LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES SEPTEMBER 30, 2019- THIRTY FOUR YEARS AGO STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN RELEASED THE ALBUM ‘SOUL TO SOUL.’ THIS WAS VAUGHAN’S THIRD STUDIO ALBUM AND IT WAS A HAPPIER ALBUM IN TONE THAN PREVIOUS VAUGHAN EFFORTS. IT WAS A RECORD THAT FULFILLED STEVIE’S STATED GOAL OF CAPTURING THE WAY HE FELT AS A KID IN THE SUMMERTIME. IN A 1985 INTERVIEW WITH “GUITAR WORLD” VAUGHAN HAD THIS TO SAY: “I’m real close to it, and so it’s hard to get a good perspective on it, but there are a lot of rockin’ songs and then some like we’ve never played before. “There’s definitely blues in it — not less blues than before — but it’s a type of music we haven’t really tried before, some different kinds of changes. There are a few other players here and there that people won’t expect — some keyboards, some horns. But the moods are happier.”
HERE’S SRV WITH A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF A GREAT SONG FROM THE ALBUM. WHAT’S AMAZING IS VAUGHN BROKE A GUITAR STRING AT ABOUT THE 2 ½ MINUTE MARK AND SWITCHES GUITARS SEAMLESSLY.