New SRV tapes from 1979 unearthed.

Posted on: Saturday, Sep 20, 2008

Out of a comfortable, undistinguished house in university-area Austin, several boxes of vintage studio tapes were moved to safekeeping last month. The several dozen reels from a long-shuttered studio emitted small, gray dust clouds as they were tagged and shuffled into brown cardboard boxes. Many were simply late-1970s recordings for commercial projects or forgotten local bands like the Stallions.

Then there were the notables: Doug Sahm, Alvin Crow, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

On that last one, forget the “Ray” part. These tapes are a microcosm of Stevie Vaughan’s music before the world knew him, unexamined until now. Between January 1978 and February 1979, Vaughan recorded numerous sessions at Hole Sound Recording, a studio owned by a local musician named Perry Patterson. It was a flux period for the sometimes homeless, usually carless, and always hungry to play Vaughan…..

Read the whole article on the Austin Music Chronicle site.

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