Return to the Main Index. Guitar collectors may be a motley crew, but most are interested in the same brands and the same gear - Fender, Gibson, Marshall, Martin, blah, blah. It's a combination of the "icons of pop culture" thing and the herd mentality. As a result, less mainstream brands have remained in the cool shadow of obscurity, pleasantly affordable and oh so mysterious.
After his discharge, he married Martha Cook on January 13, Big Jim secured a job as an asbestos worker, an occupation that involved rigorous manual effort. The family moved frequently, living in other states such as Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma before ultimately moving to the Oak Cliff section of Dallas.
A shy and insecure boy, Vaughan was deeply affected by his childhood experiences. His father struggled with alcohol abuse, and often terrorised his family and friends with his bad temper.
In later years, Vaughan recalled that he had been a victim of his father's violence. After falling into a barrel of grease, he grew tired of the job and quit to devote his life to a music career. Mike Steinbach, the group's drummer, commented: We auditioned him on 'Jeff's Boogie,' really fast instrumental guitar, and he played it note for note.
Fascinated by the skillful playing, which he described as "incredible even then", Shannon borrowed a bass guitar and the two jammed. Having spent the past month briefly playing bass with Jimmie in Texas Storm, he had originally auditioned as bassist.
Impressed by Vaughan's guitar playing, Scott Phares, the group's original guitarist, modestly became the bassist. Phares later described the performance: It was one of those magical evenings. Stevie fit in like a glove on a hand. Kimball High School during the early s, Vaughan's late-night gigs contributed to his neglect in his studies, including music theory; he would often sleep during class.
After growing tired of the Dallas music scene, he dropped out of school and moved with the band to Austin, Texaswhich had more liberal and tolerant audiences. Blackbird played at several clubs in Austin and opened shows for bands such as SugarloafWishbone Ashand Zephyrbut could not maintain a consistent lineup.
Playing guitar on both tracks, the single was released on February 7, Clarkand drummer Fredde Pharaoh. The thirty-minute audio recording marks the only known studio recording of the band.
From left to right: Chris LaytonVaughan and Tommy Shannon. In mid-MayClark left to form his own group and Vaughan renamed the band Double Troubletaken from the title of an Otis Rush song.
Layton, who had recently parted ways with Greezy Wheelswas taught by Vaughan to play a shuffle rhythm. When Vaughan offered Layton the position, he agreed. The marriage was to last for six and a half years. Shannon, who was playing with Alan Haynes at the time, participated in a jam session with Vaughan and Layton halfway through their set.
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