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on 19 May 2017
Wonderful book. Gives you a good impression about the passion of this wonderful guitar player. Well writen. Easy reading. Recommended
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on 9 September 2000
The life and times of Stevie Ray is an inspiring read.It details him upbringing,his devotion to his brother Jimmy,and his rise,fall and rise again as the father figure of modern blues.In it we see the way that he is often consumed by his music and the rock and roll lifestyle.After falling from grace,and nearly killing himself in the process,he emerges as a better human being,a better guitarist and a better role model.The way how he conquered his adictions is portrayed in a very detailed and down to earth manner.Nothing is glossed over.This is the REAL DEAL!
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on 10 July 2009
This is a great book for anyone even vaguely into Stevie or Jimmie Vaughan or the huge scene of Texan blues players of the 1970's/80's to the present day, often forgotten about, who did more than anyone else to breathe new life into the Blues, Stevie Ray Vaughan of course was deservedly the most successful and innovative of these, his hard work, passion and love for the blues paid off leaving us with the soulful sounds that are still the high water mark for blues players a quarter century after the Texas Flood album came out.
The writers of this book are obviously big fans and this comes across sometimes in a syrupy sort of way where you start to wonder if they are objective enough to believe everything written in the book, some of it sounds like they've made it up in a "this is what he might have said" kind of way. That said, they've done their research but I was surprised there wasn't more actual interviews with the likes of Jimmie and Martha Vaughan or even Kim Wilson who was introduced to Austin (and Jimmie) through Stevie and Keith Ferguson.
Bottom line is, people like me love Stevie Ray Vaughan (and Jimmie) because they are blue collar working class people like me who worked hard and knew the value of it and broke through. If you too are like that, you'll love this, who doesn't love the story of the underdog making good on it all?
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on 7 May 2013
A really interesting bio with lots of new information and stories even to a long time fan. I especially liked that Stevie's early days were written so much about.
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on 11 June 2013
well researched and gives a good insight into SRV unbelievable live and achievements and into his untimely sad passing after he had overcome his live's tragedy.
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on 20 November 2013
a book of good knowledge of the legendry guitarist,
a book with a lot in it and interesting. srv the legend
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on 27 January 2016
A great in depth and honest account of the life of a true legend of rock blues. We may not see his likes again.
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on 17 February 2015
Bio of a true Blues legend. Fascinating read, highly recommend
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on 3 June 2016
Good book. Read this on holiday.
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on 12 August 2015
Excellent
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