Texas Flood

Album: Texas Flood (1983)
Charted: 64
  • This song was written and originally recorded by Arkansas Bluesman Larry Davis in 1958.
  • The album Texas Flood catapulted Vaughan to international fame. Previously, he had a following in Texas and was known for his guitar work on David Bowie's album Let's Dance, where he was featured on cuts "Let's Dance" and "China Girl." On August 27, 1990 Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash after performing with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and his brother Jimmie Vaughan. He was 36. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Phil, for above 2
  • Vaughan often played the solo with his guitar behind his head, a nod to Jimi Hendrix and T-Bone Walker. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • The words "Texas Flood" are never actually used in the lyrics. The closest the song comes is in the first verse: "it's floodin' down in Texas." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    James - Tracy, CA

Comments: 12

  • Chris from Harrison, ArThose of you outside the US that have a limited exposure to blues guitarists like Stevie should definitely check out some stuff by Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, Albert King, and Guitar Slim, just as a start. It was guys like them that helped shape Stevie into the virtuoso that he will be forever. Check out the SRV box set for some really great live performances that can't be found anywhere else. The first two tracks on disc 3 are probably the best live set I've ever heard and the DVD from the Austin City Limits tv show has probably the best rendition of "May I Have a Talk With You" ever recorded. If you're reading this, you won't be disappointed.
  • Melanie from Seattle, Wanick from australia - SRV died in 1990 (RIP Stevie) so we cant see him in concerts anymore... I was born in the wrong decade, I really would have loved to go to a SRV concert. He was so talented.
  • Nick from Cairns, AustraliaI've just started hearing him a few weeks ago so I started with his greatest hits. But i'm lovin what I'm hearing, you guys in texas must be lucky to have a great blues guitarist as well as gettin the chance to see him in concerts.
  • Carole from Sacramento, CaPersonally speaking SRV is #1 on my all time best guitarists list, above Hendrix. Hendrix was a bit too unstructured and undisciplined for my taste
    After SRV then Duane Allman, than Michael Schenker. Just my taste personal taste.
  • Blake from Tahlequah, OkIm pretty much going through every stevie ray song on here saying that he is the best man ever to pick up a guitar. I pitty the fool who has never heard his work. The world is a lesser place without him he is the number two person I want to meet. Right behind jesus!!
  • Ed from Lake City, Flstevie is the greatest guitarist ever. his version voodoo chile is a lot better than hendrix,s
  • Brad from Hickory, NcSRV was a god of guitar making that Strat send sounds of heaven on earth bending strings and blasting notes so pure into our psyche.

    He died too sound.

    The Sky Is Crying.

    Brad, Hickory NC
  • Brad from Sartell, MnThis song is amazing. SRV will live on forever. His music and playing style is proof of that. This man would be drenched in sweat, with his eyes closed just playing his heart out. Not for fame or glory, or his paycheck, but just blasted away on that old strat for us fans. He truly adored each and every one of us.....just listen.
    Thank you Stevie for giving us this music to enjoy for years to come. We truly miss you man.
  • Joe from Lbuquerque, NmStevie is surpassed only by Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitarist ever, Stevie had a natural ability that some are just born with and this song shows it.
  • Bobpape from Austin, TxYeah, I agree with Kenny! Before he became nationally famous, I saw Stevie Ray ( with Double Trouble) at local Austin clubs for only a cover charge! I even saw a couple of his free concerts at the lake! You just knew that this guy was gonna be a national hit some day! By the way, I believe it was Eric Clapton, right after Stevie's last concert, who called him the greatest blues guitarist that he'd ever heard.
  • Kenny from Wilmot, Nhwhy is there only one song here? he's got a whole library of songs that kick a**!!!probably the best guitarist ever.PERIOD!!!
  • Sara from Austin, Tx*bows*
    Stevie is my God.
    guitarists like me can only dream of reaching half his level of greatness. why did he have to leave us so soon?
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