound and greatness had a profound effect on me and resulted in me becoming a true fan. Life has these surprises in store for you. How many people have discovered his music even after his untimely death? What an honor it is to get to know his songs and maybe just for a fleeting moment feel like you get a glimpse of him playing the piece just for you. Songs like "Pride and Joy" bring out emotions we forget we have. See you one day, Stevie...
Canada - Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 23:46:20 (EST)hendrix is better
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new york, bronx new york - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 19:04:44 (EST)Why the hell does it say Stevie's best song is Voodoo Child? (Yes, Voodoo Child; Voodoo Chile is the 15-minute blues lament.) Why not one of Stevie's originals, or, like Hendrix's page, a cover more atoned to Stevie's originality: one that he customised... his Voodoo Child was too much the same, or too much trying to copy Hendrix's. Which isn't bad, it's just not particularly good.
- Friday, March 11, 2005 at 17:51:50 (EST)SRV was and still is the greatest guitarist. If it wasn't for him I'd probably be sitting on the couch gettin' fat. I try to play a guitar just like him. I've got a srv tribute guitar(exept my is not the real #1).I don't have much to say about him, but I know alot about S.R.Vaughan. THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE YOU PASSED OUR WAYS. Guitar Fanatic, LeonE.Phillips
D'LO, MS U.S.A. - Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 17:04:02 (EST)To say that I miss Stevie Ray would be an understatement. This site is a wonderful testiment for the man that he was. Soul to Soul is from his to ours. I will be checking back to this site often . It is sooooo nice to find people that appriciates quality music and an artist that was more than a guitar player.
nc usa - Monday, March 07, 2005 at 19:20:20 (EST)Stevie will never die for me. People like that live forever in our hearts... It's not the guitar playing that amazes me the most, it's his soul and the ability to make the ones who hear and feel him ther right way become better people. Stevie, you changed my life and my playing. Hope we meet again in the Great Concert Hall in the sky.
- Saturday, March 05, 2005 at 13:44:13 (EST) well all i have to say is that i found in this guy a gitar player with a style that dont need high speed solos to be the best, he used to be clear with the guitar and i think this is the best guitar player i ever seen.
- Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 17:12:10 (EST)HI there to all of you here in SRV Blues land!!
as you all may know, i just LOVE Stevie Ray Vaughan!! my bro introduced me to his wonderful music and i just cant get ENOUGH!! Scratch-n-Sniff and Crossfire are my favs!! but then again, all his songs are great!! OH!! and he can play guitar behind his back!! thats freakin AWESOME!! hmmmm..you fans might already know that..!! it says at the top of this site..but im sure you people dont mind reading it again!! oh and i agree with all you girls here in blues land... Stevie Ray Vaughan is cuuuuute!!
im sorry if i sound like a teeny-bopper..but im a teenage fan of this man's electric blues!!
good bye to all and have fun listening, learning, reading and LOVING
Stevie Ray Vaughan!!!!!
Sydney, NSW Australia - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 08:19:06 (EST)THE 1982 DVD OF STEVIE RAY VAUGHN WHEN HE FIRST STARTED OUT THE PEOPLE THAT BOOED HIM THEY DID NOT KNOW WHAT GOOD LOOKS OR GOOD MUSIC WAS, BECAUSE IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE I WOULD HAVE BEEN SO DISGUSTED WITH HOW THEY TREATED HIM. HE WENT OUT THERE AND PLAYED FROM HIS HEART AND THEY TREATED HIM WITH BOOS AND HE LEFT THE STAGE WITH THAT LOOK ON HIS FACE AND AS CALM AS HE WAS HE MUST HAVE BEEN A AWSOME GUY , BECAUSE IF I WAS ON STAGE PLAYING FOR THESE FANS I JUST COULD NOT HAVE STAYED UP ON STAGE AND GAVE ALL I HAD. HE IS JUST A AWESOME GUY AND THAT'S ALL I COULD SAY AND I LOVE HIS SOUL AND I JUST HOPE HE IS WALKING ON THE STREETS OF GOLD IN HEAVEN. I WISH I COULD HAVE MEET HIM IN PERSON, BUT I WAS ONLY 15 YEARS OLD WHEN HE STARTED HIS CAREER THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN REALLY NICE TO HAVE MEET HIM.
LA, - Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 21:33:13 (EST)I THINK STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN IS THE BEST LOOKING MAN IN THE WHOLE UNITED STATES TO ME THAT I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME. PEOPLE GO CRAZY OVER ELVIS, BUT I WOULD CHOOSE STEVIE RAY OVER HIM ANY DAY. I JUST HEARD AND SEEN STEVIE RAY ON DIRECT TV IN SEPTEMBER 2004 AND I WENT CRAZY OVER HIM AND I LOVED HIS MUSIC AND EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM AND I LATER FOUNT OUT THAT HE DIED IN 1990 AND IT WAS HEART CRINCHING. I WENT TO WAL-MART AND BOUGHT HIS DVDS AND CDS AND I LIKE HIS DVD IN 1982 THAT HE MADE. HE WAS FINER THAN WINE.
JONESVILLE, LA USA - Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 21:15:57 (EST)I LOVE YOU THE MOST!
Q-town, Pa. USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 22:46:47 (EST)Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of my favs right now. First song I ever heard by him was Pride and Joy and it was funny seeing my mom try and sing to it...lol
My fav is Change It...it's pretty
Elkhart, IN usa - Monday, February 21, 2005 at 14:58:54 (EST)I now, understand the loyalty and love of Stevie Ray Vaughan. I never understood my husband's love of the blues, till I was stuck, in a car driving from Wisconsin to Texas,and back,listening for the entire trip to Stevie Ray Vaughan CD's......as he was trying to memorize the lyrics. I have since watched his video's, read his story and think he had the magic to touch you, soul to soul. Tin Pan Alley, Life Without You and Change It, Lenny, ..... Ain"t Given up on Love, ...are some of the songs that are nearly bring me to tears. The people who were in his life were very lucky to know this talent, his kindness, and humbleness, his video is playing, Vodoo Child, see you in the next world don't be late.......
Kenosha, wisconsin us - Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 13:25:33 (EST)Livin will new band srv tribute........awesome....from Kenosha Wisconsin.....www.livinwill.com take a listen.....
Kenosha , wis usa - Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 12:47:25 (EST)life without you... it's very difficult...
- Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 09:45:24 (EST)i love you
- Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 09:42:56 (EST)Well, this is proud to say because stevie may felt blues and i love his scale
Imphal, Manipur India - Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 01:35:58 (EST)LOVE STRUCK BABY is my favorite SRV song because it is full of energy and really gets your blood moving. Some of my other favorites are LOOK AT LITTLE SISTER, PRIDE AND JOY, and TELL ME. I have all of the DVDs and most of the CDs and SRV is a major influence in my playing style. I learned so much watching and listening and and am still in awe to this day.
virginia beach, va USA - Monday, February 14, 2005 at 22:41:09 (EST)I listen to tightrope every day before I have to go, to the hell hole I call work , and somehow life that day is more bareable, its almost like he is walking along side of me!
Quakertown, pa USA - Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 22:01:54 (EST)I`m from argentine. i think that stevie ray best song is LITILE WING.
bs.as, ba.as argentina - Wednesday, February 09, 2005 at 21:46:09 (EST)My god, Its just quite dificult to make a choice with one song of Stevie, but if i had to choose, I think COME ON (part III) is the best song, its powerfull and its BLUES!!...I salute every blues fan from Argentina
Bsas, Bsas Argentina - Wednesday, February 09, 2005 at 20:31:43 (EST)Yeah Stevie is awesome and all that but who the hell thinks Voodoo Chile (slight return) is his best song. You know fuck bloody all. Lenny is quite simply the best guitar track there is. So fuck off
Hemel Hempstead, Herts England - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 11:41:18 (EST)God Bless Stevie Ray Vaughan. I only hope that when I die there is a special bar in heaven where I can sit down in the front row and and listen to Stevie let it rip. I only hope....
USA - Monday, February 07, 2005 at 17:44:15 (EST)I Love SRV like a miner loves gold !!! He is the best in the world how he handles the strat its not normal anymore, live he is even better and his shows are always
good !!! I like Lenny, Pride and Joy, Gone Home, Tin Pan Alley, Look at little Sister and Rude Mood .... Oh my god i love him !!! its so stupid he died with a helicopter accident....
Nijmegen, Netherlands - Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 13:40:06 (EST)I have always been a SRV fan, but my interest peaked immediately after his death with the Family Style album. However, my 18-month old A.J. son is a HUGE SRV fan ... I know this because we TIVOed, then bought him the DVD, of the Montreux concerts ('82, '85). No matter how upset or fussy he is, for the past six months, all I have to do is put Stevie on. Now, he's begging Mommie for Stevie, leading her to the TV and pointing to the DVD. We have probably listened to the concert 100 times since it first aired on DirecTV in September. He begs me to dance with him (bounce him) to "Mary Had a Little Lamb". And this child doesn't watch TV at all besides this -- completely ignores it!!! We even bought him a toy guitar for Christmas!
p.s. Thank goodness it's not Barney!!
Chris (and A.J.)
- Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 20:43:14 (EST) I've been a SRV fan since 2001....i was in the car and i heard Little Wing...i had to pull over and listen....it was and still is the greatest song ever..since that day i started to like his music, didnt take long for me to love it..theres nothin like it..not even Hendrix, Clapton or any of the other BluesMan could give a performance like he did...his guitar playin was just perfect everything about it was right....and you just had to shut up and listen...
whereever you are Stevie...We love ya man!
Rocky Mount, NC United States - Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 13:02:43 (EST)I love Stevie Ray Vaughn, I can't get through a day without listening and seeing him on CD and DVD. I have all his CD's,DVD's and some other essentials. I cry every time I watch him, I try to rejoice in his music, I listen to every word, and watch every move he makes, but I miss him so much.I was eight months pregnant and the same age as Stevie when he left for Chicago on the fateful nite. I didn't make it to the last concert and I have been forever haunted by that...My son is now 14 years old and was due on Stevie's birthday the 3rd, but was late.......His is the 10th,,,which I blame on my intense sadness at the time.....I will forever be a Stevie Ray Fan....He's my Fantasy Man.....SRVLOVER2...
noblesville, in usa - Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 20:47:06 (EST)hi friends .i play guitare and i want know a friend's
my email email@example.com
i love jimi hendrix and stevie ray vaughan
city hassani, agadir moroco - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 05:55:54 (EST)stevie ray vaughan is a voodoo child like jimi hendrix.
his solo taked me over yonder.
i love him ,and i wish see a dvd of stevie ray vaughan;
city hassani, agadir moroco - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 05:49:24 (EST)Hello everybody! I'm Brazilian and drummer of a band of Extreme Metal from São Paulo, and I guess never mind the kind of music that you play what is really important, and our big master Stevie Ray Vaughan left this message for us with his music, it's the way that you feel when you're playing. These feelings are bigger than all things in the world. Although the fact Stevie was a guitarrist/singer and I'm a drummer, I think that I've learned a lot listening and whatching SRV song's. I never saw a musician with the feeling that Stevie had, and I'm trying to pick up these lessons that he left in his wonderful career and put its in Extreme Metal that is a style very fast with many notes, especially on the drums. The guys of my band and me like blues a lot, and other friends that sometimes come to my house also became big fans of SRV, after listening sessions here. That's all I wish you all good luck and if someone wants to know my band please enter this site: www.funeratus.com.br Thanks! Stevie Ray Vaughan and his soul and music lives on.
Poços de Caldas, MG Brazil - Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 16:21:36 (EST)yeah, for me it's not SRV for sure.. but maybe its one of the "tribute to SRV" songs, thats what i think.. or an old band of stevie where he didnt sing??
now i really dont know whats this :)
slupsk, Poland - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 08:24:31 (EST)Thanks, Chris. If anyone could help identify the song, that would be greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays to all!
Los Angeles, CA US - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 02:46:51 (EST)Hello everybody! My name is Danny, I'm not only a fan of Stevie, infact I play drum and sing, until 1988, in a Blues Band (Bourbon Street Blues Band)here in Italy dedicaed to SRV and his fantastic songs and guitar solos.
For me and my friends his was THE NUMBER ONE!!!
Velletri, Roma Italy - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 09:09:43 (EST)Jason, you asked about this song (Can anyone tell me what the name of this SRV song is and from what album? (http://www.geocities.com/doughboyjay/ray.mp3). It aint Stevie from what I know. It maybe from the Family album since I don't have that one. But it doesnt' sound like SRV to me.
Hershey, PA USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 22:25:20 (EST)Can anyone tell me what the name of this SRV song is and from what album?
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles, CA US - Friday, December 24, 2004 at 07:56:52 (EST)I'm getting married on 1-2-05 i need help finding the lyrical version of little wing to play at my wedding as a suprise for my soon to be husband! Any help would be deeply appreciated. My e-mail address is email@example.com.
FARMINGTON, NM USA - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 15:57:28 (EST)i have loved stevie ray's music ever since i was a kid. i was 6 years old, when i picked up the guitar. i started playing electric when i was 12. stevie was the reason i started playing electric blues. aka bluesrock. he is the king, of the stratocaster. no one even cmoes close to his sound. there is a lot of great cover bands out there covering his songs, but there just isnt any one who can even come closr to his sound. he is the greatest ever. i wish stevie was here with us still today, cause all these guitarist, would be shakeing in the boots, think about how good he was when he died, add up the years he has been gone that will give you some idea of how good he would be now, even better than he was then. wow.
odessa, texas uas - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 14:03:07 (EST)Yo soy un gran fan stevie y he pasado los últimos años de mi vida descubriendo el secreto de su gran tono. saludos desde colima
colima, colima mexico - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 16:55:12 (EST)Right on Lukas! Just remember you can play the blues anywhere. Even in Slupsk Poland! The blues lives in us just Like Stevie Ray Vaughan! Alot of blues was played and is still played on acoustic guitar.No amp needed for the blues hehe....playing blues without a amp for years.KEEP JAMMIN AND Thanks SRV and thanks for this great site!Right on!
Right On Lukas! and Nice Site
Huntington Beach, California United States - Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 12:45:58 (EST)VIVA SRV!!!
abner alan souza costa
umuarama, Paraná Brazil - Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 15:44:35 (EST)how i ken hab oll tablature of stevie?
juan carlos ojeda o"ryan
punta arenas, xii region chile - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 09:36:02 (EST)i started playing guitar when i was 12.. now im 15, i first heard Stevie when i was 14.. till then i learned a lot of his licks, solos and even whole songs.. hes really awesome - a pure music directly from heart and soul...
i think thats beautiful that he had a chance to show his music to the world..
im living in poland and here i think a few people can play somewhere all over the world - i mean guitarist..
i cant even afford a good amp or something..
i have no place where i could play blues..
im thinking of a trip to USA or somewhere to play blues when i'll be 18-19 :)
now im listening and learning.. playing and feelin' the blues...
once again, thank you Stevie, your music will live in our hearts forever!
slupsk, Poland - Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 16:22:40 (EST)came you please tell me what state and where he crashed email firstname.lastname@example.org thank you and we love you stevie
pueblo, co - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 21:41:43 (EST)My dad first told me about SRV when I was 10.I heard some of his songs and I loved them.Then I found out he was dead and I was devastated,but that did not stop me from listening to his songs.Ever since I heard his songs i've been buying his albums and music book trying to learn how to play as good as him.But I dont think it will happen.He was an awesome guitar player.
pennmar, maryland - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 21:17:55 (EST)I got into SRV while learning to play guitar. One day I stumbled across SRV & DT Texas Flood at the local record shop. Little did I know at the time, but I stubbled on the best guitar tutor I could of ever hoped for. Stevie is my inspiration. Mt stereo always has a Stevie album on it. To Me he will always live foever. Thank you Double trouble for allowing a star to shine
Derby, Derbyshire ENGLAND - Saturday, November 06, 2004 at 05:24:01 (EST)hey gang...check out www.ericsteckel.com. If Stevie Ray Vaughan had a son, it would be this kid. He's just 14 and plays the blues as if he's lived a lifetime of blues. This kid's got IT!!
Just a Blues Fan
- Monday, November 01, 2004 at 22:28:25 (EST)i've been a dedicated SRV fan since 1995. instead of writing about his obvious greatness, i wanted to get the word out concerning a guitarist who comes as close to SRV in his playing and passion as anything i've seen or heard. he is Ronnie Baker Brooks. i've attended several shows of his around the country and must say his talent is immense. Ronnie is from Chicago and grew up learning the blues from his father, Chicago blues great Lonnie Brooks. he has played with or spent time with an amazing assortment of musicians, including SRV. take the time to visit his web page at www.ronniebakerbrooks.com and catch on to what i'm talking about. go through his biography, tour the picture gallery, and find a show near you from the tour schedule......acquaint yourself with 'The Guitar Terminator', as Ronnie is introduced before each show. the time you take to discover him will be worth it. Sincerely, Andrew Swenson---SRV R.I.P.
Rothschild, Wisconsin USA - Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 13:40:47 (EDT)I love stevie. My dad got me hooked on him. I am in the middle of learning some songs of his. I love him. he's my music idol. and no one can change that.
sunset, tx u.s. - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 12:38:04 (EDT)I've been playing guitar for quite some time now, but the first few songs I learned were by Jimi Hendrix. (Fire, Little Wing, Wind Cries Mary) but after I'd played for a little while longer I began trying to learn SRV songs... and there's a world of difference. Stevie played with such intensity and feeling. I honestly don't think a guitarist (someone who knows more than powerchords) would claim that Stevie ripped off Jimi. He covered some Hendrix songs but his personal style was NOTHING like Jimi's. Listen to the whole of Stevie's work and then make that claim. It's just not true. Some even say that Stevies best songs are Hendrix covers - but those same people cite 'All Along the Watchtower' or 'Hey Joe' as their favorite Hendrix song... BOTH of which are covers.
Is Jimi a better musician, riff writer, or lyricist? Perhaps. That's a matter of opinion. Was Jimi a better guitarist? No. That's a fact.
Favorite Stevie songs: Riviera Paradise, Life by the Drop, Lenny, Tick Tock, Texas Flood (i know it's a cover, but stevie does it very well), Mary Had a Little Lamb, Testify, Couldn't Stand the Weather (love the solo in that)
Stevie will never die!
Whitmire, SC USA - Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 21:17:43 (EDT)I will always love SRV. all though he has passed my love for his music never will. He is the best ever.
Garden City, Kansas America - Saturday, October 09, 2004 at 15:46:41 (EDT)Just want to say how much I admire SRV + how sad I feel when I watch him play. Then I listen, watch him making us see his persona. A great + good man, not just a guitar player in a band. He then inspires, lifts the spirit from within, making it possible to feel sadness + joy at the same time. There aren't many who can do that or have done that. Can you "feel" how much he was giving us? How much he was "feeling" good for giving us? I can + I'm very grateful, thank you Stevie!
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novi sad, srbia yugoslavia - Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 14:32:38 (EDT)Oh my god i cannot emphasize how much i love srv. He is by far my favorite musician ever. my cousin who has the 2nd biggest srv cd collection in the u.s. got me into him and ever since i have been hooked. I have gotten alot of my friends into him and they all think he just amazing. I read his biography "caught in the crossfire" and after I read it I couldnt help but feel like i had known him all my life. SRV god bless you and soul to soul man
wilmot, nh usa - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 20:07:33 (EDT) Jim, What I meant by the not a lot people messing with different sounds stuff came out wrong and I knew as soon as I read it back after I posted it. What was meant by it was this. The sixties was a time when everthing was new. If any of us played in the sixties and say we got a little drunk and hooked something up wrong and it made a odd sound. chance are nobody else was doing it at the time. It was just so easy to come up with something new. And by the time SRV came along. Pretty much everything that could be done as far as sound had pretty much already been done. Yes there are a few people that still find a new way of doing things.And I think Tom Morrelo would be a good example of that today. But with most of the bands you listed I don't think they would have been so experimental if it had not been for Jimi doing so. I mean most of the brit bands when they first got going were just trying to copy there fav blues artist. But after Jimi started his thing they all started following along. I was just trying to say. What if he came along now and someone else had already did all the things he came up with. Would he have been what he is today. Like Stevie said Jimi came up with. But what I am asking is what if he didn't. What if jimi came along later in time and someone else already came up with it? Would he have got as far? I don't think so. But that's my opnion. And we all know they are like assholes. Everyone has one (LOL). About the version of voodoo from woodstock. I own it, along with several other jimi dvds. And I wasn't blown away with that song like I was when I saw stevie doing it. But we are impressed by different things. When I hear machine gun. I am blown away by that. On the topic the could last forever. I am sure they are facing off somewhere and having one hell of a time doing so.. And as for Stevie being the most under-rated I do agree there. Eric Clapton has even said that he had to not watch stevie when they played together becasue if he let himself get caught up in what stevie was doing that he might as well walk off stage.. So that sould tell people something..But like everything else it all comes down to what you like better I guess. Oh yeah Giorgio, I saw the 85 show on direct TV and I saw you with your sign. Can't wait, the DVD comes out tomorrow. This board is becoming one of my fav srv spots on the net great posts everyone. Having a lot of fun talking about SRV.
OH - Monday, September 13, 2004 at 21:35:43 (EDT)Hey Randy...just to give you a heads up, The Sky is Crying wasn't written by Stevie it was written by Elmore James. But I tell ya one thing, Stevie sure did own it when he played it. I love that song too, just passing on some knowledge.
Philly, - Monday, September 13, 2004 at 15:56:49 (EDT)Hutch--- I disagree with the comment that "Jimi came around at a time when there was not alot of people messing with different sounds." On the contrary, there was Cream, Led Zepplin, The Who, The Doors, Rolling Stones even the Beatles at that time were very experimental. The thing of it is, is that Jimi did things back then that has yet to be surpassed. Stevie did some wonderful things, he had his own, identifiable sound and in my opinion is possibly the most under-rated guitartist of time. But Jimi was and still is the greatest ever. Stevie once said about Jimi..."It took me a long time to really catch on to alot of what he was doing even after he was gone, it's just that the difference is that I'm copying him and he came up with it." They both have touched my soul and I wish they were still with us. Also check out/watch the version of Voodoo Child that Jimi did at Woodstock..it's amazing!
PA - Monday, September 13, 2004 at 15:47:11 (EDT)Well I have always liked his music, then i moved to austin and heard more of his stuff on the radio, then i heard sky is crying, and
it is absolutly one of the greatest songs ever written, it gives me chills to listen to it.....We should appreciate his music more than we do.....
austin, tx - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 15:11:48 (EDT)SRV es el mejor bluesman, cualquier canción que uno escuche hace que el cuerpo y el espiritu tiemble, demonios Dirty Pool, Tin Pan Alley demonioss simplemente extraordinario, quien no lo considere asi ignora en su totalidad el bluessssssssssssssss. Saludos a todos los camaradas que adoran a SRV
Mexico, Mexico - Thursday, September 09, 2004 at 23:51:49 (EDT) On the hendrix SRV topic. As a guitar player I don't think there is much to compare. Yes hendrix was an amazing guitar player, The thing about hendrix was that he came about at a time when there was not a lot of people messing with different sounds and things like that. Thats what makes him what his is today. If he would have been around at the same time as stevie. I am afraid we may not think of him as what he is today. I mean when stevie plays hendrix, it's like hendrix on crack. Stevie was just smoking and flawless on top of it. If you play guitar I think it's 10 times easier to sit down and learn a hendrix song, then it is a srv song. Stevie just did things that are insane. I had this chat with a friend of mine once. He said hendrix was the better of the two. So I put in the version of Voodoo off of the dvd in the box set. Well 5 mintues later my friend had a new outlook on the hendrix and srv match up. But all in all I love both of them. SRV a little more,lol. That is why I have number 1 inked on my arm. But we were blessed to have both of them around. SRV, RIP, the angles didn't have to wait so long for you. They just had to have there way. So take your place..
Hillsboro, OH USA - Thursday, September 02, 2004 at 22:42:15 (EDT)I think SRV was the greatest guitarist who ever lived. SRV played the guitar with passion, he didn't just jump on a stage and beat and bang his guitar. He had the hardest songs to play: Scuttle Buttin, Voodoo Chile, Mary Had A Little Lamb, they were just so complicated to play, but SRV made it seem easy. He's also very fluid in his cord changing never missing a note. I have the DVD "Live at the El Macombo" it's awesome and if you ever a chance to watch it, do so. SRV R.I.P. you are still the greatest!
Wellston, Ohio USA - Thursday, September 02, 2004 at 12:00:16 (EDT)Not a problem jc
PA - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 21:09:05 (EDT)look men boat stevie as jimi very good guitar , but the thing is if i here stevie play you feel the feelings he but in his music . i havenow about 57 cd's of stevie every cd is very good he always play's his songs at a diverent way or when he play a song of jimi or john lee hooker or hound dog taylo its stevie that copie the songs its stvie that makes his own version of the songs as a tribute to the other great blues singers and that is what makes you a good guitar player , playing with your heart
Stevie your the best
belgium - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 11:23:07 (EDT)jim,
thanks that makes sense now
- Friday, August 27, 2004 at 13:58:17 (EDT)jc...chile is a variation of the word child. Much like po' is a variation of the word poor. These are old southern variations of words. So voodoo chile and voodoo child are the same named songs just a slight variation of the title name.
PA - Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 12:31:58 (EDT)I saw Stevie two times in my life : in Montreux 1985 and in Milan, Italy, 1988. I'm waiting with a lot of interest the new double DVD live in Montreux because I hope to see me with my trust white man : I churned it from the beginning of the show direct to Stevie and inside you can saw "Please Stevie, play Voodoo Chile, JIMI is with You!". Tommy Shannon saw it and by looking me gave an OK!!!... When the wha-wha began the song for me was like to play guitar with Stevie!!! Thank you GREAT!!! My Guitar World is like the Sancta Trinitas : JIMY HENDRIX - STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN and Fender Guitars !!! Galluz '63
PAVIA, ITALY - Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 08:28:52 (EDT)read the biography, "caught in the crossfire"
he is a maniac this guy...........
and listen closely to him
slim guitar junior
canada - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 23:48:06 (EDT)ok im a big srv fan...but theres one thign i cant figure out...is it voodoo child or voodoo chile? theyre the same song from what i can tell but different names...and what is chile...other than the country
- Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 18:38:31 (EDT)stevie ray vaughn was an icon- if you like his version of little wing- you oughta check out another guy from texas named monty montgomery- he has a version of little wing that is amazing too-
- Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 16:59:21 (EDT)I don't take any credit away from Hendrix, but one thing's for sure, Stevie was a hell of a better guitar player technically speaking and proyected a better vibe with his music.
It just flowed out of him, he was clean on his execution!! and most important of all he had a lot of feeling!!
Stevie all the way!!!. I get sad whenever i remember he's dead.
Ivan Amezola Gonzalez
Tijuana, Baja California Mexico - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 09:23:03 (EDT)True Jimi Hendrix was great and made truly memorable msic, and was Stevie's Biggest Influance. but my thing is that o grew up listenin to Stevie and I lived when stevie was a round. thats all i think really
- Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 15:10:52 (EDT)To Chris Rees...I'm not so sure that SRV would have knocked Jimi Hendrix off the top spot if he lived longer. Let's not forget that Jimi died when he was just 27 and SRV when he was 35. Both died young but just imagine what it would be like if Jimi lived longer.
PA - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 15:11:26 (EDT)There are tricks taht he pulls off that are truly one of a kind. It is very difficult to match that or top the tallent he had. It is quite sad that he died.
- Sunday, August 08, 2004 at 17:41:06 (EDT)Setevie vive en cada nota de sus canciones, es su alma convertida en
sonido, todo lo un ser humano puede sentir, las más grandes emociones
stevie las traduce en melodía, siempre estará entre nosotros el Dios del blues
- Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 17:47:28 (EDT)Stevie ray vaughan is just the best , he is the reesen that i buy'd a guitar i now learing to play some stevie stuff , im now can play the beginning of "so excited" . i think somewone like stevie my never being forgotten .if i lisening to stevie ray or watching a dvd of him i can feel the feeling he but in his songs its imazing
Stevie Ray will life for ever
belgium - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 16:12:27 (EDT)"it took me quite a while to realize that the real deal is to be enough of a person to know when people love and care about you!"-stevie ray vaughn! the best quote! I think stevie's message is that everyone is unique in their style and no one way is wrong you don't have to be the best at something to be great you just have to be enough of a person to know that your respected by others! I love stevie ray vaughn he is a huge inspiration to me in many many ways...!
newyork, newyork america - Monday, August 02, 2004 at 22:58:15 (EDT)olha pra ser bem sincero nem lembro quando ouvi pela primeira vez SRV mais sei que quando ouvi fiqui facinado comecei e me dedicar ao blues especialmente ao blues dele ele era fantastico indiscutivelmente o rei do blues eletrico tenho todas as letras as musicas sou um fã-natico por ele ele é meu idolo
Elison Maximo de Andrade
criciuma, sc Brasil - Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 20:55:21 (EDT)With all due respect, Stevie Ray Vaughan Kicks Hendrix's Ass...Sure Hendrix paved the way for Stevie, but listen to the energy he has, and watch the Tricks that Stevie Used...they are crazy..
- Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 21:34:38 (EDT)i dont think srv would have never knocked hendrix off the top spot, but that he was up there with the top greats of guitardom
- Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 17:52:23 (EDT)SRV is God,if he had,nt of died so young he would of knocked Hendrix of the top spot!!!!
Bridgend, Wales - Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 07:42:03 (EDT)Ouvi SRV pela primeira vez em 88/89,foi quem me inspirou a tocar guitarra."O melhor site para o melhor guitarrista!"
Pariquera-Açú, São Paulo Brazil - Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 15:52:42 (EDT)This is the best S.R.V. site of the world
Umuarama, Parana Brazil - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at 17:01:38 (EDT)Hola a todos, tengo 22 años y soy fana de Stevie hace casi un año solamente, pero lo bueno es que por lo menos ya he armado una banda con la que hacemos bastantes covers. Quisiera compartir con todos, o mas bien iniciar una discusion sobre los efectos que estan usando para sonar como el, cualquier enfermo de verdad puede escribirme a email@example.com para intercambiar info. Les dejo un saludo, y si alguien que toque la guitarra muy bien quiere contactarse para armar algo mejor. Saludos y aguante Vaughan Carajo !!!!!!!!!!!
- Ain´t gone ´n´ give up -
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal Argentina - Tuesday, July 06, 2004 at 08:12:05 (EDT)SRV is my inspiration too. I know how to play Texas Flood, Rude Mood, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Look at Little Sister, Crossfire, and parts of other songs. Right now I'm working on Wham! His technique is the hardest part of learning his songs. Once you can get that down, then its just a matter of remembering the notes he plays. That in itself is hard to do for most of his songs because he never plays a song the same way twice. This is most noticable in Texas Flood. Every live version of Texas Flood sounds different because he just lets the music flow out of him. My favorite songs of his are his covers of Hendrix's Little Wing and Third Stone From The Sun, which are put together as one song in his boxed set. I only wish I was alive to see him play.
- Friday, July 02, 2004 at 02:18:32 (EDT)Stevie was a a great guitar player and is an inspiration to me. I can remember all the nights I stayed up hours and hours and hours just trying to play Little Wing, and I still dont have it all down, but other great songs, not only was he a passionate guitar player, but listen to Life Without You, just in his singing theres alot of soul...
I've been studying Stevie's work for a few years now, and its great that when ever I'm playing with some of my friends, I can think to myself "There's a SRV riff..." or "That was in Texas Flood..." so I think its cool that theres this site that is for him, and everyone can show there appreciation for what he's done...
Harold - 17
Chattanooga, Tennessee USA - Thursday, July 01, 2004 at 21:54:53 (EDT)Chris in Texas, if you ever get back to this site, I've had those exact moment with my peers at school, haha. I usually play Texas Flood, Crossfire, or ANYTHING that he did live, and as you described, the first-time-listeners are always so dumbstruck, and say things like 'man that is really rockin man!'
Portland, Oregon USA - Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 03:44:36 (EDT)Always remember, music isn't about status, its about feeling. It's about emotions, and being lost. It's about being able to be temporarily oblivious to our world, and its troubles through being lost in a song. Stevie wouldn't have played to become the fastest player, or the highest technical performer. He wouldn't have competed with Zack Wylde to play at the fastes bpm, or most distorted sound. Honestly, I don't think it would make him happy to think that people are playing his songs just the way he did. When people say things like 'I can play this, and that, and all the stuff Stevie played,' it devalues the meaningful time, music, and messages that Stevie was so eagerly devoted to. Music is about playing what YOU feel, not what some one else has written, thats where the real satisfaction comes from. If you listen, Stevie never played a song the same way twice. Every time he played a set, his love for music was glowing, as his eyes shut, and he played whatever struck his form at that moment. Thats what the blues is about, playing what your feeling, not what you've read off of tabs, etc. To play in memory of Stevie, play music that evokes the emotions that he has inspired into your life, thats what he would have wanted, and thats what we can give back to him. SRV-4-EVER
Portland, Oregon USA - Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 03:40:13 (EDT)A few of the things that I will always love about Stevie--1.) The guy played the blues, and he played music because he was real about it. I think that performance has gone into the deep end as far as what a musician must do to hold people's attention these days. you have Brittany Spears pretty much stripping, lip-syncing, (as if she has a voice anyway), having her music written for her, and not playing an instrument. Stevie on the other hand, would play on the tour bus, would play his live shows, and just played because he loved to play, not because he dreamed of being a star,he was going to play no matter what, and I think thats something a real music appreciator, especially of the Blues loves to see, and hear. I personally think that Stevie is the GREATEST blues guitarist to ever live, and yes I am denoted him as having passed Hendrix, bb, albert, muddy, all of em. There simply aren't words for describing how I connect with Stevie's music. His music will never die, therefore his soul will live on forever. Thats what his music was all about, soul, every note, played as if they were to be his last. SRV-4-EVER.
Portland , Oregon USA - Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 03:23:09 (EDT)that is the way SRV was he would take things so easy and make them so complex....it's amazing what he does on the guitar i can play a few of his songs but when i trie to play with him on the cd i can't keep up that is how good he is....i have had prisfessional guitar player say i am better then them...and i still can't keep up with stevie and do all of the slides, the harmonics right in order with him
tx - Friday, June 25, 2004 at 11:21:22 (EDT)Wow, I just saw the Stevie Ray Vaughan-live in Tokyo DVD. Superb 84 minutes performance. Best SRV live concert I ever saw on film. A 15 minutes of Voodoo Chile! Unbelievable Guitar playing by Stevie. He's even better than Hendrix! Absolutely star rating performance by SRV & Double Trouble recorded live in Tokyo, Japan in januari 1985. A must see!!
Almelo, Netherlands - Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 09:54:20 (EDT)srv also has one heck of a rendition of little wing. He took a simple song and made it even more complex. The whole song is a seven minute guitar solo.
- Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 14:55:51 (EDT)The first song i ever herd from srv was on the tape Tribute from srv.
it was the song tightrope. that became my favorit song in the world.
I wonder who that helecopter pilot is. If he was a life I would have killed him!
Toronto, ON Canada - Friday, June 18, 2004 at 22:13:44 (EDT)I grew up listening to Stevie Ray Vaughan because of my dad. My dad passed away a little over a year ago and his music is all I have left of him. Stevie has gotten me through some tough times. One of my many favourite songs is Cold Shot, I always loved the video grpwing up.
Windsor, Ontario Canada - Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 11:54:39 (EDT)He is the greatest guitar player of all times. My favorite song is crossfire. You should listen to the solo. It's great!
Mississauga, ON Canada - Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 22:27:48 (EDT)Is there any music that he never released that would be available in any shape or form any where???
- Friday, June 11, 2004 at 01:52:16 (EDT)YES! Stvie Kicked ass and it sucks that he is dead.
- Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 00:26:37 (EDT)its good to see im not the only who shares this much interest in stevie ray vaughn
- Tuesday, June 01, 2004 at 20:35:26 (EDT)Wes Lucko,
i totally agree there are people in my school when i listen to my cd player that ask what are you listen to my reply is SRV they say who is he....i look at them shocked look a pull off my headphones and put on "Texas Flood" or "Crossfire" and they always look dumb strucked, they always ask who is this, i say the greatest guitarist in the world SRV...
tx - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 21:32:15 (EDT)I've been listening to SRV for 2 years now and i just have to say he is the biggest inspiration of my life. He just looks so amazing when you see him playing live. There is not other guitarist in the world that loved the music the way Stevie did. You can tell thats the only thing he is thinking about, not ooh im so cool look at all the fans. No he's playing from the heart completely caught up in the moment. I just wish that that more people would listen to SRV. He could change this world if only his legend was spread.
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 20:48:56 (EDT)|/7~~~-7--9--10------------------------------|
tx - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:36:41 (EDT)i watch this show on vh1 classic called rockfest and almost every day they play srv i am dumbstruck when i watch it, i sit there with my guitar and pick stuff up and what i do do to make a great blues song and what srv did is he would take other people's songs. take honey bee for example i think it's honey bee...it's on the album "Clouldn't Stand The Weather" and it is after "SRV Speak's" i forgot the name of the songwell neways he took pieces of other peoples songs and made a teriffic song. see i do the same thing i made this great song i took the intro to B.B. kings The Thrill Is Gone and made an awsome song from there just took the
then i made the rest from there... i think that was how it went thats how i learned it by ear....little lesson on guitar for you beginners....well i am sighning off
tx - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:35:53 (EDT)i used to listen to all sorts of music, about a year ago i started going to a blues club....it changed the whole way i look at music, with stevie ray and other blues greats....i finally get it. i dont listen to anything but blues now and have been inspired to now learn guitar. when i watch SRV on dvd i dont move...i just sit there mesmerized...
melbourne, victoria australia - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 04:02:22 (EDT)chris,
ya they all do have their own styles, stevie's voice is just so soulful and every note he pounds out has a bit of feeling attached im not at that level yet. Right now im just playing from my mind, the blues are all about playing from the heart thats all u gotta remember.
- Friday, May 14, 2004 at 17:43:34 (EDT)I think Stevie Ray vaughan i n my opinion is the greatest becasue of how complex he is on top of his soul he plays with. There is no one who can compet with him. There are a lot of people that listen to his albums and think he's just pretty good, but with him it is best to watch watch him play. his soul really shows when hes playing live, also with the blues its a lot of feelings with you can't feel as much by listen to a album.
Mckinney , TX - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:52:53 (EDT)srv voodoo chile
tx - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 11:27:39 (EDT)jamie,
actually people say that no one could come close to jimi hendrix's style i can play alot of his songs and i know alot of guitarists that can, i can play his version of voodoo chile (slight return) almost perfectly....but i just started the song a couple of days ago, so i am still working on perfecting it....it just takes time
tx - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 11:26:47 (EDT)one more thing noebody could feet stevie ray shoes his unic learn that
Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 05:56:18 (EDT)bueno stevie es mi musico favorito aparte de tener un virtuosismo tenia un feeling impresionante el dia que yo muera me llevare en mi mente y mi alama la musica de stevie que sigue vivo no presencia fisica en su musica
JAIME PINEDA RODRIGUEZ
SAN SALVADOR, Coahuila Mexico - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 05:49:38 (EDT)ant
tx - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 10:52:55 (EDT)ant,
one more thing, srv has and jim hendrix have there own style and it's hard to play at, it's like trieing to perfect ozzy's singing tones and hit his notes perfectly
tx - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 12:21:44 (EDT)ant,
that is good, i hope that one day i am as good as him too, it is good to know that so many people follow in his foot step's, i my slef have been playing since i was 8 and am now 16, at the age of 13 i got in to heave metal, and became a speed freak, now i into blues and i after being able to play 160-190bpm, wihich is what zakk wylde plays at, is having a hard time playing srv
tx - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 12:19:19 (EDT)........SUBLIME!!!...... es sencillamente escuhar a stevie!!! NO HAY QUIEN SE IGUALE A TAL SENTIMIENTO al tocar ,gracias por marcar mi vida stevie GRACIAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LIMA, LIMA PERU - Monday, April 26, 2004 at 00:02:09 (EDT)sin duda alguna ha marcado para toda mi vida este indonfudible estilo !!! muchas gracias!! stevie!!!!
lima, lima peru - Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 23:49:47 (EDT)Chris,
i totally agree stevie is the reason why i decided to play guitar... just wishing to be a good as him some day. RIP STEVIE YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED
- Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 20:33:47 (EDT)SRV es DIOS
xixón, asturias españa - Friday, April 23, 2004 at 12:21:23 (EDT)man....i think srv he is at the top.....jimi.....i would have to say move over he has you beat stevie has u beat....he is my insperation to the guitar.....i am only 15, but hey what can ya do i can play the sky is crying tin pan ally, his stuff is hard to play he is such a great guitarist i am learning to play behind my back like him and hendrix...i know that him and hendrix were friend....i think it's a shame he died in the helicopter crash he's in my heart....stevie where ever you are man rock out
tx us - Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 20:22:36 (EDT)Gracias por las letras. Soy un enfermo fanatico del Dios de la guitarra.
Stevie, gracias por cada nota.
bahia blanca, buenos aires Argentina - Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 19:05:06 (EST)thanx for the lyrics stevie ray is my hero and inspiration
i will never forget him
hes in my heart forever
- Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 21:15:09 (EST)