Blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan rang in the 90s in NYC as so many other musicians have. On December 31, 1989 SRV played a pair of shows with Double Trouble at the Ritz. The early show was at 9 PM and the late show was at 2 AM.
YouTube user SRV Bootlegs, the definitive source of Stevie Ray Vaughan audience and soundboard recordings, has recently shared this 89 New Year’s Eve show on his channel. While the audience is a little obnoxious at the beginning (it is NYE after all), the recording is pretty decent. Stevie Ray Vaughn, who would die tragically in August of 1990, was a force to be reckoned with. At just 35 years old, SRV had so much more to give but had also left behind one of the most impressive legacies in blues history.
This show and recording stand the test of time. This recording of the early shows features SRV and Double Trouble jamming on some of Stevie’s biggest hits including “Pride and Joy,” “Couldn’t Stand the Weather,” and the epic “Texas Flood.”
00:00:00 In The Open
00:06:03 The House Is Rockin’
00:14:02 Wall Of Denial
00:19:43 You’ll Be Mine
00:25:00 Pride and Joy
00:30:12 Leave My Girl Alone
00:36:23 Let Me Love You Baby
00:46:30 Cold Shot
00:52:51 Couldn’t Stand The Weather
01:01:20 Love Struck Baby
01:05:02 countdown to the New Year and Auld Lang Syne
01:07:31 Stevie chats with crowd
01:08:52 May I Have A Talk With You
01:13:10 Texas Flood
01:21:05 Don’t Lose Your Cool
Thanks to SRV Bootlegs for sharing this timeless recording!
Jam DeetsJam Date: December 31, 1989
Featuring: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Venue: The Ritz
Songs: Cold Shot, Couldn, In The Open, Leave My Girl Alone, Let Me Love You Baby, Love Struck Baby, May I Have a Talk With You, Pride and Joy, Superstition, Texas Flood, Tightrope, Wall of Denial
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