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Stevie Ray Vaughan literally came out of Texas like a Texas Whirlwind in the mid-eighties although by that time he had more than paid his dues in various bands and playing back up for artists like Marc Benno. The band Double Trouble came into existence in 1978, but at this stage the band was not the line-up that would go onto massive commercial success, bassist Tommy Shannon would not join until 1980 but when he did the formula was complete. A record deal with Epic Records was signed in March 1983 and the band recorded their debut album for the label, Texas Flood which was released in June 1983. Following the release of this album which would reach the top forty in the Billboard charts and go on to eventually sell over half a million copies, the band toured relentlessly whilst releasing further albums including “Couldn’t Stand The Weather” and “Soul To Soul”. In 1985 Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released the live album Live Alive. The concert this album is sourced from comes from the Live Alive tour in 1987 at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia on June 3oth. This radio broadcast captures the band on fire and promoting the Live Alive album, which at this point had peaked in the Billboard Chart at number 52. Stevie Ray Vaughan would go on to record more studio albums including “In Step” in 1989 and an album called Family Style with his elder brother Jimmie Vaughan who himself had experienced success with his band The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Sadly Family Style would be the last album Stevie Ray Vaughan would record because just one month before the album’s release Stevie Ray Vaughan was to die tragically in a helicopter crash following a concert with Eric Clapton at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy Wisconsin on August 27th 1990.

Tracklist

01 Scuttle Buttin’ 3:16 02 Say What? 5:19 03 Lookin’ Out The Window 4:46 04 Look At Little Sister 5:01 05 Mary Had A Little Lamb 5:55 06 Ain’t Gone ‘n’ Give Up on Love 9:03 07 Superstition 5:04 08 Cold Shot 6:14 09 Couldn’t Stand The Weather 8:06 10 Life Without You 14:00 11 Come On (Part III) 5:06 12 Love Struck Baby 2:57 13 Rude Mood 4:38 Total Time 79:25 Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA. June 30, 1987 WMMR FM Recording