Live at Carnegie Hall (Stevie Ray Vaughan album)

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Live at Carnegie Hall
SRV Live at Carnegie Hall.jpg
Live album by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Released July 29, 1997
Recorded October 4, 1984
Venue Carnegie Hall
(New York City, New York)
Genre Blues rock, electric blues, Texas blues
Length 61:28
Label Epic
Producer Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tony Martell (exec.)
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble chronology
Greatest Hits
(1995)
Live at Carnegie Hall
(1997)
The Real Deal: Greatest Hits Volume 2
(1999)
Singles from Live at Carnegie Hall
  1. "Dirty Pool"
    Released: July 29, 1997

Live at Carnegie Hall is the ninth album (and third live album) by American blues rock band Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, released by Epic Records in July 1997. The album consists of live selections from their sold-out October 4, 1984 benefit concert at Carnegie Hall for the T.J. Martell Foundation. Backed by a ten-piece big band for the second half of the event, Vaughan had celebrated his thirtieth birthday the night before, and called the concert his "best birthday ever, forever". The band's double-set performance, which included several blues and R&B standards, was highly successful, receiving mostly positive reviews from music critics.

Initially ranked as the top blues album of 1997, Live at Carnegie Hall peaked at number 40 on the Billboard 200, where it spent twelve weeks on the chart. The album was ultimately certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) after selling over half a million units. Guests on the album include Vaughan's brother Jimmie Vaughan (guitar), Dr. John (keyboards), George Rains (drums) and the Roomful of Blues horn section, along with vocalist Angela Strehli. Related to the album, two outtakes from the concert were released on the SRV box set in November 2000.

Reception[edit]

The album charted at #40 on the Billboard 200, and was the #1 blues album for eight weeks.[1] Thom Owens of Allmusic gave the album a rating of 4/5, stating there might have been "more musicians than usual on-stage, but Stevie Ray remains the center of attention...It's the best live Stevie Ray record released."[2] Entertainment Weekly said that his "blistering fretwork is so technically formidable that it should awe even the most unflappable aficionados."[3] Stephen Holden from The New York Times described the concert itself as "a stomping roadhouse."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Stevie Ray Vaughan, except where noted.

  1. Intro - Ken Dashow / John Hammond – 2:09
  2. "Scuttle Buttin'" – 2:43
  3. "Testify" (Ronald Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley) – 5:20
  4. "Love Struck Baby" – 3:05
  5. "Honey Bee" – 3:05
  6. "Cold Shot" (Mike Kindred, W. C. Clark) – 4:45
  7. "Letter to My Girlfriend" (Eddie Jones) – 3:08
  8. "Dirty Pool" (Doyle Bramhall, Vaughan) – 6:40
  9. "Pride and Joy" – 4:48
  10. "The Things That I Used to Do" (Jones) – 5:26
  11. "C.O.D." (Leo Gooden) – 5:32
  12. "Iced Over" (AKA "Collins' Shuffle") (Gwen Collins/Stevie Ray Vaughan) - 5:11
  13. "Lenny" – 7:14
  14. "Rude Mood" – 2:22

Personnel[edit]

Special guests[edit]

Production[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Review: Live at Carnegie Hall". Billboard. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Owens, Thom. "Live at Carnegie Hall - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Grad, David (1 August 1997). "Live at Carnegie Hall: Music Review". Entertainment Weekly (390). 
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (8 October 1984). "Stevie Ray Vaughan, Guitarist, at Carnegie Hall - Review". The New York Times. Manhattan: Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. Retrieved 27 November 2010.