“I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.”
– B.B. King
Below are some examples of what B. B. King meant by his quote. Stevie Ray Vaughan was a wonderful guitarist and singer (1954 – 1990). But we start with B.B. King himself.
B.B. King plays “The thrill is gone” in a studio in Miami 1970
Stevie Ray Vaughan on Night Music with David Sanborn as the host playing “Crossfire” (1989). The musicians in the band are: Tom Barney – b, Hiram Bullock – g (1955 – 2008), Omar Hakim – dr, Don Alias – perc (1939 – 2006), Phillippe Saisse – key
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Jeff Beck plays “Going down” in Chicago 1989
Stevie Ray Vaughn plays “Life without you” in Nashville 1987