Couldn't Stand the Weather [Legacy Edition]

Couldn't Stand the Weather [Legacy Edition]

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by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
     
 

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Originally released in the spring of 1984 after the explosive success of the 1983 smash debut, Texas Flood, Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble's Couldn't Stand The Weather established the then-young blues guitar virtuoso as nothing less than a legend in his own time. From the scorching opening instrumental, "Scuttle Buttin'," to the brilliant Jimi

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Originally released in the spring of 1984 after the explosive success of the 1983 smash debut, Texas Flood, Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble's Couldn't Stand The Weather established the then-young blues guitar virtuoso as nothing less than a legend in his own time. From the scorching opening instrumental, "Scuttle Buttin'," to the brilliant Jimi Hendrix-inspired title track -- featuring an incendiary cover version of Hendrix's own "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" -- Couldn't Stand The Weather stands as an essential breakthrough, commercially and artistically, in the life and career of Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Couldn't Stand The Weather (Legacy Edition) is a newly designed double-disc package that expands on the original release to include an incredible 16 previously unreleased tracks: Disc One offers three newly discovered studio outtakes; Disc Two is comprised of the explosive August 17, 1984 live performance of SRV & DT at the Spectrum in Montreal, Canada. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2010
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886975594320
catalogNumber:
755943
Rank:
3463

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Scuttle Buttin'
  2. Couldn't Stand the Weather
  3. The Things (That) I Used to Do
  4. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  5. Cold Shot
  6. Tin Pan Alley (Roughest Place in Town)
  7. Honey Bee
  8. Stang's Swang
  9. Empty Arms
  10. Come On, Pt. 3
  11. Look At Little Sister
  12. The Sky Is Crying
  13. Hide Away
  14. Give Me Back My Wig
  15. Boot Hill
  16. Wham!
  17. Close To You
  18. Little Wing
  19. Stang's Swang

Disc 2

  1. Testify
  2. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  3. The Things (That) I Used to Do
  4. Honey Bee
  5. Couldn't Stand the Weather
  6. Cold Shot
  7. Tin Pan Alley (Roughest Place in Town)
  8. Love Struck Baby
  9. Texas Flood
  10. Band Intros/Encores
  11. Stang's Swang
  12. Lenny
  13. Pride and Joy

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble   Primary Artist
Fran Christina   Drums
Stan Harrison   Tenor Saxophone
Chris Layton   Drums,Group Member
Tommy Shannon   Bass,Group Member
Jimmie Vaughan   Guitar
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Larry Davis   Composer
John Hammond   Executive Producer
Earl King   Composer
Freddie King   Composer
Lonnie Mack   Composer
Hound Dog Taylor   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Sonny Thompson   Composer
W.C. Clark   Composer
Gregg Geller   Producer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Michael Kindred   Composer
Richard Mullen   Engineer
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Composer
Josh Cheuse   Art Direction
Holland MacDonald   Cover Design
Robert Geddins   Composer
Andy Aledort   Liner Notes
Eddie Jones   Composer
Joseph Wade Scott   Composer

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Couldn't Stand the Weather 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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This is an album that has a lot going for it. Mostly, it was yet another example of the six-string genius that was SRV. Overall, one will probably enjoy "The Things that I Used to do" more than any other track, except for the title. The cover of "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)" is a nice touch, but that was a song that belonged on stage during a live show, and seems like filler when put to record. As for the rest, "Scuttle Buttin'", "Cold Shot" are as good as it is going to get. Considering they recorded this album in six weeks, it is a small miracle that it turned out this good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out of all of SRV's records "Couldn't Stand the Weather" is by far my favorite. Stevie Ray Vaughan is nothing but better on this album, if that is possible. Scuttle Buttin' is an amazing blues solo that you can just imagine him playing on stage with the guitar behind his back. Couldn't Stand the Weather is by far my favorite song he ever wrote. The song fades in with short blues lines before you get hit with a heavy, slightly distorted electric guitar, which he leads into an awesome rhythm that just flows. It's like he was jamming, playing around on his guitar and it came out. Tin Pan Alley, though a lengthy song, doesn't feel long, it's a slow blues tune with great licks. Honey Bee, an original piece, definately borrows from the song Hide Away, however I must admit the blues riff of Hide Away is one of my favorite blues riffs, the Texas Shuffle, of any song. The last track Stang's Swang shows Stevie Ray Vaughan leading into some jazz, which his brother said Stevie enjoyed listening too. This album is nothing less than outstanding with great extras like "Hide Away" by F. King, Look at Little Sister, Come On (Pt. III) and Give Me Back My Wig by Hound Dog Taylor. I have yet to get tired of this album with the variety it gives, plus it's just fun to listen too. I highly recommend this CD!