Monday, March 28, 2005

Album of the Day

The Sky Is Crying, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble (1991): Jimmie Vaughn put together this posthumous collection shortly after his brother was killed in a helicopter crash. It's mostly unreleased tunes from various sessions. Having said that, most of it smokes ("Little Wing," in particular) and it doesn't seem like a collection of stuff that shouldn't have been released in the first place. The most poignant tune is "Life By the Drop," with just Stevie and an acoustic guitar, about old friends and what they once had. Given the circumstances of this release, it hits me the same was as Kevin Gilberts "Song for a Dead Friend" (from Thud).

No comments: