December 17, 2011 – 4:43 am

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In 1978 There Was… [Goody Pitch-Corrected Edition, 1CD]

The Legendary Lost First Stevie Ray Vaughan Album. Excellent soundboard.

“The one and only surviving test pressing was recently discovered in a cupboard in South Austin, Texas where it had lain for the last 19 years, all other recordings of the project have been destroyed after alleged contractual disputes arose. These recording [sic], notable for their raw energy and rare slide guitar work are essential for all true collectors. Also featuring four early arrangements of songs that later appeared on the Texas Flood album.

Due to the brevity of the Nashville ‘78 session the producers have added a live soundboard recording featuring Lou Ann Barton and three tracks featuring Johnni Reno on saxophone.”

Notes: The above paragraph is the supposed story behind this recording as told on the CD inlay. The real story is that the band didn’t like the way the album turned out and paid a large sum of money to keep it from being released. As you would expect, someone got their hands on a copy and bootlegged it.

Professor Goody’s comments:

“Please note that the ’skipping’, beginning at 2:05, til the very end of Track 20, cannot be fixed, but it’s easily excusable under the circumstances. I think y’all will agree… And isn’t it about time this collection got a real retread? Hope I did it justice.

“Those of you reading this and listening to this set for the very first time have no idea how ridiculous it sounded in its former state, with half of it running extreeeeemly slow. Those of you who’ve already heard tracks 11-20 in a previous edition already know there was something wrong here but you just didn’t know what it was, did you… A much younger Stevie and Lou Ann sounding strangely 40 years older, as the slowed-down, incorrect playback speed of the second half of this disc made their voices sound so much deeper and slower.

“All of that’s now been corrected and brought back for this edition; (as close as I could get it); to whatever folks got to hear when this all first went down, over 30 years ago. It’s an amazing set, even though light years away from the brilliance that surpassed it. I’d like to thank everyone along the way who served to get it into my hands, leading to this new upgrade. Note that at the time, Stevie was not even using all three names (even though the artwork provided, which has circulated with this set for some time, included them, and it’s all there in the title of the boot from which this is sourced.) I know there were reasons at the time for this material to be held back and not see the light of day. So glad to have the privilege of being able to hear it, though. Especially, knowing what was to come… ”


Thanks to Professor Goody for the pitch-corrected version and to Valveking for sharing the tracks on Dime. Thanks also to ChrisGoes, who orginally shared the tracks on Dime. Thanks also to Moonwall for the artwork.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. You Can Have My Husband (Lou Ann vocal) 2:55 (4.0MB)
Track 02. Rude Mood 3:27 (4.7MB)
Track 03. Pride And Joy (Stevie vocal) 3:02 (4.1MB)
Track 04. Oh, Yeah (Lou Ann vocal) 3:03 (4.1MB)
Track 05. Love Struck Baby (Stevie vocal) 2:06 (2.9MB)
Track 06. Ti Ni Nee Ni Nu (Lou Ann vocal) 2:47 (3.8MB)
Track 07. Empty Arms (Stevie vocal) 2:25 (3.3MB)
Track 08. I Wonder Why (Lou Ann vocal, Stevie slide guitar) 5:34 (7.6MB)
Track 09. I’m Crying (Stevie vocal) 3:33 (4.8MB)
Track 10. Sugar Coated Love (Lou Ann vocal) 3:24 (4.6MB)
Track 11. Natural Born Lover 3:33 (4.8MB)
Track 12. Ti Ni Nee Ni Nu 2:48 (3.8MB)
Track 13. Scratch My Back 3:50 (5.2MB)
Track 14. I’ll Change 3:04 (4.2MB)
Track 15. Shake A Hand 4:21 (5.9MB)
Track 16. Oh Baby 3:26 (4.7MB)
Track 17. Sugar Coated Love 3:32 (4.8MB)
Track 18. Love In Vain 4:19 (5.9MB)
Track 19. So Excited/You Can Have My Husband 5:03 (6.9MB)
Track 20. Oh, Yeah (My Baby’s Gone) 2:47 (3.8MB)

Tracks 1-10: Studio Recordings
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Jack Clemont’s Belmont Studio, early 1978
Stevie Vaughan - vocals, guitar
Jack Newhouse - bass
Chris Layton - drums
Lou Ann Barton - vocals

Produced by Joe Gracy

Tracks 11-17: Austin Blues Festival, 1979

Tracks 18-20: Piona’s, October 1979
Stevie Vaughan - vocals, guitar
Jack Newhouse - bass
Freddie “Pharoah” Walden - drums
Johnni Reno - tenor sax
Lou Ann Barton - vocals

Click here to order Stevie Ray Vaughan releases.


  2. you know, I saw Stevie six times…I could have watched him play forever he was truly a cut above so many others and when he took the stage and got into his thing it was just pure music…
    Stevie we all miss you and your music brother..

    By sluggo on Dec 17, 2011

  3. What a magnificent guitarist - my favorite. BigO never ceases to amaze…

    By TDC on Dec 17, 2011

  4. hey bigo, thanks! this is a nice addition to my collection. these lp rips sound good.

    big fan of the st. paul, mn show you offered in may. people, do a search for it, if you don’t have it. it’s a good one.

    more srv! i have one boot on tape i recorded years ago from a cd called love and happiness. see if it’s out there. i’d like to have mp3’s of it. albert king is on it.

    i also have a bootleg vhs i bought at a record show from tokyo, japan 1985. it really rules. would love to have mp3’s of it too.


    By Ed Saad on Dec 17, 2011

  5. Links here are in mp3 320 and flac.

    By pangkor on Dec 17, 2011

  6. This is the post…

    By pangkor on Dec 17, 2011

  7. Thank you!

    By Just Bill on Dec 18, 2011

  8. Thank you so much for the music!
    Never got to see Stevie live in person, but did see some of his live performances - first on Austin City Limits in 1983 then got a few concerts on laser disk.

    By VP58 on Dec 22, 2011

  9. Thanks for this, bigo - and to pangkor for the flac links.

    By MrBill on Dec 23, 2011

  10. I think that Stevie Ray Vaughan was a fantastic musician, and also his brother Jimmie. He played with a lot of power and that is very dificult, for normal people, but Stevie was a person coming from outer space. We all miss you. Please if you can come, please do it.

    By Álvaro on Feb 2, 2012

  11. Ed, check out the ION cassette converter to MP3. It works through the USB. If it doesn’t offer a plug in to receive from outside sources, consider getting the ION turntable, as it does have a passthru (using a stereo miniplug). Get a Y RCA left and right cable to go from the stereo VHS (or the RCA plug to miniplug stereo cable if using a mono VHS) to transfer the sound off your VHS tape. The cassette version goes for about $70 retail, turntable is about $110 retail. They claim to work with Apple, but didn’t find their Apple software to work well. But it does fine with Windows PC’s. Both require a download of a small software, and they tell you what and where it is found, free from the internet.

    By 3yrsnojob on Feb 3, 2012

  12. hey 3yersnojob, here is the srv boot i have on tape. unfortunately, the links are dead, but maybe bigo could find it on dime and post it here.

    the above sounds complicated and or a bunch of work but thanks. i don’t know how to do any of that. i wish i did cause i have lots of rare breeders and frank black shows i wouldn’t mind having mp3’s of. the tapes are just deteriorating in my garage.


    By Ed Saad on Feb 3, 2012

  13. No the links aren’t dead at that Russian site you listed! I’m pulling the first half of that 84 show now! Fair Ammount there just wish dates/venues were listed!

    By gypseymuse on Sep 21, 2012

  14. Thanks gypseymuse. I’ll give it a try. Ed, hope you and others didn’t go with the ION turntable. Found out that Windows 7 doesn’t work well with the Audacity software anymore. Windows 7 automatically takes one side of the stereo and maps it over the other track, so it is not even mono. Very unlistenable. There is a very complicated so-called fix out there, but even though I very carefully followed all the steps 3 times, Audacity refuses to make the fix the default. The fix also takes away the ability to hear anything - absolutely anything other than system “pings” and “bells” unless you carefully and completely undo all the switches step by step you had just made.

    By 4yrsnojob on Sep 21, 2012

  15. gypseymuse, under the MP3 choices, this is the message I got: This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader. That applies to two choices, the third website doesn’t exist anymore. I’ll go back and check flac choices.

    By 4yrsnojob on Sep 21, 2012

  16. gypseymuse, don’t know what I did wrong, couldn’t get it to download.

    By 4yrsnojob on Sep 21, 2012

  17. 4yrs..if you send me a contact address i can help you out.

    By sluggo on Sep 21, 2012

  18. 4yrs - the show u are looking for is on youtube at the following link -
    u will notice its 66 mins long. its montreal 83 and phila 84. its all fm brdcst stuff. not really that rare. if u dont end up finding it and dont get the help u need and cant find it elsewhere let me know. u can find the set list below the video on the above link.

    By darth on Sep 22, 2012

  19. u can always dl the youtube video to mp3 and as a single file burn it to cd. it takes about 20-30 seconds. since its not over 80 mins its an easy burn. u dont have to cut it in two parts.

    By darth on Sep 22, 2012

  20. Thank you sluggo and darth. I am set up to handle the ‘utube”, so I’ll go that way. Again, thanks.

    By 4yrsnojob on Sep 22, 2012

  21. youre welcome. while youtube doesnt really offer the best audio (or video) quality.. in a pinch it isnt a terrible source if u must have something. i guess if u knew the name of the bootleg u could have looked up the info/source. once u knew the info u could find the full phila show since this item isnt the complete phila show obviously. and clearly not the full montreal show by any means. during that montreal visit is when he recorded the in session tv thing with albert king. wonderful stuff. there is so much srv material out there. my fave era of his is 78-85. but that recovery period in 89-90 also does something to me too. when he stopped singing in the middle of a song and started to talk about how he came close to death and peeked over the edge and came back. sadly his recovery only lasted til he died anyway. i will never forget the over 100x i saw him live. my 2 favorite times were at the lonestar cafe in the village when buddy guy played one nite and albert collins the next nite. i was so close that i had to lean back over the bar in order to take pics. i was less than 3 feet from them. i couldnt focus closer than 3 feet. all i would get would be guitar. lol. then albert invited me to join them the next day in the studio to watch them record some studio session. some amazing memories. my shots of srv at the beacon and pier 84 and china club and other clubs around the city number in the 1000s. he appeared at tower records and often stayed in nyc hotels. he was always nice as hell.

    if u ever need more srv.. write to me. im fanatical on the man. i have 100s of hours of stuff by him. even some stuff from 71 and 73 and 75. theres more from 77 and 78 79 80 too. and look for the 2 rehearsal sessions with bowie in dallas tx april 83. great stuff.

    By darth on Sep 22, 2012

  22. darth, you know that Sybil-bots are like Langoliers (Stephen King TV movie). Dont let em eat you up. The LERP I knew learned how to let everything roll off his back like a rubber duck. The way you are with SRV is like me with Beatles. Wish Stevie got more appreciation when he was alive. I met someone once who had an artist do a 3D wooden relief wall hanging about 4 x 6 feet of SRV.

    By 4yrsnojob on Sep 22, 2012

  23. Yes darth, don’t ever have a moment of introspection where you might realize that there is a kernel of truth in some of the things people say about you here.

    By dingus on Sep 22, 2012

  24. 4yrs - in the 70s and 80s when bands were coming to radio city they would have ads of a sort in the windows around the sides of the venue that were kinda like album covers made of wood like u describe i suppose in different levels to create a 3d effect. i talked them into giving me one in particular but the day i got it.. it was raining and i dropped it off at a friends apt and said id pick it up in a few weeks. it was roxy musics last live concert back in 83 i believe. it was very heavy and very large. i never did get it back from her. but if not for her i wouldnt have gotten to see the who at shea. altho i helped her get their autographs at the hotel that week so that was her gift to me.
    she happened to live a couple of blocks from rcmh.
    i know what u mean about them wooden wall hangings tho. they are very nice collectibles. i started to collect the riaa gold and platinum awards which are also a lot of fun to own. a lot more valuable and expensive mind u.
    i had a huge cardboard stand up for a beatles once too but i think i sold it.
    peace to u.
    and again if u need something write to me directly. ok?

    By darth on Sep 23, 2012

  25. ” i was so close that i had to lean back over the bar in order to take pics. i was less than 3 feet from them. i couldnt focus closer than 3 feet. all i would get would be guitar.”

    You didn’t have a wide angle lens? I thought you were a photographer??

    By Tri-x on Sep 23, 2012

  26. I once saw the image of Doug Sahm in a Frito Pie I bought in Austin after a late show at Antone’s. I would have had it preserved and framed but Norah Jones ate it. This was before she signed to a major label and was still a starving artist.

    By Texas Tornado on Sep 24, 2012

  27. 4yrs I would have given you a better link than youtube.

    By sluggo on Sep 24, 2012

  28. tri-x - u dont expect to be that close that u would need a wide angle lens. and no i dont use wide angle lenses in what i did. especially in the type of photography i did. it was all 50mm and telephoto or zoom. in fact of all the photographers i knew in the 17 yrs i did what i did i didnt know a single one who used one. some had cameras like a leica which had a slightly wider lens like 38 or 44 or something but thats just cuz thats what came with their camera i believe. there were disadvantages to that for me and i only used canon.
    u can be a photographer without wide angle lenses. it depends on the type of photography u do.

    as for the link to the montreal 83/phila 84 item.. i had an incredible link as well but he didnt wish to write for it and i gave him the option of using the youtube one which takes seconds and sounds pretty decent. he chose to take that. of course the flac and / or more complete versions of the entire sets would be preferable to completists.
    converting it from youtube made it 92meg and its 66mins. at least the way he should have done it and it took probably under a minute. im just glad hes happy.

    By darth on Sep 24, 2012

  29. Back in the day, when I was shooting concerts, 50mm was the lens I used most often. I always took the 28mm & 135mm, didn’t use them a lot, but they were very effective when I did. The only disadvantage to a Leica is the cost lol! Amazing glass though.

    By Tri-x on Sep 24, 2012

  30. …Back in the day, when I was shooting concerts,..

    you got any proof or are you like that other “photographer”

    By karsh on Sep 24, 2012

  31. I’m a legend in my own mind… besides, I don’t have to prove anything to you :-)

    By Tri-x on Sep 24, 2012

  32. I’m a legend in my own mind… besides, I don’t have to prove anything to you .

    love it!

    By karsh on Sep 24, 2012

  33. what is it with these idiots and proof? why do people need to prove they shot pics at concerts? didnt u ever take a camera to a concert and snap pics? if u say u did do u really feel u have to prove it to others just because u say u did it and they dont believe u? why? where would u do this? should ppl actually make a site and post their pics just so others can see them and believe? arent there enough pics of concerts and rock stars out there? or wait.. are tri-x and karsh the same person? i wouldnt be surprised.

    on another topic..i wouldnt ever take a 28mm lens to a concert. i cant even imagine that. id take a 50 and a 135 or 110-210zoom or something like that. i always carried the 50 with me. it stayed on the camera. i never took it off cept for concerts. but the lonestar cafe was a tiny little bar. i mean really really small. if u sat at the bar the ppl on stage would sweat on u. thats not even an exaggeration. im serious. so i took my telephoto lens in case i was shoved in the back near the kitchen or upstairs for some reason. that wasnt the case tho. i got in and had to stay like 6 feet inside the front door. right in front of stevie and buddy and then again on 2nd nite same exact position in front of stevie and albert. so my hips are against the bar and im balanced with the tips of my toes tucked around stool to prevent me from falling backwards behind the bar. its amazing my shots came out. they all did however. i gave a set of them to albert years later when he happened to be at a hotel for another function and i arranged to see him the following day to give them to him. i had some johnny copeland shots on me and showed them to him and told him about the shots i had of him with srv. he invited me to the studio to see him record with srv the next day.

    By darth on Sep 25, 2012

  34. i had some johnny copeland shots on me and showed them to him and told him about the shots i had of him with srv. he invited me to the studio to see him record with srv the next day.


    By karsh on Sep 25, 2012

  35. Darth, I’m a long time lurker who needs a hand. I used to use dirpy to convert youtube to mp3, but it seems to suck now. Can I ask what you recommend? Thanks

    By bob on Sep 25, 2012

  36. Yo karsh, take off, eh!

    Hey darth, I used the 28mm a few times, it worked for me only if I was right up at stage front. I could get a full length shot of the guitarist or singer or several band members, depending on how far away from the camera they were. I might get some distortion, or a lot of the backdrop, but sometimes that was a cool effect. It’s another tool in the box, you know?

    I went to the Lone Star Cafe a few times, it was a weird shaped room, it must have been hard to move when they were sold out. The giant horsefly was pretty cool though.

    By Tri-x on Sep 25, 2012

  37. sluggo and darth, really appreciate the help. But I tried to make it not “tmi”, since that cheesed someone off. Since the drunk hit me 6 months ago, the loud ringing in my ears hasn’t stopped. I can’t much tell the difference in quality anymore. May everyone who visits here enjoy their music, and never gets hurt by drunk drivers or texting fools.

    By 4yrsnojob on Sep 25, 2012

  38. texting fools are are lethal as drunk drivers??

    By barth on Sep 25, 2012

  39. Even more deadly, Barth! There’s more of them and they are younger. Drunks at least usually have their eyes on the road.

    By elvislives on Sep 25, 2012

  40. drunks usually have their eyes closed. we have a few idiots on here who are cyberdrunks as u can see. at least they can be ignored like i will continue to with my harassers.

    tri-x - i went to the lone star probably several 100x. the things i saw happen there are amazing. i was there nearly every day for years. but very often it was garbage too so i didnt bother. and i didnt always have a way in. once i did i couldnt stay away. in the 80s and early 90s i collected tapes so i would bring blanks and come away with sbds of many dozens of shows. i really miss those days.

    bob - try this program. i dont use it but i know it works. those who do use it feel that it is a marvelous program for many different uses.

    By darth on Sep 26, 2012

  41. darth you are worse than a little girl.
    one person comes along and strokes your ego and you show them how to steal music on a blog that isn`t even yours. any idea what the “big brother” guys could do to bigo because of this?

    By karsh on Sep 26, 2012

  42. Darth, Thanks much! I’ll give it a shot.

    By bob on Sep 26, 2012

  43. “you are worse than a little girl.
    one person comes along and strokes your ego and you show them how to steal music on a blog”

    No wonder krash can’t get laid!

    By sking on Sep 26, 2012

  44. This is way off topic, but here goes. I have thirty years experience on the company side of auto insurance, including ten as an Actuarial Analyst. That meant I used 3D spreadsheets to predict losses for the company in twenty states and kept track of the entire industry’s results for the nation as a whole. Here’s the industry’s results: All else being equal, teenagers are the worst drivers, 4 X average. When they reach 21, they are 2 X average. The next worst are seniors - slowed response time, vision, health. But they don’t drive as much as an average driver, so it works out to 1.5 X average from age 55 to age 65, 2 X up to age 75, 2.5-3.0 X over age 80. Now the scary part: If the driver, no matter the age, drinks to .08, they are legally drunk and are 3 times worse as a driver. So a teen with little experience is a 4, times a 3, equals 12 times worse driver than a sober middle aged driver. One last statistic: An average teen will increase their factor by 2-3 if there are no adults in the car but there are one or more teenagers. There is no increase if the passengers are adults at least 21 yrs old.

    By 4yrsnojob on Sep 26, 2012

  45. And texting is 4 times worse than average, cell phone is 3 times the average.

    By 4yrsnojob on Sep 26, 2012

  46. “No wonder krash can’t get laid!”

    youve been keeping track?

    By barth on Sep 26, 2012

  47. what i posted is a link to a site that offers free (and also paying) downloads that is known about by many many millions and millions of people. that bob didnt know about c-net or how to search it isnt a big deal. that he didnt know how to dl from youtube isnt a huge deal. that he didnt know how to do a search to find a way to dl from youtube or find a program that does the job for him isnt a huge deal. so i helped him with this quickly and easily has nothing whatsoever to do with bigo or what it offers. in less than 2 weeks this particular page will disappear. that is the comments section. the songs and the ability to dl them will remain but our comments below that portion of the page will disappear for a while. even if they dont it doesnt matter since i didnt offer up anything that isnt out there legally. c-net offers this freeware and other similar shareware type programs for ppl like bob to do youtube to mp3 type downloading. i dont know what your problem is with his request and my complying with it. he didnt stroke my ego. he asked me for help and i gave it to him. i have never denied that to anyone. its what i do. its the kind of guy i am. we have seen the kind of guy u are no matter what name u use.

    By darth on Sep 26, 2012

  48. You all treat Darth so badly,try to be good and show brotherly love be kind.

    By Less Darth on Sep 26, 2012

  49. Shut up, hippie

    By Less Less Darth on Sep 26, 2012

  50. Thats exactly what i told your mother last night as she placed her tender pillow like lips around my aroused member. Im 21 and asian ,Hippies are reserved for your age group. Your muma love a bit of chinese i have to say lol!!

    By More or less Darth on Sep 26, 2012

  51. Oh i forgot to say, your mother smells like ham, mr cyber tough guy who seems to have been raped by a hippie!

    By More or less Darth on Sep 26, 2012

  52. Now you have a problem with hippies? A well as Darth? You keyboard tough guys make me laugh,youre probably 48 live with your mum and have a 10 year old boy buried in the back yard with your DNA just waiting to be discovered.

    Play nice ya knobhead!

    By Jimmy frost on Sep 26, 2012

  53. …so much for peace and love from the dirty hippies. Yo mama’s so ugly, her shadow ran away from her!

    By Less Less Darth on Sep 26, 2012

  54. Yeah jimmy he hate Darth and HIppies he bad man whose mother smell like ham!

    By More or less Darth on Sep 26, 2012

  55. Tired less lees Darth “tired” im shocked your mother let you stay up so late arent you due at the unemployment office tomorrow. Dont worry it will be months before sniffer dogs relize that boy was last seen with you.

    By More or less Darth on Sep 27, 2012

  56. “Less less Darth” someone didn’t love you enough as a child!

    By More Darth on Sep 27, 2012

  57. I think when he was a boy, a hippy touched his special spot, thats why all the animosity towards his hippy brethren!

    Don’t worry “Less Less” those dirty Hippies cant hurt you anymore….c’mon hold out your hand, you need human contact. Im going to hand you a doll and you can show me using the doll where the dirty Hippies touched you! We will play Warren Zevon’s ‘poor poor pitiful me’ to get you in the story telling mood!

    By More or less Darth on Sep 27, 2012

  58. There’s nothing funnier than using child abuse as an insult! Good show, Sandusky!

    By Less Less Darth on Sep 27, 2012

  59. I think most people who know you are aware of your vices and I agree nothing funny about your vices thats why your a scumbag!

    By More or less Darth on Sep 27, 2012

  60. I know you are, then what am I?

    By Less Less Darth on Sep 27, 2012

  61. Credit for the photo…”Last Call”…goes to W. A. Williams. I have a signed lithograph in my den. Mr. Williams is referenced in SRV’s biography.

    By Mark L on Apr 19, 2015

  62. Well, this is my torrent. Uploaded at DIME, year 2005 and is still alive in there.


    By ChrisGoesRock on Nov 2, 2016

  63. Hello ChrisGoesRock

    Thanks for all your efforts.

    By bigozine2 on Nov 2, 2016

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