Stevie Ray Vaughn Died 20 Years Ago Today Tribute Thread

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    One of the greatest guitar players ever died in a helicopter crash 20 years ago today. I remember where I was when I read the news. I was in my living room in on base housing at Kadena AB Okinawa. I was reading the Stars and Stripes, I turned the page and there was the story. It was like getting kicked in the stomach.

    Stevie Ray Vaughan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Please post your thoughts about SRV as a man, guitar player and blues legend as well as favorite videos and tunes here.

    My all time favorite SRV tune. I always dedicate this tune for my wife at karaoke night!

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    Tightrope Live!

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    I was returning from a mountain climbing trip at Mt. Shasta when our group heard the news on the radio. We all loved his music - and we spent the rest of the trip home listening to driver's various Stevie Ray CDs. Hard to believe it was 20 years ago...
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GSpbuFSr2o]YouTube - Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)[/ame]
     
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    Above and beyond his virtuosity, the two things that most impressed me about Stevie Ray Vaughn were his imagination and the size of his hands!

    He never ran through a lick or rift unresolved. He never seemed to repeat a phrase or join one phrase inappropriately with another.

    And those mitts of his just smothered the neck of his Stratocaster and seemed to be everywhere on the neck at once.
     
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    A sad day.

    As a hack guitarist, I can't tell you how many hours I've spent trying to cop his licks. Sometimes successfully but usually not.

    Truly one of the greatest (if no the greatest) rock/blues guitar players of all time.
     
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    the best blues guitarist of all time that was white......

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgKVvypJc5s]YouTube - Stevie Ray Vaughan - Crossfire[/ame]
     
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    damn its been 20 years...if you had ask me...i would have said 5 at the most....whew i got to start paying attention
     
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    The only person who dared to play Hendrix licks...and not look like a fool.
    In fact - in some ways he improved Hendrix's music by not wandering off on an imaginary celestial plane in the middle of a song.
     

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