Stevie Ray Vaughan Wakes Up and Warms Up: Incredible 1986 Soundcheck — Video
Even though this video has been viewed more than three million times — it still strikes me as something of a rare bird (probably because I've — somehow — never seen it before!).
The clip, which apparently was shot in January 1986, shows Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble running through three songs — "Scuttle Buttin'," "Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love" and "Say What!" — during a soundcheck at an unspecified venue.
According to the info posted with the video, it shows "Stevie just waking up, then warming up."
Assuming this is true, it's annoyingly insane how incredible SRV could be at the drop of a hat — or at the ring of a bedside alarm clock. It's particularly impressive how he digs into "Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love," meaning he was truly "feeling it" that day. It's also sort of priceless to see Vaughan, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Reese Wynans just sort of milling about before and after takes.
All you Vaughan fans should know that the all-new October 2014 issue of Guitar World magazine is something of a Vaughan extravaganza in honor of what would have been the late guitarist's 60th birthday. In the new issue, we count down Vaughan's 30 greatest guitar performances. Then we check out the impressive new SRV exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, with an extra-up-close look at SRV's beloved "Number One" Fender Strat.
There's even a bonus poster featuring said Strat!
Editor's Note: Extra info attached to video — "This was filmed Jan 1986 by Greg Savage of Savage Guitar Design and is used with permission. Greg is an expert luthier; visit Greg's page here: savageguitar.com.
Artists:Stevie Ray Vaughan
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