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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 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... …

Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Vai, Slash and More Play "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Happy Independence Day, everyone! In honor of the holiday, I originally wanted to share a grainy, vintage video of Stevie Ray Vaughan performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in ancient times. But then I noticed Steve Vai's particularly awesome version of the song ... and Eric Johnson's version—and then I found versions by Slash and Dave Mustaine. So I figured the more, the merrier. I could've... …

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