Liner Notes

Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble – Texas Flood


  1. Love Struck Baby: 👍🏻
  2. Pride and Joy: 👍🏻
  3. Texas Flood: 👍🏻
  4. Tell Me: 👍🏻
  5. Testify: 👍🏻
  6. Rude Mood: 👍🏻
  7. Mary Had a Little Lamb: 👍🏻
  8. Dirty Pool: 👍🏻
  9. I’m Cryin’: 👍🏻
  10. Lenny: 👍🏻

As I was working today, I realized how good I felt. For the first time in about 10 days I didn’t feel crappy because of that cold I just couldn’t shake. And even though I’m still coughing, sneezing, and blowing my nose more than usual, I feel almost back to normal. On the other hand, it’s been rainy and crappy all day. I wanted the weather to be as sunny as I feel. I wanted to listen to something like Here Comes the Sun. But that didn’t feel right with the weather not matching my mood. I wasn’t really sure what to listen to, and then the song Texas Flood popped into my head,  and I knew that would be perfect.

Stevie Ray Vaughn is the only person I can think of that can sound so bluesy yet so upbeat at the same time. Love Struck Baby is a really good example of this. It almost sounds like Chuck Berry-era Rock & Roll, but it’s also much more Blues than that.

I’ve listened to a lot of Stevie Ray Vaughn before, but I don’t think I’ve ever listened to an entire album that wasn’t a compilation, so while I knew most of these songs, there were still some surprises. Chief among them was Dirty Pool, which comes up on a Jimi Hendrix Red House Pandora station I listen to all the time, but not this version. I had no clue that it was written by Stevie and his drummer! Another fun fact: the guitar SRV plays with on Lenny is also named Lenny, both named after his wife at the time he wrote the song: Lenora.

I’m always most appreciative of music when I can listen to something that suits my mood (or when I can find the write music to change my mood for the better). Happy on a rainy day? Never thought I’d find something for that. But here it is: Texas Flood.


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