|+ St. Edwards, Austin [BOOTLEG] (36:45)||Austin, TX||St. Edwards University||1973-02-03||Audience, B+||N/A||Bootleg say "Blackbirds" but Hopkins lists Krackerjack - Bruce Bowland: vocals; Stevie Vaughan: guitar; Robin Syler: guitar; Tommy Shannon: guitar; Uncle John Hunter: guitar, vocals. Yet, there is piano on the cuts, but who is playing is unknown.||4||60||V1/70|
|+ Paul Ray & The Cobras - Soap Creek Saloon [BOOTLEG] (103:54)||Austin, TX||Soap Creek Saloon||1975-05-05||Audience recording, A||N/A||Hopkins does not list this gig, but acknowledges that, other than newspapers, there is no hard source of gig info.||2||76||V1/91|
|+ Triple Threat Revue Vol. 3 [BOOTLEG] (43:05)||Lubbock, TX||Stubb's Bar-B-Q?||1978-04-12?||Audience, A||N/A||Hopkins list "Triple Threat Review" as existing from Sept. 1977 - May, 1978, and the first instance them playing there is in April, 1978 |
Stevie's playing is very BB King, but hyped up quite a bit.
|+ Live - Triple Threat Revue Vol. 2 [BOOTLEG] (78:25)||Lubbock, TX||Stubb's Bar-B-Q||1978-06-01/03||Audience, A||N/A||The performance date is confused. One side of the bootleg says 1977 and the other side says June, 1978. Hopkins has Stevie at Stubb's 6/1-6/3, 1978||2||103||V1/125|
|+ Stubb's Barbecue [BOOTLEG] (88:42)||Lubbock, TX||Stubb's Bar-B-Q||1978-12-??||Soundboard recording||N/A||Hopkins lists no gigs at Stubbs in December,but he does list gigs there on 10/5-6 and February 1979 |
Personnel listed: Stevie Ray Vaughan - guitar, vocals Lou Ann Barton - vocals Freddie "Pharoah" Walden - drums Jack Newhouse - bass Johnny Reno - sax
|+ College Station, TX [BOOTLEG] (21:00)||College Station, TX||Miranda's||1979-07-26||A||N/A||Very BB King, but much hotter. |
Lil Longhair'd Bluesman:
He also played Hideaway for this set, (as mentioned in Craig Hopkins book the Early Years) you have that as well?
|+ Goin' To San Antone [BOOTLEG] (65:51)||San Antonio, TX||KRTU Studio 21||1979-08-03||Soundboard, A||N/A||Bootleg says 1978-08-30, but this says otherwise, pretty definitively. |
Most likely personnel:Stevie Ray Vaughan - guitar, vocals; Lou Ann Barton - vocals (tracks 08-15);Jackie Newhouse - bass; Chris Layton - drums; Johnny Reno - tenor sax
On Texas Flood, Stevie is very Fenton Robinson.
|+ San Francisco Blues Festival [BOOTLEG] (24:26)||San Francisco, CA||San Francisco Blues Festival||1979-08-12||Soundboard, A-||N/A||Hopkins has this gig with set list down to "I'll Change"||4||120||V1/147|
|+ In The Open [BOOTLEG] (64:09)||Palo Alto, CA||Keystone||1979-08-20||Soundboard, A+||N/A||Fat Fry show KFAT-FM||4||120||v1/147|
|+ Ft. Worth, TX [BOOTLEG] (84:55)||Fort Worth, TX||New Bluebird||1979-09-30||Audience recording (B+ quality)||N/A||w/ Robert Ealey||5||120||V1/148|
|+ Guitar Boogie [BOOTLEG] (58:50)||Austin, TX||Steamboat 1874||1980-04-01||Audience, A||N/A||The set list on the bootleg is wrong. |
From commenter Charles McGarry: these songs are not close to the right order they were played on April1, 1980 - a show I was at and recorded from the audience. This is the full 4-1-80 set list: 1. In The Open, 2. Dust My Broom (Robert Johnson), 3. They Call Me Guitar Hurricane, 4. The Sky Is Crying, 5. I'm Leaving You (Commit A Crime), 6. All Your Love I Miss Loving, 7. Tin Pan Alley, 8. Love Struck Baby, 9. Tell Me (Howling Wolf), 10. Shake For Me (Howling Wolf) aka Rocking Daddy, 11. Little Wing, 12. Collins Shuffle, 13. I'm Crying, 14. Texas Flood, 15. I Tried Pretty Baby, 16. Hideaway, 17. Rude Mood
Hopkins basically confirms, but does not list Rude Mood.
|+ Live @ Steamboat 1874 (78:26)||Austin, TX||Steamboat 1874||1980-04-01||A||N/A||This appears to be the full set |
From commenter Philip Charles:
I lived in Austin from 1977 to 1985, saw a few SRV shows at Steamboat on 6th Street, Antones on Guadalupe and one of the best was a Halloween party at the Ark, a housing coop near UT. Those were some of the best days of my life. Thanks for sharing this gem.
|+ Live at the Rome Inn [BOOTLEG] (118:45)||Austin, TX||Rome Inn||1980-04-20||Audience Recording, A-||N/A||Hopkins list nothing for 4/20, but has gigs there on April 5th, 7th, 18th, 19th |
and the last night of the club's existence, the 24th. This last gig has a set list, but it doesn't match.
Two sets include with the audio a bit better on the second set.
|+ At the 1st Tornado Jam - Lubbock, Texas (6:20)||Lubbock, TX||Tornado Jam||1980-05-11||B+||B+||John Cline, creator: |
This video was shot by me with SRV's permission and is the second earliest known video of SRV which has been released for public viewing. This video is directly from my original master videotape. SRV was 25 years-old in this video.
I was at that show, SRV use to play in Lubbock with Triple Threat Revue. Fat Dawgs killer!!!!
Imagine in 1978, you were an 18 yr old kid who'd been playing at guitar for a few years, Johnny Winter was your current favorite, and you stumbled into a small bar w/4 or so other people in it and this is what was going on for the next 3 and a half hours! I walked in a guy who played a little guitar and walked out a guitar player - it was that impactful! For the next 4 or 5 yrs, I played little parties playing Stevie versions of Freddy King tunes and people thought I was a genius haha - I'd tell em that they had to hear SRV.
|+ The King's Head Inn [BOOTLEG] (91:55)||Norfolk, VA||King's Head Inn||1980-07-22||Soundboard, A||N/A||From the poster: Stevie Ray Vaughan - guitar, vocals
Jackie Newhouse - bass
Chris Layton - drums
Here is the 'full' King's Head gig from 1980.
Not as good quality as the FM broadcast but still a great soundboard recording.
From commenter Bryan Dunn:
Right in My backyard, Love this. Kings head was " the Spot" back in the day. I was too young to get in but people talked about and still do to this very day.
|+ LIVE San Marcos [BOOTLEG] (93:07)||San Marcos, TX||Cheatham St. Warehouse||1980-12-11||Audience recording||N/A||Stevie Ray Vaughan - guitar, vocals, 6-string bass
Jackie Newhouse - bass
Chris Layton - drums |
* Charlie Sexton, guitar, vocals (14 years old at the time)
|+ Harling's Upstairs [BOOTLEG] (167:36)||Kansas City, MO||Harling's Upstairs||1981-07-04||Audience Recording, A-||N/A||An incredible show - almost 3 hours of ferocious playing |
From commenter bluesin:
Frosty is the song at 23:00. Date was correctly logged as July 4, 1981. It was a show I produced.His distortion on the 2nd track was without pedals, wrenching is neck while he braced the axe on the stage with his foot. Amazing strength & lightning fast fingers.No others have been able to match before or after.
|+ Houston, TX [BOOTLEG] (164:25)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||Audience, B+||N/A||From commenter Lawrence Meyering: |
1:05:52 - Tin Pan Alley - now he's down 1/2 step (Eb). the only way this is possible is if he and Tommy switched guitars. very possible 'cause SRV was still experimenting. had to be a tape edit here if this is the case.
A bit more. SRV is tuned down a Full Step here. this is why we hear him tuning more than usual. my cassette (Fitzgerald's 1980) was dropped a full step as well. this is why this recording has more balls than others. SRV was still experimenting w/dropping 1/2 step or full step. he eventually settled on 1/2 step (Eb). the Full step drop is a remarkable thing to hear. Also...he would be fighting the Strat more than in Eb. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS RECORDING! MAKING MY DAY!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!
|Boilermaker - LIVE Houston 1981/10/14 (6:05)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Close To You - LIVE Houston 1981/10/14 (4:30)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Collins Shuffle - LIVE Houston (5:40)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Crosscut Saw - LIVE Houston (4:30)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Don't Lose Your Cool - LIVE Houston (4:55)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Done Lost Your Good Thing Now - LIVE Houston (11:15)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Empty Arms - LIVE Houston (4:45)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Hideaway - LIVE Houston (5:10)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|I'm Cryin' - LIVE Houston (5:00)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|I'm Leaving You (Commit a Crime) - LIVE Houston (12:00)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|In the Open - LIVE Houston (6:15)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Letter To My Girlfriend - LIVE Houston (3:50)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Little Wing - LIVE Houston (6:30)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Look At Little Sister - LIVE Houston (3:40)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Love Struck Baby - LIVE Houston (4:00)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Manic Depression - LIVE Houston (5:40)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|May I Have A Talk With You - LIVE Houston (5:10)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Pride and Joy - LIVE Houston (5:15)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Rude Mood - LIVE Houston (4:40)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Shake For Me - LIVE Houston (5:10)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Slide Thing - LIVE Houston (3:25)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|So Excited - LIVE Houston (3:35)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Texas Flood - LIVE Houston (6:35)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|The Sky Is Crying - LIVE Houston (7:15)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Thunderbird - LIVE Houston (5:05)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Tin Pan Alley - LIVE Houston (11:45)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|Wham! - LIVE Houston (4:25)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|You'll Be Mine - LIVE Houston (4:20)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-14||A||N/A||5||147||V1/185|
|+ Live at Fitzgerald's [BOOTLEG] (154:44)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||Audience, A||N/A||1st set - tape source, 2nd set - CDR source, end of 2nd set - tape source. |
I lived only a few blocks from White Oak from 80 till 85. Seems I went to every show. Sara loved him. I'm thinking it's Jackie. That one pic with Stevie in a white bandana (Lenny's) is Tracy's pic at the Texas Flood Release party which was 6.20.83.
|Close to You - Live Houston 1981/10/15 (4:50)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||A||N/A||4||147||V1/186|
|Crosscut Saw - Live Houston (4:35)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||A||N/A||4||147||V1/186|
|Dirty Pool - Live Houston (9:45)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||A||N/A||4||147||V1/186|
|Don't Lose Your Cool - Live Houston (8:05)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||A||N/A||4||147||V1/186|
|Drivin' South / 3rd Stone From The Sun - Live Houston (11:55)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||A||N/A||4||147||V1/186|
|Hideaway - Live Houston (4:05)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||A||N/A||4||147||V1/186|
|Little Wing - Live Houston (6:20)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||A||N/A||4||147||V1/186|
|Love In Vain - Live Houston (4:30)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||A||N/A||4||147||V1/186|
|Manic Depression - Live Houston (6:00)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||A||N/A||4||147||V1/186|
|Slide Thing - Live Houston (4:35)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||A||N/A||4||147||V1/186|
|So Excited - Live Houston (4:25)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-10-15||A||N/A||4||147||V1/186|
|+ Houston, TX [BOOTLEG] (90:27)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||From commenter Edward Meniola: |
I remember this particular gig! I met SRV that night and party with him and the band until 8:00 a.m. In the morning. Fitgeralds was being managed by a really cool lady named Patty, and the place was always rocking on Fri, Sat, and during the week too. This was my main hang out in the Heights! It's located right off white oak if you have been there you know where it's at. Born and raised in Houston, Texas!!!!!!
|Collins Shuffle - Live Houston (5:41)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|Come On (Part III) - Live Houston (5:55)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|Drivin' South - Live Houston (6:58)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|Heartfixer - Live Houston (4:08)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|I Tried Pretty Baby - Live Houston (5:19)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|In The Open - Live Houston (5:35)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|Letter To My Girlfriend - Live Houston (3:49)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|Look At Little Sister - Live Houston (4:00)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|Love Struck Baby - Live Houston (3:31)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|Manic Depression - Live Houston (4:48)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|Pride And Joy - Live Houston (4:48)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|Third Stone From The Sun - Live Houston (3:07)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|You'll Be Mine - Live Houston (4:58)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|Little Wing - Live Houston 1981/11/20 (5:26)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|Tin Pan Alley - Live Houston (10:27)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1981-11-20||Audience, A||N/A||4||148||V1/187|
|+ Hendrix Gig (95:39)||Houston, TX||Fitzgerald's||1982-02-27||Audience, B+||N/A||From commenter HardTexasBlues: |
I lived only a few blocks from Fitz's on the same road which was White Oak in Houston, Tx. Sara Fitzgerald loved Stevie, and this was Stevie's favorite club to play at cause Sara didn't care how loud Stevie played. I attended almost every one of Stevie's shows there. About once a month, even the Texas Flood release party on June 20th 1983. I do know what Stevie used on stage. The house had 2 Mesa single 15" StudioMasters. They had a equilizer on the front. Stevie had a single Fender pre 67 Blackface Super Reverb with the bias so hot a set of 6L6GC Blackplate tubes would barely make it through the night. He would adjust the Mesa EQ to have max midrange. On the floor was no Fuzzface. A UniVibe, TS9 with an Op Amp chip that was used in the older Ibanez TS 808. Got some great pics from them days.
|+ Luckenbach [BOOTLEG] (41:28)||Austin, TX||Barton Creek Benefit||1982-02-28||Audience, A||N/A||Hopkins also shows A.J.'s, but that is in Austin, and also the Barton Creek Benefit.||4||151||V1/191|
|+ Barton Creek Benefit - Austin, TX [BOOTLEG] (135:52)||Austin, TX||Antone's||1982-03-07||Boomy - B||N/A||Set includes these tunes with Kim Wilson and Kent Dykes of Omar and The Howlers: Know What It's Like, You Don't Have To Go, My Babe, Bad Boy Blues Jam, Sweet Home Chicago, Too Much Whiskey between So Excited and Lenny.||5||150||V1/191|
|+ University of Houston (32:22)||Houston, TX||University of Houston||1982-04-30||B+||B||The venue is questionable: |
This is not at Hofheinz Pavilion as the description says it is. As you can see this was outdoors and Hofheinz Pavilion is basketball arena. I was at this show and at the show the night before at Fitzgerald's. I've forgotten more than I remember but I'm pretty sure this is Herman Park and not UofH.
Katherine Loggins Howard:
I think that's in Lynn Eusan Park on UH Campus at either the Spring Fling or the Fall Festival?? I was a member of the UH Program Council and we had SRV play in the park. What a Show! LD Systems provided support lights/sound and our group produced the show. Looks like the park on campus on the new stage(at the time) in years prior we used scaffolds
I think you are absolutely correct as I have a video of SRV at Lynn Eusan Park and just checking this video out, it does look like it is the park. Watching this video takes me back to when I was 18 or 19 and in fact I started to remember some details of the parties at the park just from this video. I went to UH then and I lived at Cougar Place for a short while and used to attend those park parties. I was active in student activities and would spend lots of time at the Student Union building with the big cafeteria.
|+ Live at Montreux '82 (Full) (42:38)||Montreux, Switzerland||Montreux International Jazz Festival||1982-07-17||A||A||Yes, the booing, but also very much the big break...||5||158||V1/200|
|+ LIVE Opry House [BOOTLEG] (56:31)||Austin, TX||Opry House||1982-08-10||Audience, A||N/A||Hopkins has nothing on August 10th, but Stevie was in Austin on the 9th.||0||0||0|
|+ Club Foot, Austin TX - SBD (24:03)||Austin, TX||Club Foot||1983-03-03||Soundboard recording - A||N/A||5||177||V2/6|
|+ Live @ KUT Austin Radio, Austin, TX (57:19)||Austin, TX||KUT-FM studio||1983-04-11||A||N/A||4||182||V2/12|
|+ Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO [BOOTLEG] (84:07)||St. Louis, MO||Mississippi Nights||1983-06-29||Audience recording, boomy, but clear highs, B-||N/A||Bootleg says 'Mississippi Night'||4||4||V2/25|
|+ Montreal, CAN [BOOTLEG] (98:22)||Montreal, Canada||Le Spectrum||1983-07-18||Audience recording, typical boomy, but highs clear, B-||N/A||From commenter Gary Kinmond: |
Was lucky to have great seats for this show he did two this was the late show i believe...
From commenter Josh Scussell:
In Craig Hopkins amazing book "Day by Day, Night After Night", roadie Byron Barr's diary after this show reads: "Dudes at the club had it together. ...Best show on this tour - no doubt."
|+ Live On The Bayou - SBD [BOOTLEG] (73:51)||Washington, D.C.||The Bayou||1983-07-27||Soundboard, A+||N/A||From commenter JJ talking about Dirty Pool/Tin Pan Alley: |
Actually they start the song as "Tin Pan Alley" and then switch to "Dirty Pool" after a couple of minutes or so. They did the same trick also at the Tokyo show in jan 1985, but then it was more obvious, since Stevie had sung the verses of Tin Pan prior to changing. But also in this particular performance you can hear the spesific guitar parts and arrangement of Tin Pan Alley at the start. And also the change of key is obvious.
|+ Live @ Bayou Club, Washington, D.C. (73:52)||Washington, D.C.||The Bayou||1983-07-27||A||N/A||4||198||V2/30|
|+ The Last Child [BOOTLEG] (50:56)||Hollywood, CA||The Palace||1983-08-22||Soundboard, A+||N/A||From commenter Daniel Simon: |
This opening song is Testify. And the concert is from the Hollywood Palace, Aug 22, 1983. This was a originally an FM broadcast (probably 94.7 KMET Los Angeles). The location recording is from a multi-channel professional soundboard recorded by the Westwood One mobile recording truck. THAT'S WHY IT SOUNDS SO GOOD! The sound engineer was Biff Daws. This recording may be a direct rip from a cassette recorded from the radio broadcast, but I think I sounds too good (not too much tape hiss nor FM intermodulation noise). So it may be a transfer from the radio promo vinyl record, but I do not hear ticks & pops typically associated vinyl LPs (even clean and mint records have some groove noise). My final opinion, this may have been copied directly from the Westwood One master 1/4 inch stereo tape (analog reels). Back in those days, analog reel to reel tape was still the industry standard for professional recording.
|+ LIVE in Amsterdam - SOUNDBOARD BOOTLEG (81:05)||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Paradiso Theatre||1983-09-09||A||N/A||Hopkins set list is missing the opening Testify||5||204||V2/36|
|+ Stevie's Birthday Party [BOOTLEG] (90:46)||Austin, TX||City Coliseum||1983-10-07||Audience, B+||N/A||with Eric Johnson and the Avenue||5||205||V2/38|
|+ In Memoriam Vol. 1 [BOOTLEG] (77:43)||Philadelphia, PA||Ripley's Music Hall||1983-10-20||Soundboard, A+||N/A||This is the set that was included in the Legacy Edition of Texas FloodThere is no denying this is a glorious set!||4||206||V2/39|
|+ Live At The Ripley Music Hall (50:00)||Philadelphia, PA||Ripley's Music Hall||1983-10-20||A+||N/A||This upload, the same gig as above, but not the entire set, has DJ John DeBella of WMMR clearly saying 'Ripley's Music Hall'.||4||206||V2/39|
|+ Civic Center - Baltimore, MD (42:41)||Baltimore, MD||Civic Center||1983-10-25||Audience, B+||N/A||Right after Pride and Joy you can hear someone say "Maybe they should have the Moody Blues opening for him"! Also right before Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Stevie says "Sounds good to me." and then you can hear someone, probably the taper or the tapers friend say, the same thing back to Stevie.||4||206||V2/40|
|+ Norman, OK [BOOTLEG] (44:30)||Norman, OK||Lloyd Noble Center||1983-11-05||Sounds like soundboard, A||N/A||5||207||V2/40|
|+ Houston, TX [BOOTLEG] (46:09)||Houston, TX||Summit Arena||1983-11-07||Audience, B+||N/A||4||207||V2/41|
|+ Washington, DC [BOOTLEG] (191:51)||Washington, D.C.||Wax Museum||1983-12-27||Soundboard / audience recording||N/A||1st set recorded with soundboard and then audience sources, second set and Bob Margolin encore has audience source |
From commenter Anthony Fender:
I've seen a Chris Layton interview where he said that he's done more than a 1000 shows with SRV and every single one of them was "different" or a "new experience". Thanks again SRV Bootlegs, that is some quality recording.
|+ Complete recorded show in Honolulu Hawaii (45:00)||Honolulu, Hawaii||CBS Records Convention||1984-03-06||B+||B+||The date on the bootleg is 3/19/1984, but Hopkins says this is wrong in the 2 volume edition: "The pin Stevie is wearing in photos from this show reads, 'CBS Records 3/6/84' and the author has not found any evidence the show was rescheduled from that date. Sony says all the recording tape boxes read March 15, but there is no evidence Stevie cancelled his appearance in New York on that date." |
Hopkins also lists eight tunes in the set before the video begins: Scuttle Buttin', Testify, Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Pride And Joy, Tin Pan Alley, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Love Struck Baby and Couldn't Stand The Weather (a good Stevie set in itself).
|+ Full show at Austin Chronicle Music Awards (25:17)||Austin, TX||Austin Opera House||1984-03-08||A-||Kind of dark, but visible, B||5||215||V2/52|
|+ Copenhagen [BOOTLEG] (101:10)||Copenhagen, Denmark||Alexandra Club||1984-03-21||Audience recording, B+||N/A||Bootleg says Alexandra Rock Theater |
From commenter Thomas Winding:
Thanks for the upload! I was there, my mouth wide open, what a performance! In 3rd Stone from the Sun he laid his old No.1 guitar on the stage
|+ Helsinki, FIN [BOOTLEG] (77:25)||Helsinki, Finland||Culturehouse||1984-03-27||Audience recording - B+||N/A||5||218||V2/54|
|+ Seurahuone [BOOTLEG] (82:34)||Oulu, Finland||Sportshall (Urheilutalo)YNNI||1984-03-29||Audience recording, B||N/A||Bootleg says Seurahuone, Hopkins has Sportshall||4||218||V2/55|
|+ Complete "Palm Sunday" Show (39:16)||Austin, TX||Celebrate Austin Music Fest||1984-04-15||B+||B||5||220||V2/56|
|+ North Brunswick [BOOTLEG] (82:41)||East Brunswick, NJ||The Metro||1984-04-25||Audience recording (B to B+ quality)||N/A||5||221||V2/57|
|+ Complete show at University of Buffalo (88:12)||Buffalo, NY||Springfest, University of Buffalo||1984-04-29||Audience video, audio quite clear, A-||Can follow his hands, B||5||221||V2/57|
|+ Milwaukee, WI [SBD BOOTLEG] (82:53)||Milwaukee, WI||Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheater||1984-07-03||Soundboard recording, B||N/A||From commenter Beth Oswald: |
So glad you posted this! I became a superfan after that night! Saw SRV every time he came around until the night before he passed away. Miss him!
From commenter manitou2010:
Thanks for a trip down memory lane. I was at this concert. -- When I went to Summeriest that day, I actually thought it was the night that Tesla was headlining the rock stage and was pissed when I found out some "guy" I never heard of was headlining. The minute that Stevie ripped into Voodoo Chile Slight Return, my musical life was changed forever! -- I will always remember his hat with the concho's on it. Bad ass. -- I was stationed in Guam, with the Navy, when I saw on the news that Stevie's helicopter went down in my "homeland" of Wisconsin. RIP, SRV.
|+ In Memoriam Vol. 2 [BOOTLEG] (52:18)||Montreal, Canada||The Spectrum||1984-08-17||Soundboard recording, A||N/A||This and In Memoriam Vol.3 make up the gig. The bootleg says King Biscuit Flower Hour Broadcasts from The Spectrum, but this says Montreal Forum as the venue.||5||229||V2/68|
|+ In Memoriam Vol. 3 [BOOTLEG] (44:52)||Montreal, Canada||The Spectrum||1984-08-17||Soundboard recording, A||N/A||See In Memoriam, Vol. 2 for the beginning of the set.||5||229||V2/68|
|+ Live @ Essen, West Germany "Rockpalast" Lorelei Pop Festival (82:23)||Essen, West Germany||Rockpalast, Lorelei Pop Festival||1984-08-25||Clear but on the soft side - B+||B+||5||230||V2/68|
|+ A Good Texan [BOOTLEG] (73:28)||Essen, West Germany||Rockpalast, Lorelei Pop Festival||1984-08-25||A||N/A||5||230||V2/68|
|+ Complete show at Alabamahalle in Munich (43:00)||Munich, West Germany||Alabamahalle||1984-08-27||Recorded for TV - A||A||Hopkins lists the full set which includes Couldn't Stand The Weather (after Cold Shot), and The Things That I Used To Do, Tell Me, Honey Bee, Texas Flood, Lenny and Life Without You (instrumental) after Mary Had A Little Lamb.||5||230||V2/69|
|+ Guitar Hurricane [BOOTLEG] (84:42)||Boston, MA||The Orpheum Theater||1984-10-06||Audience recording, B-||N/A||Very enthusiastic crowd, sometimes overwhelms the recording||4||236||V2/76|
|+ West Hartford, CT [BOOTLEG] (88:57)||West Hartford, CT||Agora Ballroom||1984-10-07||Audience, B||N/A||4||236||V2/76|
|+ Phoenix, AZ [BOOTLEG] (83:33)||Phoenix, AZ||Veteran's Memorial Coliseum||1984-10-19||Audience recording (B+ quality)||N/A||4||237||V2/76|
|+ Complete show at Sydney Opera House (73:32)||Sydney, Australia||Sydney Opera House||1984-11-09||Audience video, rather tubby - B||B||5||238||V2/78|
|+ Alone In The Ozone [BOOTLEG] (74:35)||Davis, CA||University of California||1984-11-24||Soundboard, A||N/A||Hopkins lists a gig on this date at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, and that this gig is unconfirmed||3||239||V2/81|
|+ Arcata, CA [BOOTLEG] (73:28)||Arcata, CA||Humbolt State University||1984-11-30||Audience recording, C - quite distant||N/A||Bootleg says 11/26, in the East Gym.||4||239||V2/81|
|+ Live In Tokyo (84:45)||Tokyo, Japan||Yubin Chokin Hall||1985-01-24||A||A||1/23 gig also listed in Hopkins. My personal favorite gig. Texas Flood is astounding.||5||243||V2/86|
|+ Manor Downs [BOOTLEG] (101:48)||Manor, TX||Manor Downs||1985-03-21||Audience recording (B quality)||N/A||5||247||V2/93|
|+ Live at Manor Downs (w/ video) (66:09)||Manor, TX||Manor Downs||1985-03-21||bottom flubs out, but highs OK - B||B||The other clip for this date is audio-only, but is the full set, but without the hat & scarf presentation. The Sky Is Crying and Rude Mood, which are before the presentation are after it here, stuck on after Cold Shot.||5||247||V2/93|
|+ Toronto, CAN [BOOTLEG] (74:30)||Toronto, Canada||Massey Hall||1985-03-29||A||N/A||4||248||V2/94|
|+ Live @ CBLT-TV, Toronto, Canada - Easter Seals Superthon (26:25)||Toronto, Canada||CLBT-TV||1985-03-31||A-||A-||5||248||V2/94|
|+ Full show Easter Seals Superthon, Toronto (26:11)||Toronto, Canada||CBLT-TV||1985-03-31||A-||A-||5||248||V2/94|
|+ Stiletto Rain [BOOTLEG] (73:38)||Morrison, CO||Red Rocks Amphitheater||1985-06-19||Soundboard, A+||N/A||The date could be 6/17. |
From commenter Avid Auto Glass:
there is some versions of this show at red rocks showing the date of 6/17. The SRV Data base states it was 6/19. I had a back stage pass and met SRV that night. My pass is marked 6/17. The data base is wrong.
From commenter blueline68:
I was at this show....Albert King, B.B King, and Bobby Blue Bland opened for Stevie and he really pulled out every stop to make sure he lived up to the honor. As is evidenced by the performance, he exceeded all expectations for me.
|+ LIVE in Stockholm - FM RECORDING (49:20)||Stockholm, Sweden||Skeppsholmen||1985-07-07||FM Recording - A||N/A||4||254||V2/101|
|+ Pori Jazz Festival, Pori, Finland (38:31)||Yyteri, Finland||Pori Jazz Festival||1985-07-11||A||Professionally shot - A||Indoor evening show||5||254||V2/102|
|+ North Sea Jazz Festival [BOOTLEG] (85:50)||Den Haag, Holland||North Sea Jazz Festival||1985-07-13||Audience recordig, A||N/A||4||254||V2/102|
|+ Umbria Jazz Festival [BOOTLEG] (73:14)||Perugia, Italy||Umbria Jazz Festival||1985-07-14||Audience, B+||N/A||5||254||V2/102|
|+ Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia, Italy (17:39)||Perugia, Italy||Umbria Jazz Festival||1985-07-14||Audience, B+||C+||5||254||V2/102|
|+ Montreux - FULL CONCERT (93:39)||Montreux, Switzerland||Montreux Jazz Festival||1985-07-15||A||Professional shot - A||From commenter Chukwudera Okafor: Coming back to the same festival where you were booed off stage just 3 years earlier takes more than just insane talent. It takes insane belief in what you do and insane character. Thanks SRV for teaching us not only blues licks but to believe in ourselves no matter what. RIP Stevie||5||254||V2/103|
|+ Bumbershoot Festival (78:32)||Seattle, WA||Center Coliseum||1985-09-01||Soundboard recording, A-||N/A||From commenter Twotontessie: |
Felt like the old Seattle Coliseum was BORN to host epic rock shows. Great place to see shows, had good acoustics . . . wish I had seen Zeppelin there but at least I was there for this.
|+ Capitol Theater (OFFICIAL) (48:46)||Passaic, NJ||Capitol Theater||1985-09-21||A||A - seems professionally shot||Hopkins lists the full set after Tin Pan Alley: Voodoo Chile (Slight Return), Come On (Part III), Life Without You, Pride and Joy, Love Struck Baby. |
From commenter Steven Newman:
I was at this one. My friend Paul Cohen worked security and I was the only one standing on the aisle on the right looking at the stage. Amazing show. Tore the place up. R.I.P. Stevie. Thanks for the music.
|+ Double Voodoo - Springfield, MO [BOOTLEG] (104:50)||Springfield, OH||McDonald Arena||1985-10-05||Audience recording, a little distant, B||N/A||5||261||V2/111|
|+ Knoxville Civic Coliseum - Knoxville, TN (105:38)||Knoxville, TN||Knoxville Civic Coliseum||1985-10-31||Audience recording, B||N/A||John Goodpasture: |
I was at this show... thanks for sharing.
Bluesgod King of Blues:
John Goodpasture Dude I would have loved to have been there I was only 7 lol There will never be another SRV.
|+ JB's Theatre, Albany, NY (89:59)||Albany, NY||J.B.'s Theater||1985-11-22||Audience, soft but clear||N/A||From commenter Dan Latham: |
Was at this show too. If I remember it was GA. We rushed in and got the spot right on the stage under Stevie. Had my beer on the stage right next to his monitor. He gave my buddy Tom a broken e-string from #1 and I caught a pic Stevie tossed into the crowd. Totally awesome being that close.
From commenter Benjamin Greenberg:
I was at this show!!!!! it BLEW my 16 year old mind. Thanks for posting! I had no idea there was a recording.
|+ Texas Lightning [BOOTLEG] (141:24)||Milwaukee, WI||Oriental Theater||1985-12-07||Soundboard, A+||N/A||From commenter Don Ricchio: |
I was there that night.
From commenter Javier:
Rare slow version of May I Have a talk with you. Soulful indeed.
|+ Pittsburgh, PA [BOOTLEG] (79:03)||Pittsburgh, PA||Syria Mosque||1986-01-24||A bit distant, B||N/A||4||267||V2/120|
|+ Live @ Stegeman Coliseum, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (112:36)||Athens, GA||Stegeman Coliseum, University of Georgia||1986-01-27||Audience video, lots of low rumble||Hand held, lots of moving at times||5||270||V2/122|
|+ Live at Memorial Hall [BOOTLEG] (78:14)||Kansas City, MO||Memorial Hall||1986-02-08||Audience, A||N/A||From commenter Danny Spurgeon: |
Thank you very much for the memories as I also was at this show of shows! Stevie and his brother on the same guitar WAS absolutely amazing. I didn't know Jimmy had that much talent to pull off such a complicated task. Looking forward to the remake. By the way did you see Stevie at The Starlight Theater? He made security leave fans alone when they started taking pictures and even struck some poses all while he playing. His exact words: "Leave those people alone. They can take my picture if they want." Class act.
|+ Detroit [BOOTLEG] (132:07)||Detroit, MI||Royal Oak Theatre||1986-02-22||Audience recording, B+, lots of drop outs||N/A||Marc Watt: |
Think I was at this show when I was 11 with dad. I had a guitar within the month. Didn't Thunderbirds open?
|+ New Zealand [BOOTLEG] (76:43)||Dunedin, New Zealand||Town Hall||1986-03-10||Audience, B||N/A||From commenter Armskote: |
I was there. still the best gig I have ever been too. wish i could remember it, i was smashed off my tits lol.
|+ Complete show in Sydney (71:33)||Sydney, Australia||Hordern Pavilion||1986-03-16||B-||B-||From commenter Loose Front Wheel: |
I was at that concert. The Thunderbirds played support ! It was awesome to see Jimmy play also.
|+ Piscataway [BOOTLEG] (142:22)||Piscataway, NJ||Livingston Campus, Rutgers University||1986-04-15||Audience, B-||N/A||From the bootleg page: Taper's (bpthree) notes: |
This was my first of the two times I saw SRV. This was before he went to rehab, and I kind of felt he was a little tipsy this night. The songs were jammed out forever, and I had three tape flips, which wasn't my norm. The last time I saw him was with the tour with Jeff Beck in 1989, after he had cleaned up his act.
Personally, I thought his playing had improved dramatically. Still, if one can play like this being high, then there is no hope for any of you aspiring guitarists! I had the pleasure of meeting Stevie at a record store signing on July 29, 1989 at "CROW'S NEST DIGITAL" in Naperville, IL. Easily the nicest person I ever met in the music biz. He made you feel like you were some long lost friend he hadn't seen in ten years. His autographs were beautiful penmanship, with a nice sentiment, not the normal rock star scribbles that you can't even figure out who there are, if you didn't already know. He was one of the greats, and is sorely missed.
|+ Liverpool, NY [BOOTLEG] (55:11)||Syracuse, NY||Memorial Day Musicfest, Longbranch Park||1986-05-25||Audience, A-||N/A||Liverpool is a suburb of Syracuse||4||279||V2/132|
|+ Expo Theatre Vancouver BC (102:41)||Vancouver, Canada||Expo Theatre||1986-08-11||A little distant w/ echo, B+||N/A||Hopkins does not list this specific concert, but has two entries for 8/11/86: an interview, and a bootleg of 'Superstition' |
Great post!. I was at this show, second of the three times I saw him live. Thank you :-)
I waz so There Have the newpapers too before and the STAGGARING! 'That Was Stevie Ray !!' Gold Suit Wow he was smashed !!! I lived it .We all luved it.
|+ Hamburg [BOOTLEG] (85:20)||Hamburg, Germany||Grosse Feiheit||1986-09-14||Audience Recording, B+||N/A||From commenter Javier |
One of the Best versions of I'm Leaving you (Commit A Crime).
|+ Live @ Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany (103:07)||Offenbach, Germany||Stdthalle||1986-09-16||A-||N/A||This is the gig where Stevie stops a fight in the audience.||5||288||V2/145|
|+ Essen, GER [BOOTLEG] (89:39)||Essen, Germany||Pink Palace Pop Fest, The Saalbau||1986-09-17||Highs are clear - B+||N/A||4||288||V2/145|
|+ Live @ Brielpoort, Deinze, Belgium (136:32)||Denze, Belgium||Brielpoort||1986-09-20||Audience recording - a lot of close screaming = B-||N/A||Chris: |
Thanks for uploading this! I stood close by the screamers who I found very annoying, but Stevie's playing was grandiose (and loud)
I was there with my best friend who committed suicide later. I cannot thank you enough for this bootleg recording. For me it's a treasure. Sometimes I try listen to the sound, voices of the audience and I think I can hear my friend and me scream:). I still remember when they came on stage. In the dark with some kind of 'candle lights'. But the best part for me during the concert, was when SRV sat down on the speaker, right in front of us. I could have touched him (The Brielpoort looked like a kind of gym auditorium in school. It was a small venue). Everyone on the front row was really really close, almost on stage. Sitting down he started the intro of Tin Pan Alley and played a 22 minute version. He was as high as a kite. But God... . I must say some idiots in the small audience kept on calling: 'you're not Jimi Hendrix' during is rendition of Voodoo Chile! I saw him again in Peer at the Blues Festival but that performance in Deinze, that evening, ranks within my top 10 of concerts I attented. Again THANKS, BG, The Ex-Splendidos.
|+ Utrecht, NLD [BOOTLEG] (139:00)||Utrecht, Netherlands||Music Center||1986-09-21||Somewhat fuzzy - B-||N/A||5||288||V2/145|
|+ First show after his rehab - Towson Center, MD [BOOTLEG] (79:31)||Towson Center, MD||Towson State University||1986-11-22||Audience recording (B quality)||N/A||This was Stevie's first show after his rehab and the first show of the Live Alive Tour.||5||295||V2/154|
|+ Troy, NY [BOOTLEG] (90:30)||Troy, NY||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute The Fieldhouse||1986-11-30||B+||N/A||4||298||V2/156|
|+ Saginaw, MI [BOOTLEG] (75:28)||Saginaw, MI||Wendler Auditorium||1986-12-09||Audience, B+ - drum heavy||N/A||4||296||V2/156|
|+ Merrillville [BOOTLEG] (93:35)||Merillville, IN||Holiday Star Theater||1986-12-12||Audience Recording, B+||N/A||From commenter theanthonyv: |
I was at this show. He fucking killed it.
|+ w/ Bernard Allison - Live Peoria (28:45)||Peoria, IL||Duffy's Rooftop||1986-12-13||B||Audience video - B||From commenter D Johnson: |
I was there that night! It's a story I will still be telling when I'm in the nursing home, even if nobody else can hear me. We were just about to leave after a couple hours of listening to Bernard Allison when a bus rolled up out back. We had heard a few rumors and knew something was up, so we went back to our table. A couple minutes later, there is Stevie Ray Vaughan on stage! Duffy's was on Prospect Street, right across from Vitesse Cycle Shop, which is also no longer there. Duffy's later became the first Spotted Cow ice cream location. Thanks for the video and a trip back in time.
|+ Let The Goodtimes Roll In Brookville [BOOTLEG] (106:13)||Brookville, NY||Tilles Center, C.W. Post campus of Long Island University||1987-02-21||Remastered audience recording, B||N/A||4||300||V2/164|
|+ Complete MTV-show at Mardi Gras Festival in New Orleans (79:24)||New Orleans, LA||S.S. Presidente||1987-03-01/02||A||A||Hopkins corrects erroneous 2/28 date||5||301||V2/166|
|+ Complete show at Ocean Center, Daytona Beach (76:31)||Daytona Beach, FL||Ocean Center||1987-03-25||A||A-||5||303||V2/167|
|+ Laporte [BOOTLEG] (102:12)||La Porte, IN||Civic Auditorium||1987-05-10||Audience recording, A||N/A||From commenter TexasBluesful: |
I was there front and center. oh what a day!
From commenter Shawn McCaw:
TexasBluesful Me too!! We got there about 2pm and the band was in back having a BBQ!!! We hung out for about an hour; he signed all of our tik stubs and I caught a drumstick from Blackfoot!!! Some chick tried to steal my seat so I used my foot to push her ass out my chair!!! The bitch!!! You're right. What a Day!!!!!
From commenter Rick Sego:
I was at this show, just a punk ass kid outa high school taking my girl to a concert! who ever would of thought we seen one of the (Greatest Ever Live! ) at his Prime, SRV & Double Trouble Baby!
|+ Norwich Rose Arts Festival, Norwich, CT [BOOTLEG] (76:13)||Norwich, CT||Rose Arts Festival||1987-06-25||A||N/A||4||306||V2/173|
|+ Complete show in Des Moines IA (94:34)||Des Moines, IA||State Fair||1987-08-30||B-||B||5||309||V2/176|
|+ Live @ Starwood Amphitheater (55:40)||Nashville, TN||MDA Telethon, Volunteer Jam XIII, Starwood Amphitheater||1987-09-06||A||A||From commenter Pete Zereeah: |
I was there for this. I never heard of SRV until this. This was the Skynyrd 10 year Reunion Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam.
|+ Live in Nashville [HQ] (55:38)||Nashville, TN||Starwood Amphitheater||1987-09-06||B+||B+||5||309||V2/177|
|+ Live @ Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO (90:33)||St. Louis, MO||Fox Theater||1988-03-03||Audience video, fairly clear, B||Handheld, C||From commenter Lori Shumate: |
If I'm not mistaken, he opened for the Allman Brothers on this date - and if so, I was there. What a long, long time ago>
From commenter Zurin Arctus:
It was the other way around.
From commenter Frank Freeman:
I was there. Second time that I saw him play. SRV was the headline act that night. Don't remember who warmed up. Saw him two years prior at the Keil Opera House with the Fabolous Thunderbirds warming. Jimmy joined him for the last set. It was killer!
|+ Complete show at Fox Theater in St. Louis (90:16)||St. Louis, MO||Fox Theater||1988-03-03||B||B||Hopkins does not list venue.||5||312||V2/184|
|+ LIVE in New Orleans [HD] (32:06)||New Orleans, LA||S.S. Presidente, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival||1988-04-22||A||A-||Hopkins lists a slightly different set order. Video is obviously spliced.||5||317||V2/187|
|+ Complete show at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto (34:34)||Toronto, Canada||Maple Leaf Gardens||1988-05-10||Usual bottom heavy, but clear, B+||Not bad, B||Hopkins does not list the closing Scuttle Buttin' |
I love all these videos. thank you so much! he was truly an angel. I got the pleasure of seeing him 5 times. I have had the pleasure of meeting Tommy Shannon 3 times (one time just last month in Austin). he is just as humble as Stevie. they were closer than brothers and you can tell he truly loved Stevie and still chokes up til this day talking about him. he just sat and talked to me like I was a friend. truly amazing. all so talented and out of this world.
I was at this show. It's the only time I've ever seen an opening band do an encore. Said a lot about SRV. Also said a lot about Robert Plant. That doesn't happen very often, if at all.
I was there! He was opening for Robert Plant. Thanks for this!
|+ Maryland Rudies [BOOTLEG] (111:18)||Emmittsburg, MD||Knott Arena, Mt. St. Mary College||1988-05-13||Audience recording, B||N/A||4||318||V2/189|
|+ Live East Rutherford (59:17)||East Rutherford, NJ||Brendan Byrne Arena||1988-05-17||Audience recording, B||Distant, but relatively clear||From commenter scottyv68: |
I was in the second row, I came to see RP, but stevie blew him away, and I was hooked, I saw him 17 times after that
From commenter Darrin VanDemark:
Found this on youtube and realized i was there! He opened up for Robert Plant!
|+ Midtfyns Festival [BOOTLEG] (72:11)||Ringe, Denmark||Midtdyns Festival||1988-07-01||Soundboard recording, A+||N/A||The bootleg has an outroduction and interview at the end that I did not list |
From commenter Poul Mogensen:
many thanks for sharing, I was present at midtfyn, The day I lost my heart to Texas blues, amazing concert!
|+ Midtfyns Festival, Ringe, DEN (Video) (20:03)||Ringe, Denmark||Midtfyns Festival||1988-07-01||A||Professional shot, A||Video excerpt of full show. |
From commenter VikingNo1FromDK:
Yes!! ...a great day. Thanks a million for posting this clip. I'm somewhere in the croud very close to the stage. Midtfyns festival was very good to guitar fans ...like myself. They also had Walter Trout on several times ...and others.
From commenter Kim Murphy Mauritzen:
I was there, very close to the stage and was blown away by this superior performance. It was a great festival, also heard B.B. King , Los Lobos, Berth Jansch and lots of other good music there.
|+ In Italy [BOOTLEG] (54:26)||Pistoia, Italy||Pistoia Blues Festival||1988-07-03||Soundboard, A||N/A||Hopkins does not list Scuttle Buttin'||4||320||V2/191|
|+ Complete show at Pistoia Blues Festival,Italy (59:26)||Pistoia, Italy||Pistoia Blues Festival, Piazza del Duomo||1988-07-03||A||A-||5||320||V2/191|
|+ live @ Palatrussardi, Milano, Italy (52:24)||Palatrussardi, Italy||Hiotfin Festival||1988-07-07||Audience Recording, A||N/A||4||320||V2/191|
|+ Stuttgart [BOOTLEG] (116:23)||Stuttgart, Germany||Theatrehaus||1988-07-10||Audience recording, but quite present, B+||N/A||4||320||V2/192|
|+ Clarkston, MI - full show (89:10)||Clarkston, MI||Pine Knob Music Theater||1988-08-26||Audience recording, B+ - distant but clear||N/A||4||322||V2/195|
|+ Complete show at Chastain Park in Atlanta GA (95:06)||Atlanta, GA||Chastain Park||1988-08-28||Quite clear, B+||Audience video, only Stevie is visible.||5||322||V2/195|
|+ Red Rocks Jam [BOOTLEG] (88:37)||Morrison, CO||KBCO Budweiser Summer Of Stars - FM Broadcast, Red Rocks Amphitheater||1988-09-05||Soundboard recording, A||N/A||4||323||V2/195|
|+ Alive In Costa Mesa [BOOTLEG] (65:54)||Costa Mesa, CA||Pacific Amphitheater||1988-10-02||Audience recording, B+||N/A||Hopkins lists the encore with Carlos Santana, but not this show.||3||323||V2/195|
|+ City Of Lights [BOOTLEG] (71:16)||Los Angeles, CA||Greek Theater||1988-10-06||Soundboard, A+||N/A||Phillip Spears jr: |
cool!!! thanks for sharing luv the blues music has always helped me especialy being in the Gulf 1990-91
|+ Ottawa, CAN [BOOTLEG] (90:23)||Ottawa, Canada||Civic Centre Salons||1989-06-14||Audience recording, fairly clear, B||N/A||4||332||V2/209|
|+ Toronto, CAN [BOOTLEG] (32:36)||Toronto, ON, Canada||Kingswood Music Theater||1989-06-16||Audience Recording, A-||N/A||4||333||V2/209|
|+ Syracuse, NY [BOOTLEG] (98:02)||Syracuse, NY||Empire Court||1989-08-05||Highs clear, bottom missing - B+||N/A||4||333||V2/212|
|+ Concord, CA [BOOTLEG] (87:53)||Concord, CA||Concord Pavilion||1989-08-25||Audience recording, boomy, but guitar, if distant - B-||N/A||4||335||V2/214|
|+ Houston, TX [BOOTLEG] (45:42)||Houston, TX||Astrodome||1989-09-02||Audience recording, B - a bit distant, but clear||N/A||5||336||V2/214|
|+ Live at The Cotton Bowl [BOOTLEG] (44:48)||Dallas, TX||Cotton Bowl||1989-09-03||Audience recording, B+||N/A||
There is some confusion about this gig. Hopkins lists an afternoon free show in downtown Dallas and a later gig with the Who and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. |
From the bootleg:
A short but sweet set with SBD like quality! It was a free afternoon show. An estimated 40,000 people were in attendance. The Fabulous Thunderbirds opened for SRV and DT,and then The Who. Mike Steinback a former bandmate of Stevie's tried to talk to him after this gig, but there were 15 girls between him and Stevie.
From commenter Cerebus38:
I was at this show. So good to hear it again. SRV played in downtown Dallas earlier that afternoon with the Fabulous Thunderbirds opening for him. While I was in the field for the Cotton Bowl show, I was about at the front of the stage for the earlier show. I swear at one point Stevie was looking at me. September 3rd was the last time I saw Stevie Ray Vaughan in concert. Wish I could've seen him more.
|+ Downtown Dallas, Texas (8:20)||Dallas, TX||Dallas||1989-09-03?||A||A+||This could very well be the free show the afternoon before the Cotton Bowl show with The Who and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. |
I'm spoiled - I was lucky enough to see Stevie Ray dozens of times as he rose in prominence when I was living in Austin in the 70s and 80s. I moved to Dallas in 1988 and this 1989 Labor Day weekend event was the last SRV performance I ever saw. I got some killer stills from this show, one which is in permanent exhbition as part of the Austin Music Project at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin.
|+ Minneapolis [BOOTLEG] (86:19)||Minneapolis, MN||Northrup Auditorium||1989-10-25||Soundboard recording, A+||N/A||From commenter Gissert: |
This was at the Northrup, not the Met [originally listed incorrectly - bhk]. Great show. Jeff Beck headlined. One of the loudest shows I've ever attended. We were in the second row, and it felt like Terry Bozzio's kick drum was moving my internal organs. Thanks for posting! If I recall it was the opening night of the tour.
From commenter David Hoff:
I was there, too, and have the same exact memory. Incredibly loud, Bozzio's drums sounded like WWIII and SRV and Jeff jammed together at the end.
|+ Chicago, IL [BOOTLEG] (82:48)||Chicago, IL||U.I.C. Pavilion||1989-10-28||Fuzzy - B||N/A||4||338||V2/219|
|+ Complete show at Fox Theater in St Louis MO (77:32)||St. Louis, MO||Fox Theater||1989-10-29||B-||B-||5||339||V2/219|
|+ Landover, MD [BOOTLEG] (90:25)||Landover, MD||Capitol Center||1989-11-06||B - typical audience boomy sound||N/A||4||340||V2/221|
|+ Complete show at The Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA (77:05)||Philadelphia, PA||The Spectrum||1989-11-07||C-||C||Added for completeness||5||340||V2/221|
|+ Complete show at The Centrum in Worcester (81:43)||Worcester, MA||The Centrum||1989-11-08||B||B-||James Scura: |
Saw SRV 3 times, including this tour with Jeff Beck. I was there to see Stevie, so I was happy when Jeff walked out first, ensuring Stevie would play the longer set. I sat there with my jaw on the floor, as Jeff stole the show to the point where he put Stevie in his back pocket. The crowd roared for Jeff and clapped for Stevie. I would never have believed this had I not seen it myself. I noticed afterwards, SRV always referred to Jeff as "THE best." I became a fan of Jeff that night. Then, Stevie & Jimmy's Family Style came out,which I loved. And then, just like that, he was gone. One of my heroes.
I was at this show, not to take anything from Beck, but I fell asleep when he came out.
I was at this show at the Centrum in Worcester. One of the best guitarists that I ever seen!
|+ Live @ Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (85:16)||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden||1989-11-11||B-||B-||excelerater: |
I WAS AT THIS SHOW..........WOOP
|+ Complete show at RPI Institute Field House in Troy NY (88:39)||Troy, NY||Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute Field House||1989-11-12||B-||B-||Rob Rainwater US Automotive Solutions: |
I was there and he blew Jeff Beck of the stage that night! RIP SRV
I was there with my older brother and we taped it with a cassette. I still have the tape in my home and blows me away for years and now I have the video to go with the memories what a gem of a find. :-) thank you so much for uploading I missed Stevie Ray and double trouble they were the best Titus band ever :-)
|+ Complete show at The Omni in Atlanta (81:11)||Atlanta, GA||The Omni||1989-11-19||B||B-||Justin Bradfield: |
I was there trippin hard!!!!!!
I was there!
I was there!!! Awesome and he played with Jeff Beck at the end.
|+ Miami Arena, Miami, FL (77:28)||Miami, FL||Miami Arena||1989-11-21||Audience, B-||N/A||4||343||V2/224|
|+ Full show at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX (47:25)||Austin, TX||Frank Erwin Center||1989-11-26||Audience video, quite clear highs, B+||B||5||343||V2/225|
|+ Complete show at Civic Center in Amarillo, TX (83:45)||Amarillo, TX||Civic Center||1989-11-27||A little fuzzy, B||Soembody knew what they were doing - B+||Hopkins does not mention venue name.||5||343||V2/225|
|+ Let Me Love You Baby [BOOTLEG] (74:12)||Albuquerque, NM/Denver CO||Tingley Coliseum/McNichols Arena||1989-11-28/29||Soundboard recording, A||N/A||Hopkins lists two radio broadcasts (with set lists, ordered differently) from the two arenas (11/28 & 29), and the bootleg is most likely a mix of the two.||4||343||V2/225|
|+ Last Farewell [BOOTLEG] (68:38)||Albuquerque, NM/Denver, CO||Tingley Coliseum/McNichols Arena||1989-11-28/29||A||N/A||A mix of two broadcasts by Westwood One Radio. 1-5 & 7 on 11/28, 6 8-11 on 11/29||5||343||V2/225|
|+ Oakland, CA [BOOTLEG] (115:43)||Oakland, CA||Oakland Coliseum||1989-12-03||Audience recording, boomy, not too distant - B||N/A||Carlos Santana on two encores |
From commenter Steve Chowning:
I was their Jeff Beck opened great gig.
|+ Vancouver, CAN [BOOTLEG] (112:55)||Vancouver, Canada||The Orpheum Theatre||1989-12-06||Vocals distant, leads buried in echo - B||N/A||Hopkins corrects bootleg date 12/05, but does not list venue.||4||344||V2/226|
|+ Omaha, NE [BOOTLEG] (126:08)||Omaha, NE||Civic Auditorium Music Hall||1990-04-22||A||N/A||5||355||V2/242|
|+ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (25:46)||New Orleans, LA||Jazz And Heritage Festival||1990-05-06||A-||From audience, some people blocking at times, but clear enough to see his hands.||The video is not the full set: |
In the Open (with Jimmy Lee Vaughan) (PART 2) Collins Shuffle The Things That I Used To Do Look At Little Sister Love Struck Baby Tightrope Wall of Denial (PART 3) Mary Had A Little Lamb Superstition Cold Shot Couldn't Stand House is Rockin' Crossfire Voodoo Chile
From commenter sevenson7thson:
I was there, right up front! Fond memory. I have a bunch of color slides I took at the show.
From commenter John Prifti:
WOW!! I was at this show, and I remember that they ran out of beer half way through the set.
|+ Philadelphia, PA [BOOTLEG] (81:27)||Philadelphia, PA||Mann Music Center||1990-06-30||A||N/A||Hopkins1 lists a different set; Hopkin2 omits the set list. |
Title says 1989, description is correct with 1990.
|+ Manchester, NH [BOOTLEG] (85:30)||Manchester, NH||Veterans Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||Bootleg has venue as Veterans Park||4||361||V2/248|
|Cold Shot - LIVE Manchester (7:20)||Manchester, NH||Veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||Seth Panduranga Blumberg: |
Anything from 1990 is just monstrous, magnificent tone.
Glen gagnon sr:
I was THERE WHAT A SHOW IT WAS!!!!!!!!
|Collins Shuffle - LIVE Manchester (4:55)||Manchester, NH||veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||4||361||V2/248|
|Couldn't Stand The Weather / Collins Shuffle - LIVE Manchester (9:15)||Manchester, NH||Veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||4||361||V2/248|
|Leave My Girl Alone - LIVE Manchester (5:30)||Manchester, NH||Veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||4||361||V2/248|
|Let Me Love You Baby - LIVE Manchester (3:20)||Manchester, NH||Veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||4||361||V2/248|
|Pride And Joy / Mary Had A Little Lamb - LIVE Manchester (9:20)||Manchester, NH||Veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||4||361||V2/248|
|Superstition - LIVE Manchester (4:25)||Manchester, NH||Veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||4||361||V2/248|
|The House Is Rockin' - LIVE Manchester (2:40)||Manchester, NH||Veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||4||361||V2/248|
|The Things That I Used To Do - LIVE Manchester (4:45)||Manchester, NH||Veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||4||361||V2/248|
|Tightrope - LIVE Manchester (5:45)||Manchester, NH||Veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||4||361||V2/248|
|Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - LIVE Manchester (9:00)||Manchester, Nh||Veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||Bryan Sisneroz: |
Was there for that Concert. Will never forget it
Thanks for posting! I was at this show.... second time I saw SRV.... and wish I could have seen him 10 more times. He died only a few months after this :-(
|Wall Of Denial - LIVE Manchester (5:10)||Manchester, NH||Veteran's Memorial Park||1990-07-01||A||N/A||4||361||V2/248|
|+ Live @ Waterloo Village, Stanhope NJ (92:08)||Byram Township||Waterloo Village||1990-07-05||A||N/A||Technically not in Stanhope |
From commenter James Love:
I was at this show as well. I decided to not drink a drop so I could remember as much as possible, so I was stone cold sober while my friends were all trashed. Of course now 27 years later, I only have a few flashes of memory from that day, but at least I have those. It was general admission (outdoors) so we just weaved our way up to the front of the stage. Thx for posting this so I have a sonic remembrance as well.
|+ Holmdel [BOOTLEG] (87:52)||Holmdel, NJ||Garden State Arts Center||1990-07-07||Audience recording, A-||N/A||From commenter James Page: |
This was my first concert in life. I was 13 and man what a night...
|+ Complete show in St. Louis (84:19)||St. Louis, MO||Sandstone Amphitheatre||1990-07-15||Lots of echo - B||B||5||364||V2/251|
|+ George, WA [BOOTLEG] (83:09)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||Audience, A||N/A||4||364||V2/253|
|+ Live at Gorge Amphitheatre,George (27:10)||George, WA||Gorge Ampitheatre||1990-07-21||A||B||4||384||V2/253|
|Collins Shuffle - Live George (4:45)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A||N/A||4||364||V2/253|
|Couldn't Stand the Weather / Goin' Down - Live George (9:05)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A||N/A||4||364||V2/253|
|Crossfire - Live George (4:10)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A||N/A||4||364||V2/253|
|Let Me Love You Baby - Live George (3:30)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A||N/A||4||364||V2/253|
|Riviera Paradise - Live George (11:00)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A||N/A||w/ keys from Joe Cocker's band||4||364||V2/253|
|The House Is Rockin' - Live George (2:35)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A||N/A||4||364||V2/253|
|The Things That I Used To Do - Live George (6:25)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A||N/A||4||364||V2/253|
|Tightrope - Live George (5:00)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A||N/A||4||364||V2/253|
|Voodoo Child (Slight Return) The Gorge - Rare (8:38)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A-||A-||Pastor Tim Christensen: |
I was at this show. John Hiatt opened with a solo set, including an exquisite "Lipstick Sunset," and the Robert Cray Band had just added the horn section so they'd taken it to a new level, but SRV absolutely dump-trucked me. I'd heard their albums and loved some of their songs but the absolute sonic assault left me feeling crazed and out of control. Reminded me of some of my earlier punk rock years. And yes, my friends, there are pastors who know how to faithfully shake their tailfeather. A truly epic night of music that I will never ever forgot. Rest in peace, Mr. Vaughan. Thanks for every single note you ever played because you never turned the passion knob anywhere lower than 11.
My first concert at the GORGE...We were still being herded in like cattle. Lots of nakedness. He opened up with: IF THE HOUSE IS A ROCKIN' DON'T BOTHER KNOCKIN' and Baby we just came on in. Sat in the cheap seats. On the rocks. It's very different now. When he SHOT this out, Man the memories...just shoot out at you when you hear the music. Watching him play the guitar behind his head. Holy fuck and we still had Joe Cocker in front of us. An older couple probably my age now were sitting behind us. And She said to Him: Just like Woodstock Huh Honey? I was there with my roommate Chris Mattlin...big Redheaded Texan...RIP STEVIE AND CHRISTINA
|Collins`shuffle, George (3:22)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A-||A-||4||364||V2/253|
|Crossfire, George (4:12)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A-||A-||4||364||V2/253|
|SRV & Joe Cocker - Watching The River Flow, George (6:45)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A-||A-||Edward Bloomfield: |
I was at that concert !! Bless you or posting it?
I was at the concert that evening. Amazing! Thank you, for sharing.
|SRV & Joe Cocker - Watching The River Flow (6:44)||George, WA||The Gorge||1990-07-21||A-||A-||Mike Hernandez: |
Wow. I was at this show.
Me too, at George, I mean!! Amazing! Just incredible to see them together. RIP
|** Harriet Island River Fest||St. Paul, MN||Harriet Island River Fest||1990-07-30||--||--||4||365||V2/254|
|+ LIVE Kalamazoo [BOOTLEG] (63:07)||Kalamazoo, MI||Kalamazoo Country Fair||1990-08-24||Audience Recording, A-||N/A||From commenter Steven Burdette: |
I was there, the whole fair grounds stopped and turned to the field.
People who didn't have tickets, ran up to the box office and started by buy tickets.
I STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL TICKET STUB.
Man, Stevie sounded just like the tapes I had.
He was dressed in the purple outfit he died in.
|+ Peace In The Valley [BOOTLEG] (60:22)||East Troy, WI||Alpine Valley||1990-08-25||Soundboard recording, A+||N/A||5||369||V2/258|
|+ LAST SHOW ('feed to video board' SBD source) (72:52)||East Troy, WI||Alpine Valley||1990-08-26||Soundboard recording ('feed to video board' source)||N/A||From commenter Brandon Cash: |
Best recording I have heard. Most are too bassy. Thanks!