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Stevie Ray Vaughan on a Telecaster: SRV Plays "The Crawl" with The Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1984 — Video

Stevie Ray Vaughan on a Telecaster: SRV Plays

Me to Jimmie Vaughan:

“I’ve been stealing one of your solos for years; it’s your solo on 'The Crawl' from [the Fabulous Thunderbirds' 1980 album] What’s The Word? I steal that from you about once a week.

Jimmie to me:

“Well, good. I can’t remember, but I think I stole that from Guitar Junior. So don’t feel bad!”

Below, check out a—let's face it—pro-shot yet crappy-quality video of the Fabulous Thunderbirds performing "The Crawl" in what I call the good ol' days of Texas rock and blues (1984), with Jimmie's little brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan, sitting in.

What's particularly cool is that SRV is playing a Fender Telecaster in this clip—something I don't think I've ever seen before. Be sure to stick around for the extended solo at the end of the video!

In case it isn't clear, that's Jimmie on the white Strat and Stevie Ray on the Tele. Kim Wilson sings. Note that both Jimmie and Stevie Ray play the guitar behind their head at various points. Ah, yes, the good ol' days! Enjoy!

Damian Fanelli is the online managing editor at Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado. His New York-based band, the Blue Meanies, has toured the world and elsewhere. Fanelli, a former member of Brooklyn jump-blues/rockabilly band the Gas House Gorillas and New York City surf-rock band Mister Neutron, writes GuitarWorld.com's The Next Bend, a column dedicated to B-benders. His latest liner notes can be found in Legacy's Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.



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