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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King Play "Pride and Joy" and "Born Under a Bad Sign" in 1983

On December 6, 1983, up-and-coming guitar god Stevie Ray Vaughan got together with blues legend Albert King at CHCH-TV studios in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.The result was one hell of a jam session—that almost didn't even happen.Initially, King wasn't going to do the show because he apparently didn't know who Vaughan was. As in, he didn't realize Vaughan was actually "Little Stevie," that skinny... …

Stevie Ray Vaughan Breaks a String, Swaps Guitar (Almost) Without Missing a Beat

God bless roadies!As any guitarist can attest, roadies are indispensable members of any band's touring operation—as illustrated in this brief video featuring the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan and his roadie, Texas guitar whiz Rene Martinez.Vaughan, who can be seen performing "Look at Little Sister" for an Austin City Limits special in 1989, breaks his B string just a few seconds into his... …

Stevie Ray Vaughan Shows How He Plays "Rude Mood," "Superstition" and "Hideaway"

In the fascinating 1989 video below, Stevie Ray Vaughan sits down for a frank interview with a U.K. reporter.During the interview, Vaughan, who is clutching his Number One Strat, launches into "Hideaway," an upbeat instrumental blues classic from 1960, demonstrating how Freddie King (who wrote it with Sonny Thompson) and Eric Clapton (who recorded it in 1966) played the song differently.He also... …

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