Monday, February 02, 2009

Album of the Day

The Sky Is Crying, by Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble (1991): I know that this is a compilation album, pulled together from left over bits from older albums after Stevie died, but it's my favorite of his. There are no weak moments, although the title track and the version of Jimi's "Little Wing" really stand out. As does "Life By the Drop," which gives me the same lump in the throat feeling that Kevin Gilbert's "Song For a Dead Friend" does. It feels like Stevie was singing a song about the way people would feel once he was gone. Maybe I read to much into it, but it knocks me out every time.

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