- Texas Flood (song)
Name = Texas Flood
Artist = Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
alt Artist =
June 13, 1983
track_no = 3
Recorded = 1982
Electric blues Blues rock
Length = 5:22
Composer = Larry Davis and Joseph Wade Scott
prev = "Pride and Joy"
prev_no = 2
next = "Tell Me"
next_no = 4
Misc = audio|StevieRayVaughanTexasFloodSolo.ogg|"Texas Flood" is the third track on
Stevie Ray Vaughan's debut album " Texas Flood". Originally performed by Larry Davis, it is arguably one of Stevie Ray Vaughan's most well known and revered tracks.
tyle and structure
Although "Texas Flood" has three verses of lyrics, the song is more of a prolonged guitar solo, allowing Vaughan to show off his characteristic
electric bluesstyle. During live shows, he would often play portions of this song behind his back, arousing an enthusiastic crowd response. Stylistically, "Texas Flood" is structured around the common three chord blues progression. Written and performed in the key of G (sounding F# because of Vaughan's tuning), it is in 12/8 time, or compound timecite web |title=Playing Texas Flood Intro and Improv |publisher=Between the Licks |date= 2008-05-13|accessdate=2008-06-21 |url=http://betweenthelicks.com/blues-guitar/playing-texas-flood-intro-and-improv-with-jam-track] , which gives it a "slow burning" feel that is common in Texas blues.
This song is featured on the
PlayStation 2music game "Guitar Hero" and will be featured as a downloadable content for Rock Band (video game).
* [http://www.last.fm/music/Stevie+Ray+Vaughan/_/Texas+Flood "Texas Flood" on Last.fm]
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