May 13, 2015 – 6:12 am

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Soul To Soul Sessions 1985 [no label, 2CD]

Demos and outtakes. March/May 1985. Very good soundboard.

Soul To Soul (1985) is the third studio album by Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble.

By adding two members to Double Trouble - keyboardist Reese Wynans and saxophonist Joe Sublett - Stevie Ray Vaughan indicated he wanted to add soul and R&B inflections to his basic blues sound, and Soul To Soul does exactly that. It’s still a modern blues album, yet it has a wider sonic palette, finding Vaughan fusing a variety of blues, rock, and R&B styles. Most of this is done through covers - notably Hank Ballard’s “Look at Little Sister,” the exquisitely jazzy “Gone Home,” and Doyle Bramhall’s impassioned soul-blues “Change It”… -

Thanks to NoPride for sharing the tracks at Dime.

NoPride noted: “The only rare tracks are 11,13 and 14 from Disc 2. The quality is VERY good and this is a must have for any SRV fan. Highly recommended! Special thanks to Vince for this bootleg!”

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Disc 1
Track 101. Boot Hill (instrumental) 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 102. Boot Hill (instrumental) 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 103. Empty Arms (instrumental) 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 104. Empty Arms (instrumental) 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 105. Empty Arms (instrumental) 2:58 (5.0MB)
Track 106. Empty Arms (instrumental) 2:04 (3.5MB)
Track 107. Voodoo like instrumental 11:22 (19.1MB)
Track 108. Instrumental 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 109. Empty Arms 1:52 (3.1MB)
Track 110. Empty Arms 1:54 (3.2MB)
Track 111. Little Wing 1:51 (3.1MB)
Track 112. Little Wing 2:02 (3.4MB)
Track 113. Little Wing 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 114. Little Wing/Third Stone From The Sun 4:26 (7.4MB)
Track 115. Third Stone From The Sun 6:31 (10.9MB)
63 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love (instrumental) 1:07 (1.9MB)
Track 202. Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love (instrumental) 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 203. Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love (instrumental) 6:24 (10.7MB)
Track 204. Come On - Part III (instrumental) 5:45 (9.7MB)
Track 205. Empty Arms 3:17 (5.5MB)
Track 206. Empty Arms (instrumental) 3:11 (5.4MB)
Track 207. Look At Little Sister 3:18 (5.5MB)
Track 208. Look At Little Sister 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 209. Gone Home 3:16 (5.5MB)
Track 210. Life Without You 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 211. Change It 4:01 (6.8MB)
Track 212. Say What (instrumental) 6:48 (11.4MB)
Track 213. Lookin’ Out The Window 3:36 (6.0MB)
Track 214. Ain’t Gone ‘N’ Give Up On Love 6:34 (11.0MB)
61 mins

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  1. 33 Responses to “STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN - SOUL TO SOUL SESSIONS 1985”

  2. what…no hangnails and boogers? there is so much more to these sessions find it all big o.and thanks..

    By sluggo on May 13, 2015

  3. hangnails and boogers.

    By sluggo on May 13, 2015

  4. Thanks for this - some great SRV is always welcome!

    By MrBill on May 13, 2015

  5. Very nice! Thanks as always BigO. And thanks sluggo for “Hangnails and Boogers.”

    By Brad on May 13, 2015

  6. This us a fine sampling, but SRV fans might seek out the Blue Knight Records 4 CD boot Life Without You, The Soul To Soul Sessions. My guess is that
    this was a source of this fine BigO offering. A few
    takes of Hangnails and Boogers, too. My faves are the 6 Life Without You takes and the Hendrix covers, including You Fot Me Floatin’ snippet.

    By Fred Astaire Jr. on May 13, 2015

  7. Can never get enough of THE man ! That is all. Thank you.

    By Grunt on May 13, 2015

  8. yes i highly recommend the full 4 cd set of this. and in fact there is a little more than that out there. not as polished as what is on that set.
    it might have been during these sessions when albert collins invited me to the studio to sit in and watch him and srv jam. i dont recall the exact date off hand. i have it written down on the envelope with the negatives but its not in front of me of course. anyway i took some really nice shots of them in the studio and the nite before at the lone star cafe. the nite before that was buddy guy with stevie ray. after the jam with albert.. i was talking to albert and he invited me to the studio the following day. how could i say no.
    the pics i took of them on stage were so close i had to lean backwards over the bar and nearly fell backwards into the area where the bartender walks behind the bar. i couldnt focus and get both men in the pic otherwise. the stage was so close to the bar and they were right up to the edge of the stage. however the pics came out extraordinary. i got one shot i am extremely happy about where buddy and stevie had these wine glasses and theyre clinking them together smiling at one another. a bunch of months later there was some function at the new york hotel on 6th ave and 54th st and i was walking thru it. i happened to have a bunch of pics of albert and copeland on me and albert happened to be sitting in the lobby. he saw me and i stopped and talked to him for a few mins and gave him a small handful of the pics. i only saw him a few times after that including his last ever nyc appearance at the lone star roadhouse where john campbell opened. i sat with 3 members of metallica at that show. jason bought me and my wife dinner and drinks all nite. lars was on the other side of the club tho. kirk and jason was at my table. it was also johns last nyc appearance. anyway.. very sad that everyone is gone cept buddy.

    perhaps we could get some bb king shows here since he is likely to leave this mortal coil any day now. hopefully not sunday tho. please let it not happen sunday!!!

    By darth on May 13, 2015

  9. shouldn’t this have been posted on april 1?

    By barth on May 13, 2015

  10. I have a ten disc set of these sessions.

    By sluggo on May 13, 2015

  11. go here and you can begin with the first volume of A Tale Untold e and then go from there you should be able to find everything you can possibly need.use a downloadable converter and make your own audio set from these youtube clips.

    By sluggo on May 13, 2015

  12. hours and hours worth..

    By sluggo on May 13, 2015

  13. there is a bootleg recording of Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Healey from Albert`s Hall in toronto if you are into these things.
    as for darths claim ,its hard to imagine first of all that Albert would be taking part in these sessions here as Darth states when he says ..”it might have been during these sessions when albert collins invited me to the studio to sit in and watch him and srv jam..”
    studio time costing what it does I highly doubt Stevie was using his precious time to just jam and furthermore that Albert would be inviting strangers to another artists recording sessions..need more proof than just a fleeting memory Darth.

    By sluggo on May 13, 2015

  14. glenny has quite the imagination eh?…

    pics of proof?…

    By Jerry's Finger on May 14, 2015

  15. thanks for the links sluggo!

    we all know that proof u requested will not be forthcoming. its more likely the response will be a 500+ word rant.

    By barth on May 14, 2015

  16. Darth, c`mon man don`t you ever stop with the bs?
    you rally expect us to think you were in the recording studio with these giants and you have nothing to show for it except more bs stories?
    holy cow you are such a piece of work

    By dropkick sarge on May 14, 2015

  17. try to imagine that i dont care what u believe and what i post here isnt for u or any of the idiots who dont believe. its not that i dont have anything to show for it. its that i dont have anything to show YOU. of course i have pics. its just not important that u need to see them. and if u did see them u would only come up with some sort of excuse like i didnt take them or theyre fake or photoshopped or something equally ridiculous. u know it as well as i do. what is the point? why would i go to any trouble to try to prove anything to u? u always have a response to try to discredit me even when theres proof to the contrary. i am not worried about proving what i say here in regards to the photos i have taken especially to u or the other idiots on here who dont believe me. all i was doing here is telling a story to those who might have found it interesting. every word of what i said is true. i have a lot of stories about stevie ray from 81 thru 89 i would say. in fact i nearly went with my ex wife to his final show and we decided at the last minute not to go. imagine how we felt the next day. i saw him over 100x live and i have 1000s upon 1000s of pics of him on and off stage. i saw exclusive performances that nearly no one got to see including the china club next to the beacon theater on 75th st and bway when winwood bowie iggy and ron wood all jammed together with him. never seen a recording of that. pity. i dont think there were more than 50-60 ppl in the entire place that nite. bowies bassist’s cousin was a friend of mine and thats how i got in. altho i knew it was happening anyway and i might have been able to talk my way in anyway.

    incidentally.. since i brought up albert collins earlier i thought it might be of interest.. theres an old video about 30 yrs old i guess.. with albert lonnie mack and roy buchanan from carnegie hall. very out of print now. it may have been on alligator records i cant remember. but if anyone out there has it.. check the very beginning of it. theres a coffee shop that wrapped around the back and side of carnegie hall at that time. its not there anymore but it was there back then. at that time there was also some scaffolding where they were working on the back of carnegie hall too. if u look carefully u can see a guy standing leaning on the scaffolding with a camera on his neck hands in pockets with a small plastic bag on his belt kinda wrapped around a belt loop. it had some extra film in it that i had just bought earlier in the day. im wearing a blue vinyl jacket. i didnt see a film camera across the street for some odd reason. maybe it was hidden in a vehicle or something i dont know.. but for a brief second i glance towards the camera and the camera cuts to inside carnegie hall. its not close up or anything but thats me outside carnegie hall. the person walking past me is albert collins and a couple of his entourage. i had already taken a couple of pics of him earlier that day so i didnt bother him again. i was actually waiting to see if anyone else showed up for the show and also roy and lonnie hadnt yet come in. its just a small glimpse of me on an officially released video.
    theres also video of me outside nbc studios when annie lennox shows up to appear on letterman during her concert in central park. the music from the concert is playing over the visual of her getting out of the limo and signing autographs and posing for photographers. im one of them. i take the camera from my face for a moment or two and im very visible. just yet another example of me appearing in a professionally officially released product. just thought id share.

    By darth on May 14, 2015

  18. ^oh jeeze…

    By Jerry's Finger on May 14, 2015

  19. “even when theres proof to the contrary”
    yet u never show that alleged proof.

    “all i was doing here is telling a story to those who might have found it interesting.”
    u failed miserably. its total horsepocky.

    “never seen a recording of that. pity.”
    never saw a paparazzi photo of it either.

    “i thought it might be of interest”
    u are mistaken.

    “the person walking past me is albert collins”
    he invited you to the recording studio but not the concert… got it.

    “i take the camera from my face for a moment or two”
    …and ask her if she has any spare change.

    heres another appearance of darth in a video:

    By barth on May 14, 2015

  20. ….u always have a response to try to discredit me even when theres proof to the contrary…

    what proof ,you never, EVER, supplied proof.
    the only proof we see is that you are a lying, babbling ,attention seeking dingus and there`s a truckload of proof of that.

    By dropkick sarge on May 14, 2015

  21. you see that guy smiling[ in the Stevie Ray Vaughan el mocambo video] who is wearing a shirt and waiting for a beer ? that`s me!!

    By dropkick sarge on May 14, 2015

  22. Sluggo, I appreciated the links to the extra SRV material, outtakes 1-186. You don’t need ‘em all, but there are a couple of gems that eluded the 4 CD set. Just to warn those expecting clean edits, there is a lot of dead air.

    Guilty Pleasure: I enjoy Darth’s posts. Like many other followers here, he has a good acquaintance with the source material. Spend more time on SRV,
    not whompin’ on Darth.

    By Fred Astaire Jr, on May 14, 2015

  23. Fred- unfortunately darth does not have a good acquaintance with facts.

    By barth on May 14, 2015

  24. Ever watched the woodstock movie, I`m the guy in jeans that`s sitting while country joe is playing.
    from the dingus
    just yet another example of me appearing in a professionally officially released product. just thought id share.

    By dropkick sarge on May 14, 2015

  25. at altamont you can tell its me because I`m looking right at the camera, yeah , you know the scene, I`m wearing cut off jeans and a tee , long hair and looking right at the camera because i didn`t know it was being filmed.

    just yet another example of me appearing in a professionally officially released product. just thought id share

    By dropkick sarge on May 14, 2015

  26. The Angel with the animal fur hat kept tromping through us to get up to the stage at Altamont.

    By Russ on May 14, 2015

  27. i too am in professionally officially released products.

    u can see me in ‘the filth & the fury’ giving johnny rotten the finger in san antonio. i have a can of lone star in the other hand. if u look carefully during the train station scene in ‘a hard days night’ im rubbing up against some sexy screaming birds. it was fab. ginger baker threatens to punch me in ‘beware of mr. baker’ but i wasn’t the only one.

    dylan gave me a scornful glance at a press conference in ‘don’t look back’ so i screamed ‘judas’ at him during a concert. im sitting behind mama cass to the right while she eats a cheeseburger during janis’ ‘ball and chain’ in ‘monterey pop’. u can tell its me because im wearing sunglasses and love beads and have long hair. i was also one of the stonehenge dwarves in ’spinal tap’.

    just thought id share………………

    By barth on May 14, 2015

  28. just thought id share…

    I was very fortunate to have bunch at the Chicago Hyatt of the day of August 26,1990 with Stevie Ray…

    so sad of what was to come…

    By Jerry's Finger on May 14, 2015

  29. that silly darth , always finds a way to make a new thread about himself.
    now then, I can be seen shopping at holt renfrew in one of their commercials. I`m wearing fashionable clothing , demure shoes and a beautiful peacock blue chapeau!

    By miss manners on May 14, 2015

  30. is Fred Astaire Jr, darth dancing to another tune come on he has a good acquaintance with the source material.the only source he has is his own the person walking past me is albert collins and a couple of his one of alberts entourage im wareing pants , shirt and shoes we were going to meet srv for coffee

    By the duke on May 15, 2015

  31. I’m kinda surprised you find these recordings of good quality

    By Bob Cat Al on May 17, 2015

  32. Happy Birthday Darth!

    By la leche mama on May 17, 2015

  33. Likely no accident these sessions were posted today. Lonnie Mack was a huge influence on SRV (as he stated many times). Two brothers gone.

    By kingpossum on Apr 24, 2016

  34. SRV played on Lonnie Mack’s album Strike Like Lightning(1985)

    By PhilC on Apr 24, 2016

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