STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN - LUBBOCK, TEXAS 1978

May 2, 2013 – 4:46 am

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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & TRIPLE TROUBLE?
Lubbock 1978 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Stubb’s Barbecue, Lubbock, Texas 1978. Very good to excellent soundboard.

Thanks to longjam for sharing this show at Dime. longjam noted: “I think all the bootleg flooding around came from THIS tape… (got this tape from an American frendly friend).”

Uploader’s notes (from this site):

SRV first met Stubb when he was in his late teens. He would regularly play at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q joint in Lubbock. Stories abound about SRV regularly blowing his earnings, stranding himself in Lubbock. Stubb would always empty his cash register and give all that he had to SRV so the kid could get back home to Austin.

Stubb loved the blues. The next time you feel like some slow and low guitar, put on SRV’s “Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town)”. SRV learned to play this song by listening to James Reed’s version on Stubb’s jukebox.

Hatch says:

The date for that would be the late ’70s. Bands didn’t start playing Stubbs BBQ until after Jesse Taylor was picked up by Stubb when he was hitch hiking one time. I believe that was in 77. Then the jams started taking place at Stubbs. So I would place the photo to have been taken in 77 or 78 most likely. Also when Stevie first started coming to Lubbock he lived both in Dallas and the Austin areas. When in the Ely band we once were in between gigs and had no place to stay. All the motels were booked the night we came into town. So we just went to Stevie’s house and plugged the bus into his electrical and spent the night in it. That was in 78 I’m pretty sure.

Some background from dirtyfunky.blogspot:

In 1975, [Stevie Ray] hooked up with another popular Austin group, Paul Ray and the Cobras, a two-guitar band with Stevie in the background. After two years, they only had one single recorded, and Stevie grew frustrated and quit. He was still in the shadow of his big brother. Jimmie’s new group, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, were the talk of Austin, and became the house band at Antone’s. In late 1977, Stevie decided it was time to put together a band of his own called “Triple Threat,” which included bass player W.C. Clark, Freddie “Pharoah” Walden on drums, and singer Lou Ann Barton.

On December 23, 1979, Stevie Vaughan married a tough-minded Lebanese woman named Lenora “Lenny” Bailey between sets at the Rome Inn in Austin, TX. W.C. Clark left Triple Threat in mid-1978, and Stevie renamed the band “Double Trouble.” He then asked drummer Chris Layton to join the band. After an embarrassing post-show incident with drunken Lou Ann, Stevie became the new lead singer and guitar player after he fired her.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Guitar Hurricane (4.6MB)
Track 102. Tin Pan Alley (11.6MB)
Track 103. Thunderbird (8.3MB)
Track 104. Lost Your Good Thing Now (13.7MB)
Track 105. Shake For Me (6.0MB)
Track 106. Tell Me (6.3MB)
Track 107. (Rumba) (7.5MB)
Track 108. I’ll Change (7.6MB)
Track 109. Call On Me (may be called “Umph!”) (6.4MB)
Track listed as “Stevie Stubbs 197810″ in the torrent download - empty space during the tape flip (removed)

Disc 2
Track 201. Stangs Swang (11.7MB)
Track 202. (Jazzy Instrumental) (6.8MB)
Track 203. Woke Up This Mornin’ (8.2MB)
Track 204. My Baby She’s Gone (may be called “Now Be Careful”) (9.4MB)
Track 205. I’m Crying (12.3MB)
Track 206. I’ve Tried Pretty Baby (6.3MB)
Track 207. Hug You Squeeze You (cut off) (6.2MB)
Track 208. Rude Mood (8.9MB)
Track 209. Hideaway (7.4MB)

Lineup:
Stevie Ray Vaughan - guitar, vocals
Lou Ann Barton - vocals
Freddie “Pharoah” Walden - drums
Jack Newhouse - bass
Johnny Reno - sax

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  1. 28 Responses to “STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN - LUBBOCK, TEXAS 1978”

  2. hey bigo, this does look interesting. i got all the other two srv shows you offered and one with buddy guy from lone star cafe. i might get this. is there no way to get track 10 of disc 1? the date might can be found.

    i saw alice in chains last night here in b’ham, al at bjcc concert hall. they were great. i’d love to have mp3’s of it. see if it’s on dime. there’s some great youtube clips already posted.

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on May 2, 2013

  3. hey bigo, here’s what i found and both sites have a track 10 listed.

    http://socialmusic.fm/Default.aspx?tabid=61&IndexId=29651&language=en-US

    here the date says dec 1, 1978

    and on guitar forum it just says dec 1978.

    http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f90/stevie-ray-vaughan-amp-triple-trouble-stubbs-barbecue-1978-a-85926.html

    best,
    ed

    By Ed Saad on May 2, 2013

  4. im diggin the classic texas bbq joint architecture. thanks bigo.

    By barth on May 2, 2013

  5. thanks O…
    sure been a long time since we were lucky enough to be able to watch Stevie play.
    I know I`ll never forget the experience.
    He was a master.

    By sluggo on May 2, 2013

  6. i’m with you sluggo. pure luck that on one occasion i was a witness to his greatness. the way it just flowed from him. as pure a player as i ever saw. unforgettable.

    By Billy Jack on May 2, 2013

  7. So glad to see this - can’t get enough Stevie Ray. Thanks!

    By MrBill on May 2, 2013

  8. With ya, Mr Bill! Keep the SRV coming…

    By TDC on May 2, 2013

  9. folks you can go here to youtube and download the missing track 10 Hip Shake .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rxlQ8mrPIU

    By dropkick sarge on May 2, 2013

  10. well?

    By widtla on May 2, 2013

  11. Link Wray would have been 84 today. in 1958 he released “Rumble” and inspired every rock n’ roll guitarist who heard it. just ask Jimmy Page:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLEUSn8y9TI

    By barth on May 3, 2013

  12. just out of curiosity why was the 10th track on cd1 omitted?

    By darth on May 3, 2013

  13. RIP Sid Selvidge, memphis musician, producer, anthropologist, “beale street caravan” radio show host, and member of Mud Boy and the Neutrons. heres Sid being introduced by the late great Jim Dickinson. the man could sing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDZ4TUslbcA

    By barth on May 3, 2013

  14. this is turning out to be an extremely bad year for losing musicians.
    I was/am a fan of mud boy, dickinson and selvidge…always thought sid`s song hey boll weevil was really cool…
    r.i.p.

    By sluggo on May 3, 2013

  15. Mud Boy’s two albums are among my all time favorites. those guys could play anything and they had great respect for the memphis musicians they learned from.

    By barth on May 3, 2013

  16. sluggo ditto, Jeff Hanneman, guitarist of Slayer has passed at 49 of liver failure in L.A. He was battling flesh-eating disease from a spider bite (happened to me-now very allergic to penicillan that saved me 8 years ago.) Bet the various antibiotics put a hurt on his liver.

    By 5yrsnojob on May 3, 2013

  17. barth, I have “they walk among us” by mud boy, what is the other one you have?

    By sluggo on May 3, 2013

  18. sluggo, i also have “negro streets at dawn”, a live lp. i got it from the twilightzone! blog a while ago. several songs had the wrong titles.

    “they walk among us” is the cd title, the vinyl lp (on new rose) is called “known felons in drag”. it only has 9 songs, the cd has 12. “bamalama” and “back in the usa” are on the vinyl lp, but not the cd.

    world boogie is coming!

    By barth on May 3, 2013

  19. world boogie is coming LOL I used to use that on my emails..
    you may or not not have the “It Came From Memphis ” discs [read the book also, fantastic !] and Jim Dickinson`s “field Recordings”..great discs..
    too bad there isn`t a Jim Dickinson show/thread we could follow here.

    By sluggo on May 3, 2013

  20. sluggo, robert gordons great book inspired me to go to memphis on vacation a while back. its a very funky town, i went to sun, stax, graceland, & beale street, got some excellent photos. there wasn’t much live local music that week, but i went to clarksdale ms and stayed for two nights at the shack up inn in hopson, a very cool & unique experience, check their site. i unfortunately missed jim, luther, and cody dickinson playing a free show in memphis, but saw a great blues show at reds music club in clarksdale featuring jimbo mathus.

    i have the cd’s you mentioned, thanks. mr gordon also compiled a two disc “it came from memphis” set released in the uk, you can get it on amazon for less than $12 new. shangri-la records store & site is a great resource for memphis music.

    By barth on May 4, 2013

  21. barth, we have to get together some time and talk over a few cold ones. i think we are twin sons from different moms.
    I have those discs you mention and a memphis bar crawl is on my bucket list.

    By sluggo on May 4, 2013

  22. hey sluggo, that sounds good to me, there are tons of good bars away from beale street. ernestine & hazels is still open, we can get a soul burger and party with the ghosts.

    By barth on May 4, 2013

  23. Thanks for this BigO! Anything SRV is always appreciated! Looking forward to giving it a listen. Cheers!

    By Steve on May 4, 2013

  24. If the December 1978 date is correct, then the drummer is Chris Layton, who replaced Freddie Walden around June or July that year.

    By Mike Cummings on May 11, 2013

  25. sluggo, it looks like Jeff Hanneman put the bite on himself. Today’s released test results show that he died of cirr. of the liver due to alcohol.

    By 5yrsnojob on May 11, 2013

  26. tough way to go regardless..
    too many musicians getting called back home this.

    By sluggo on May 11, 2013

  27. year.

    too many musicians getting called back home this.

    By sluggo on May 11, 2013

  28. Through my mom, I got to know Stubbs very well. I was in the USAF in the late seventies. I used to attend the weekend jam sessions. I jammed with SRV, ELY, BUTCH HANCOCK AND JIMMIE DALE. I’m now 57 years old and still slammin blues! Yes, Stevie was great at age 24…

    By chuc combs on Sep 15, 2014

  29. Glad to see my tape still floating around the net…Longjam :-)

    By longjam on Jul 7, 2016

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