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Stevie Ray Vaughan — The Sky Is Crying
Album: The Sky is Crying
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Released: 1991
Length: 4:34
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The sky is cryin....Can't you see the tears roll down the street
The sky is cryin....Can't you see the tears roll down the street
I've been looking for my baby
And I wonder where can she be

I saw my baby early one morning....She was walking on down the street
I saw my baby early this morning....She was walking on down the street
You know it hurt me, hurt me so bad
Made my poor heart skip a beat

I've got a real real real real bad feelin
That my baby she don't love me no more
I've got a real real bad feelin that my baby don't love me no more
Well , this guy, this guy's been cryin
Can you see the tears roll down my nose
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Nice guitar.  Dude ought to get over feeling sorry for himself.   Baby don't love you no more? Move to another state.  Give you an 8 for the axe, a 3 for the self-pity.  Or maybe you just sucked as a romantic. 
SRV was more of a technician than an artist, at least early in his career.  Really enjoyed Family Style with brother Jimmy though - that was a lot more fun and creative.
Every note is hackneyed and derivative yet the man was hyped and celebrated beyond belief. 
Oh, so bittersweet.

I was working north of Chicago (near the Wisconsin border) at the time. Every weekend, I would sit by the hotel pool and listen to this and Steely Dan's "Aja" on my cassette Walkman. I guess my memory of this album is stuck to that moment in time, because a little while later I was staying at that same hotel when I heard the news of SRV's tragic death, only a few miles away from me....
sad he's gone. never dug him. treated like he was the "second coming" but just another latecomer, white boy blues player to me.
saw him in New Orleans. Roy Buchanan opened and ......blew him away 
"set me up again Barry! aw right Stevie, after Emmylou and some ole redhead Willie Nelson, goldang this some good shit Boss!!! Thank you!"
Damn this is good!
Very nice tune!
I've always loved SRV. Now there's a new guy in town. Joe Bonamassa !!
Love the whammy bar fade out at the end.
Not my cup of coffee at all...
Oh yeah..  Go getum Stevie.. Timeless this one is..{#Bananajam}
10+
SRV is revered...I get it.  This is not an inspired cover.
Anything by Stevie = Automatic 10
Why oh why Stevie did you leave us so early… {#Cry} 
 Elroweho wrote:
Hard to rate anything by Stevie Ray less than a 9!

 
..... as little as that!!
Ahhh, a little Stevie in the mornin'. Gotta love it. {#Notworthy}
 Detlaps wrote:
He's the best thing ever to come out of Texas.
 
ever hear Lightnin' Hopkins?
elmore would love this cover......{#Sunny}
 robbeek wrote:
Sir Stevie Ray, Willie Nelson, and Molly Ivins, three people that make me proud to be from Texas after 8 years of total disgrace.
 

Jesus! And leave out the Winter brothers and Janice...wass wrong wit you, brutha?
DEADLY BORING, STEVIE!
Hard to rate anything by Stevie Ray less than a 9!
The Sky is Crying.... Etta James passed away this morning..... RIP.....
RIP Etta James.
 WonderLizard wrote:
Several years ago I got the sheet music/tablature to one of Stevie Ray's songs—I forget which—and after struggling with it for a very long time, I understood why Stevie Ray was Stevie Ray, and the rest of us poor slobs were not. A humbling experience.
  
SRV did not read music, so whoever transcribed that sheet music had one hell of a time.

Stevie just felt the music. It flowed out of him somehow. Transcendent.

Several years ago I got the sheet music/tablature to one of Stevie Ray's songs—I forget which—and after struggling with it for a very long time, I understood why Stevie Ray was Stevie Ray, and the rest of us poor slobs were not. A humbling experience.
Ahhh....the blues.

 Sjaaks wrote:
Blues music is not for everybody. I think blues music is something you grow into or not. If you can only listen to it melodically (if that's even a word), than i understand you think it's all the same. I thought the same some years ago but after attending a blues festival and seeing a few artist express their feelings through this kind of music it became something totally new for me. The art is in making somebody believe the story you're trying to tell and not every blues artist is capable of that.

So for me blues music is something really unique in the world of music, but like i said, i understand if somebody feels the exact opposite.

So that's another 2 cents...
 
Probably worth 3 or 4 cents at least.  I can dig Stevie, Shostakovich, Thelonious and Thile...  good is good.  But, music is also enjoyed like a flavor and we all don't have the same palate.  And it's OK.  But man, Stevie is really delectable !

 Cynaera wrote:
All I can do when I hear SRV is sit in bliss with my eyes closed.  He was phenomenal.{#Meditate}{#Notworthy}
 

ditto
All I can do when I hear SRV is sit in bliss with my eyes closed.  He was phenomenal.{#Meditate}{#Notworthy}
 2cats wrote:


Oh my, sorry I missed that.  This song is so fine.

 

It's ok, I absolve you. {#Mrgreen}


 oldhippiechick wrote:
Anybody see the Albert King/Stevie Ray Session on PBS on Saturday?  Fan-F'in-tastic!

 

Oh my, sorry I missed that.  This song is so fine.
Anybody see the Albert King/Stevie Ray Session on PBS on Saturday?  Fan-F'in-tastic!

Blues music is not for everybody. I think blues music is something you grow into or not. If you can only listen to it melodically (if that's even a word), than i understand you think it's all the same. I thought the same some years ago but after attending a blues festival and seeing a few artist express their feelings through this kind of music it became something totally new for me. The art is in making somebody believe the story you're trying to tell and not every blues artist is capable of that.

So for me blues music is something really unique in the world of music, but like i said, i understand if somebody feels the exact opposite.

So that's another 2 cents...
 AdyMiles wrote:
this is awful. so, so predictable and plaguarises so much similar music before it

how anyone could give this shit a 9 or 10 out of 10 is beyond me

 
It's a gorgeous cover of a blues standard.  How anyone could rate it less than a 6 (assuming they don't have a pathological hatred of blues rock) is beyond me.  :)

{#Notworthy}RIP SRV- your music lives on forever!!!!!!{#Guitarist}
the best die young. "if there's a rock a roll heaven...."
 Misterfixit wrote:
Ah Stevie Ray, why did you have to leave us so soon?
 
If he told the chopper pilot to pull up, he told him too late.  


why do all the good ones die young?
Love. 
Wow, what stuff this cat had.
 colt4x5 wrote:

see, this is exactly why we we kicked your tails out lo those many years ago. no 'preciation for the finer things in life. (y'all waitin' for susan boyle to cover the tune?)
 
that is soo funny

 AdyMiles wrote:
this is awful. so, so predictable and plaguarises so much similar music before it

how anyone could give this shit a 9 or 10 out of 10 is beyond me
 
see, this is exactly why we we kicked your tails out lo those many years ago. no 'preciation for the finer things in life. (y'all waitin' for susan boyle to cover the tune?)
Really clean fret work.
 filmgeek65 wrote:
How tragic it must be to be you.
 
. . . was just thinkin' the same thing.
It's the blues, beautifully interpreted by SRV and his nasty guitar; I don't see the problem.


 martinc wrote:

Don't like the blues? Haven't had your morning tea? Or is this just beyond you? I gave this shit a 10. I think it is good shit.
 
  Its really good shit when you have some good . . . . Nevermind {#Devil_pimp}
 AdyMiles wrote:
this is awful. so, so predictable and plaguarises so much similar music before it

how anyone could give this shit a 9 or 10 out of 10 is beyond me

 
How tragic it must be to be you.

 AdyMiles wrote:
this is awful. so, so predictable and plaguarises so much similar music before it

how anyone could give this shit a 9 or 10 out of 10 is beyond me
 
Don't like the blues? Haven't had your morning tea? Or is this just beyond you? I gave this shit a 10. I think it is good shit.
this is awful. so, so predictable and plaguarises so much similar music before it

how anyone could give this shit a 9 or 10 out of 10 is beyond me

Sir Stevie Ray, Willie Nelson, and Molly Ivins, three people that make me proud to be from Texas after 8 years of total disgrace.
{#Bananapiano}   +  {#Guitarist}  = 10+

had the fortune & blessing to see SRV in Dallas; LA and Austin.

The coolest had to be on auditorium shores in Austin with the Austin skyline behind him and the lights reflecting off the Colorado river/aka Town Lake.

At the Bronco Bowl in Dallas was pretty cool too as Eric Johnson opened the show. {#Sunny}


 Mandible wrote:
I feel defective. I just don't get excited about steve ray vaughan like the rest of the planet.
 
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 Mandible wrote:
I feel defective. I just don't get excited about steve ray vaughan like the rest of the planet.
 
me neither. it becomes background music for me.

I feel defective. I just don't get excited about steve ray vaughan like the rest of the planet.
"Oh Baby, for those on Wall Street...."
Ok, Bill you have redeemed yourself for playing that terrible song before.

Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Sky Is Crying
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire  YUCK


youngj wrote:
Godlike. So incredible. I hope heaven includes a smoky bar, a cold one and SRV in the corner with a set list that goes for miles.
I would be in the bar next door, the one with the "no blues here" post at the door...
Detlaps wrote:
He's the best thing ever to come out of Texas.
What about me?
He's the best thing ever to come out of Texas.
sdn wrote:
Stevie Ray Vaughn was an amazing musician. Truly had some awesome songs. ....alas, this is not one of them. :doh:
I am a huge SRV fan; I would agree: this is not one of the greatest. But it's better than I could play though.
drtjdel wrote:
BTW is he wearing UGGGS?? No Way!!
:yes: He was cool before cool was cool.
Fender is releasing a replica 'Lenny' axe for the holidays. Lessons and soul are extra. BTW is he wearing UGGGS?? No Way!!
Stevie Ray Vaughn was an amazing musician. Truly had some awesome songs. ....alas, this is not one of them. :doh:
eastcoast wrote:
He was such a Albert King fan, he emulates him to a tee on his version of this song
And yet, he is still completely himself not just some Albert King clone. Godlike indeed.
Bill, I am really glad to be hearing more SRV recently. Great soulful guitar work, and IMHO will always deserve some air time. Died far too early, and lead a pretty rough life (mainly his own doing). Anyway thanks, and keep up the good work.
Misterfixit wrote:
Ah Stevie Ray, why did you have to leave us so soon?
Wasn't his choice.
I guess this is Blues, no? :biggrin: I only like blues when it gives me some surprise... no surprise with this one.
channeling albert king... :meditate:
eastcoast wrote:
He was such a Albert King fan, he emulates him to a tee on his version of this song
I came in from another room coz I thought I was hearing Albert King whom I don't recall having heard much or any of on RP!
Ah Stevie Ray, why did you have to leave us so soon? :group-hug:
Typesbad wrote:
If so, i was actually in Heaven instead of a club called Steamboat Springs in Houston for a few nights way back when. Come to think of it, that is exactly what it felt like at the time.
Are you SURE it wasn't just 'STEAMBOAT'? There was a 'Steamboat' in Austin for many years. The place on Sixth Street was haunted... c.
He was such a Albert King fan, he emulates him to a tee on his version of this song
youngj wrote:
Godlike. So incredible. I hope heaven includes a smoky bar, a cold one and SRV in the corner with a set list that goes for miles.
Include everything but the smoke, and I'm in.
I don't smoke but my cousin and I shared a good cigar when we went to the Jeff Beck/SRV concert in Denver in 1989. I was 15. Apparently there are bootlegs of that show: (click here)
youngj wrote:
Godlike. So incredible. I hope heaven includes a smoky bar, a cold one and SRV in the corner with a set list that goes for miles.
could not have said it better
youngj wrote:
Godlike. So incredible. I hope heaven includes a smoky bar, a cold one and SRV in the corner with a set list that goes for miles.
If so, i was actually in Heaven instead of a club called Steamboat Springs in Houston for a few nights way back when. Come to think of it, that is exactly what it felt like at the time.
This guy really could convey the blues. A master of the guitar, truly. One really has to think that the night he died, the world would have lost a talented guitarist no matter what- Eric Clapton got off the helicopter to give Stevie the seat. Ain't life strange?
Divine :meditate:
I had to crank this one up when it came on! :guitarist:
winter wrote:
I know it's blasphemy, especially for a would-be Texan. But despite the fact that SRV was a phenomenal guitarist, I don't care for his music. It just leaves me cold.
Thus your name? Or are you mistaking the goose bumps that you are getting from SRV's music for having a chill
Godlike. So incredible. I hope heaven includes a smoky bar, a cold one and SRV in the corner with a set list that goes for miles.
I know it's blasphemy, especially for a would-be Texan. But despite the fact that SRV was a phenomenal guitarist, I don't care for his music. It just leaves me cold.
Catalytic wrote:
Uh, Stevie died many years ago. :cry:
No matter. I still hear him...
SRV RIP. love this. love everything he did.
iMacomania wrote:
Stevie, never give up playing guitar! :guitarist:
Uh, Stevie died many years ago. :cry:
This song has such a sexy sound. Sad and sexy.
Stevie, never give up playing guitar! :guitarist:
elmore james now stevie hell yeah!
Yup. Just making sure it was a 10.
I'm a Texan now living in NYC (where the sky really is crying today) and just LOVE all the SRV I get to haer on Radio Paradise!! Thanks so much to R.P. for making me feel right back at home... many thanks and good wishes! xo jamey p.
Angloray wrote:
You've just got to get used to it! I feel that way on almost every song I've given a 9 or 10 to, only to see some people think it's sucko-barfo. But you wouldn't want to have the same musical taste as everyone; that would mean the stuff we're listening to isn't powerful enough to inspire emotion, either good or bad. Hi, I'm Angloray. I have a soul and I gave it a 3.
I have no soul and I gave it a 9
Lots of good stuff from this guitarist.
Beez wrote:
Anybody that would give this a 1, has NO soul.
You've just got to get used to it! I feel that way on almost every song I've given a 9 or 10 to, only to see some people think it's sucko-barfo. But you wouldn't want to have the same musical taste as everyone; that would mean the stuff we're listening to isn't powerful enough to inspire emotion, either good or bad. Hi, I'm Angloray. I have a soul and I gave it a 3.
skeeter wrote:
Someone gave this a 1?!? 8O I'm with Beez on this one! :notworthy:
Anybody that would give this a 1, has NO soul.
skeeter wrote:
Someone gave this a 1?!? 8O I'm with Beez on this one! :notworthy:
you'll notice that almost every single song on RP has been given a 1 by someone and a 10 by someone else. It's pretty amazing. :stupid: As for me, I've just heard this too many times to still enjoy it.
Wunnerful segue into SRV, from Muddy Waters! Just wunnerful! A 10.
Someone gave this a 1?!? 8O I'm with Beez on this one! :notworthy:
:notworthy: :notworthy:
Thanks Stevie Ray for all the wonderful music during your short stay with us ....
And just a flawless, and sublime segue from Muddy Waters' Howling Wolf to Stevie. Two masters for price of one.
Does it get any better than this? :cowboy:
Let me be the first to say (here, at least): SRV, you're much missed. :notworthy: And: I dedicate this track to Beez. :cheers: