Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
If you’re into blues, you can’t do much better than this. Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a classic King number, and really good video quality.
I can’t stop watching King, with his unorthodox playing style. He flips the guitar over and leaves the thin strings on the top rather than playing a lefty or restringing. No pick, altered tuning, Gibson Flying V. He’s one of a kind.
As for Stevie, not many players are as unmistakable in a blind taste test, especially with the blues. So many guitarists have a generic approach, relying on the same old licks, but you can always ID Stevie by his Strat’s tone and his Texas blues style. Not to mention his voice.
The entire show from which this clip is taken is available on YouTube. Such a treat. Albert takes a few minutes in it to lecture Stevie about how he’s almost there if he just keeps at it.
Sad that both of these giants are gone, that SRV left before King by a couple of years…