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Stevie Ray Vaughan — Scuttle Buttin'
Album: Couldn't Stand the Weather
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Released: 1984
Length: 1:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 Alastair wrote:
That's just showing off {#Cheesygrin}
 

It is.
6.
What another amazing segue Bill - Ray Charles" What'd I Say" to SRV "Scuttle Buttin'"!!!!   Then SRV to Derek Trucks' "This Sky".  SRV lifts the scale and energy from Ray and Derek takes Stevie's superlative fretwork - breathing life back into the guitar solo as a complete songwork - and launches the guitar beyond our imagination and into a global and multicultural musical framework.  Yeah, baby, yeah!!!
 justlistening wrote:
If you live in Southern California and ever listened to the classic rock station KLOS then you probably listen for Rita Wilde and the Rock Report every time you hear that song.

Admittedly that's a small population of RP's audience, but I'm guessing there's some So. Cal listeners here.
 
Yes! Thank you for posting this! The minute I heard this track, I was racking my brain for where I used to hear it. I lived in LA from the late 80s to mid-2000s, and yet I couldn't remember it was KLOS. Even way back then I wondered who was doing that crazy riff!
Who says the 80’s had no good music!? Quite a streak going on this list
What a great musician. Love his style. 
If you live in Southern California and ever listened to the classic rock station KLOS then you probably listen for Rita Wilde and the Rock Report every time you hear that song.

Admittedly that's a small population of RP's audience, but I'm guessing there's some So. Cal listeners here.
Blues-Rock ....where all  came from !!
Keep Austin weird and rockin'
That's just showing off {#Cheesygrin}
Great jam this morning. T-Rex, Black Keys, now SRV. Thanks Bill!!
Thank you Thomas Edison for inventing sound recording.
SRV lives.
dude oughta learn how to play that flipping guitar... {#Smile}
 jhorton wrote:
Honestly, I do understand his talent, but how do you listen to this song without earmuffs on? It's like Tommy Emannuel with an amplifier, " Look at me, look at how fast I can play the guitar!" Look at how much my tone makes your ears hurt!

 
Sounds great to me!

P.S.—I toured Cape Cod in Sept. of 2014, AND NEVER SAW ONE TRAILER PARK! 
Honestly, I do understand his talent, but how do you listen to this song without earmuffs on? It's like Tommy Emannuel with an amplifier, " Look at me, look at how fast I can play the guitar!" Look at how much my tone makes your ears hurt!
Long live the sound of the Texas Tornado! {#Notworthy}
Takes me back: Friday Afternoon Clubs at CU Memorial Terrace '86-'88, when Big Head Todd would bust out the SRV n get things hot!
Take your partners..... yeeeehhhaaaaaa {#Motor}
Darn it, Bill.

I need to get out of the car and into work.... 
An L.A. radio station used this as a song 'bed' so often while the DJ would announce upcoming rock shows etc., so heard that distinctive opening so many times.

Haven't heard about too many big rock shows lately... 
Fiery!
{#Dancingbanana_2}  Anybody else like Scuttle Buttin? weeeeeeeeeeee
Dude better learn how to play that guitar... 
{#Dancingbanana_2} 
Best SRV record, still rockin to it today.{#Bananajam}
 Cynaera wrote:
SRV was a serious talent, and this song proves it.  I used to love to watch him play - I'd study his hands... How easily he hit the strings and produced such exquisite music.  When I was a kid, I went to a circus with a trapeze act, and I'd have to cover my eyes because I just knew someone would end up missing a catch and falling into the safety net. It was not an enjoyable experience for me.  Conversely, when I grew up and discovered Stevie's music, I never dreaded that he'd miss a note or screw up.  I was confident that he'd nail the songs dead-on, and he always did.  No dread, no fear - just pure enjoyment bordering on total bliss for me.  I love his music.  That's all.
 
miss you so much, Cynaera...

everybody in my mushrooming multitude of homeless camps loves this groovy music... 
 oldsaxon wrote:
such a gentle touch....no, wait...I think Bill has a stream issue again...been a few of those lately...

 

 
Yeah, it may be this album - I had a different SRV song yesterday that was totally silent on the 192k stream.
Never new SRV to be so mellow.....
such a gentle touch....no, wait...I think Bill has a stream issue again...been a few of those lately...

 
 Randomax wrote:

Spent years at Fitzgerald's in Houston being around SRV before the HUGE fame hit.  Back in those days we'd have to help him on stage sometimes (Pre sober days)...but he still never missed a lick, even high.  We all knew just before Texas Flood came out that we were looking at some of the last times he'd play Fitz's.  We even had semi-going-away parties (any excuse for a partay, eh?)...then it happened just as predicted.  Our best buddy the sound man at Fitz's, James Buralge (still buddies to this day), agreed to be his soundman on tour.  One day they were playing that hoppin' beer joint and the next they were in Germany opening for David Bowie.  Miss you soooo much Stevie. 




 

MABY MADE LIVING IN HELL , GOOD

god is this boring


Check this out.....SRV-Scuttle Buttin Gayageum ver. - YouTube
The Soul of Texas........what a loss.
What a player!!!
{#Bounce} 
Even mo betta!{#Bananajam}
I thank God every time I hear this that I got to see him do it live a few times (and forever will be proud I saw how the beloved Big Head Todd cut his teeth on this and other SRV gems) back in the day... 
Thanks, RP for keeping it all alive and connected and fully energized!
Ha!  was just thinking of how that Stone Roses tune sounds exactly like SRV's version of Voodoo Chile.  Perfect segue!!
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
scuzzlebuttsorry...had to..
 
your South Park reference is not lost on me. Poor Patrick Duffy.
scuzzlebuttsorry...had to..


I can't even think about playing this fast.  Love it!
VERY nice transition Bill!!!!  ....from Stone Roses Love Spreads...you go guy!  Need I say this song is unbelievable?!!{#Bananajam}

Stevie's mentor from the early days, Doyle Bramhall, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday night.  He will be sorely missed not only in Austin but world wide for his contribution (some say invention) of modern blues.  RIP, Doyle.
 Randomax wrote:

Spent years at Fitzgerald's in Houston being around SRV before the HUGE fame hit.  Back in those days we'd have to help him on stage sometimes (Pre sober days)...but he still never missed a lick, even high.  We all knew just before Texas Flood came out that we were looking at some of the last times he'd play Fitz's.  We even had semi-going-away parties (any excuse for a partay, eh?)...then it happened just as predicted.  Our best buddy the sound man at Fitz's, James Buralge (still buddies to this day), agreed to be his soundman on tour.  One day they were playing that hoppin' beer joint and the next they were in Germany opening for David Bowie.  Miss you soooo much Stevie.

 
I loved that place. Saw Poi Dog there several times, also Stick People, lots of 'great unknowns'.

Some purists argue SRV was just 'lots of notes without any soul'. E'erybody's entitled to their opinion, so hey. But this tune, this tune really is a ton of notes! Why d'ya think it's called 'Scuttlebuttin'? Stevie is up there 'cutting heads', and nobody, NOBODY could do it better. He is showin' off here, that's no secret. I contend he's showin' off with soul too, but hey.

Spent years at Fitzgerald's in Houston being around SRV before the HUGE fame hit.  Back in those days we'd have to help him on stage sometimes (Pre sober days)...but he still never missed a lick, even high.  We all knew just before Texas Flood came out that we were looking at some of the last times he'd play Fitz's.  We even had semi-going-away parties (any excuse for a partay, eh?)...then it happened just as predicted.  Our best buddy the sound man at Fitz's, James Buralge (still buddies to this day), agreed to be his soundman on tour.  One day they were playing that hoppin' beer joint and the next they were in Germany opening for David Bowie.  Miss you soooo much Stevie. 



Killer segue!  Sonically resembles the mad boogie in Ray Charles' ditty (What'd I Say) played just before...  RP jams, without peer, again!
I recall that when this came out, I was Rocky Mountain Way-High on Trail Crew, making what would become North Peak...saw him a year or so later while at CU; of course he blew us away! as he'd done at Red Rocks (and with Bonnie Raitt to boot!) and I STILL love the way it blows into the room, knocks everything around a bit, then leaves with some mighty fine vibes hanging there...


This was my cellphone ringer for the longest time. Heh! I feel like I have a call now. :?
way cool!!!!
Following Stone Roses? 
BRILLIANT! 
Nice!
SRV was a serious talent, and this song proves it.  I used to love to watch him play - I'd study his hands... How easily he hit the strings and produced such exquisite music.  When I was a kid, I went to a circus with a trapeze act, and I'd have to cover my eyes because I just knew someone would end up missing a catch and falling into the safety net. It was not an enjoyable experience for me.  Conversely, when I grew up and discovered Stevie's music, I never dreaded that he'd miss a note or screw up.  I was confident that he'd nail the songs dead-on, and he always did.  No dread, no fear - just pure enjoyment bordering on total bliss for me.  I love his music.  That's all.
I generally don't like blues or blues rock, but there's almost nothing SRV touched that I won't listen to.

 drife wrote:

That dude could play. He is sadly gone.
 

That dude SHOULD play. He is sadly gone.
 Stingray wrote:
THAT DUDE CAN PLAY...!
 
That dude could play. He is sadly gone.


Beyond "Godlike"
THAT DUDE CAN PLAY...!
 KimFav wrote:
I saw Steve Ray Vaughn back in the 80's at the Rusty Nail in Sunderland,Ma. There was a blizzard that night so about 50 people showed up. My friends and I stood about a foot away from him and just watched him wail. It's burned in my memory. 
 

As long as several are relating their SRV concert stories, here's mine;  Last year of college, University of Maryland, fall of 79'.  Went to a little bar in Georgetown in DC to see local Blues heroes the Nighthawks.  Opening act was a relatively unknown trio from Texas.  This place (the name of which I no longer can remember) held maybe 120 people tops, mainly all there to see the Nighthawks.  Then Double Trouble started their set and Stevie began to wail...

The Nighthawks always knew who could play to their crowd and were never afraid to book real talent as an opening act for them.  Four years later I saw then in Tempe Arizona at another little bar; opening act?  The Robert Cray Band.  Both bands ended the night crammed on the small stage together with a 15 minute jam that left everybody drained.  Like your story, that night and that scene is burned into my brain.
 ptooey wrote:

I hope they play it again tomorrow.

 
4 pm pacific every day would be perfect. ...without the segue into pearl jam.

 KimFav wrote:
I saw Steve Ray Vaughn back in the 80's at the Rusty Nail in Sunderland,Ma. There was a blizzard that night so about 50 people showed up. My friends and I stood about a foot away from him and just watched him wail. It's burned in my memory. 
 
I remember reading about that concert - a bunch of people flew in to be there and right after their plane landed, the airport was shut down because of the blizzard. I have a friend who was able to get there to watch him, and she came back with stories, and a lot of tears in her eyes. Stevie Ray Vaughn gave everything, though there was only a small audience. He loved the music, and it was never about the money or the attendance - it was always about the music. Damn - why is it that the really great ones die too soon? Lennon, Harrison, Vaughn, Van Zant....

I saw him at the L.B. Day Amphitheater in Salem, Oregon in the 80's n a triple-bill - him, John Hiatt, and Robert Cray Band  - I'd gone to see John Hiatt (and he did an awesome show, too - "Slow Turning" was my CD of choice after that), but SRV rocked. I'll never forget it. I'd never heard of him before, but hearing him play, watching his fingers on that beat-up guitar... It drove me to get out my ancient Yamaha acoustic and play every day until I had calluses again. And then, I re-learned "Stairway to Heaven," "Just the Wine," "Classical Gas," and a few things I'd written when I was in my John Denver phase.

I don't really have fingernails now, because of working at the local nursery/greenhouse, so maybe it's time to trim the nails and hug my guitar again...

 listen_n_sf wrote:
It's amazing that he was a finger picker.
 
Uh . . . this is flat picking.  Sorry.

It's amazing that he was a finger picker.
 scraig wrote:
You played this song yesterday.
 
I hope they play it again tomorrow.

Too many notes!



 scraig wrote:
You played this song yesterday.
 
And the problem is??

You played this song yesterday.
 KimFav wrote:
I saw Steve Ray Vaughn back in the 80's at the Rusty Nail in Sunderland,Ma. There was a blizzard that night so about 50 people showed up. My friends and I stood about a foot away from him and just watched him wail. It's burned in my memory. 
 
Amazing!   You got to witness a pretty cool piece of history :)
{#Bananajam}{#Whipit}
Guitar notes like bullets ....
 KimFav wrote:
I saw Steve Ray Vaughn back in the 80's at the Rusty Nail in Sunderland,Ma. There was a blizzard that night so about 50 people showed up. My friends and I stood about a foot away from him and just watched him wail. It's burned in my memory. 
 
lucky you! 
stone roses -> srv = RP genius {#Bananajam}
shawshank wrote:
Oh HELL YEAH!!!!!{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}

You said it all....

You beat me to it!!!
 
shawshank wrote:
Oh HELL YEAH!!!!!{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}
 


Oh HELL YEAH!!!!!{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}
I saw Steve Ray Vaughn back in the 80's at the Rusty Nail in Sunderland,Ma. There was a blizzard that night so about 50 people showed up. My friends and I stood about a foot away from him and just watched him wail. It's burned in my memory. 
 maroubra wrote:
Stevie was amazing!
 
Oh yes he was!

I (sadly) saw him live only once, in Kerkrade (NL) in the late 80's, but that gig really turned my (then young) conception of "how to excercise live music" upside down - and that still remains. That was the time when the stages got bigger and bigger, stadium shows with megawatts of lights and sound where en vogue... And then there was Stevie, in this tiny hall with 8 spots, a bass and a drumkit. He came up on stage, closed his eyes, stood on his toes and PLAYED for ~3 hours ... and just blew us all away!

From that gig on, i'm more in for the small, sweaty, "pure" club gigs then for the big, over-choreographed stadium shows.

...the funny thing is that everytime i hear him now, i can still see that huge sticker on his Marshall amp saying:

"DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS!"

{#Cowboy}


lophrequa wrote:
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Scuttle Buttin'
Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Parts I & II)
Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser

thanks for the birthday rockout RP!!
 

HarrO wrote:

These three guys are probably looking down on us from wherever and thinking "damn, we really ought to jam together!"


And they have Jaco on bass and Keith on drums? That's a session I'd like to sit in on . . . {#Cowboy}

From Guadalcanal Diary to The Stone Roses to Stevie . . . Bill is on a riff-matching roll! {#Dancingbanana_2}
Stevie was amazing!
Lightning fingers! WOW! {#Guitarist}
Keep this up, and I won't get anything else done this afternoon. . .
What about SRV's take on "Little Wing" or ABB "Jessica"?  {#Think}  Hard to choose.

 
junebaby65 wrote:
Greatest guitar instrumental next to Van Halen's Eruption.....
 


{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}
Great segue from the guitar at the end of Love Spreads (Stone Roses) to the intro to this!!
Forkin' awesome. 10!
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}

YEAH!!
I am SOOOOOOO sad I never got to see him play live.
LOUD AND PROUD BABY!!!!!
 lophrequa wrote:
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Scuttle Buttin'
Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Parts I & II)
Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser

thanks for the birthday rockout RP!!
 
These three guys are probably looking down on us from wherever and thinking "damn, we really ought to jam together!"


Mmmm, most excellent music to brew beer to! {#Cheers}
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Scuttle Buttin'
Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Parts I & II)
Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser

thanks for the birthday rockout RP!!
Never tire of this!!! Short and sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!{#Motor}


So fast... fast on the draw...


tony620d wrote:
KSHE 95 anyone? :)

Always makes me think if The Rock Report with Rita Wild(e) on KLOS in LA (and I believe syndicated around the country). Had to stop listening to KLOS about the time RP hit the Intarweb.

It's a sad day for me as  I must bid you all adieu.... I'm off traveling for around a year.
I've had many funny conversations while logged on and met some crazy people.
horstman, tiggers, etc you have reduced me to tears...of laughter and I thank you for that.
I'll log on again when I return...
Meanwhile keep up the great work Radio Paradise, things wouldn't be the same without you!

EssexTex.{#Cowboy}
 denmom wrote:
DA-yum. Gettin' nuthin' done this morning...
 
Ditto this afternoon {#Bananajam}

rtkmusic wrote:
Speaking of corporate rock radio, I think this track was used for Rita Wilde's rock report or something on KLOS out here in L.A...but it's been a decade since I listened to that...



I wondered if anybody noticed this.
I about freaked out when I heard the opening lick of this song, expecting Rita to come on and give an update! I almost forgot where I was for a moment! And yes, she's still using it.

I'm very happy to finally know which song she used for her reports. I always loved that freaky-fast lick. I should've known it was SRV. Thanks to RP for playing this!

Kicking
copymonkey wrote:
The song that spawned a million imitators.
Always a joy to hear the real thing. :yes:
DA-yum. Gettin' nuthin' done this morning...
how many treasures we have lost when planes crash:-( hard pressed to find a better guitar playing!
How funny..I was "scuttle buttin" just now!
Oh yeah!!!!!
mgkiwi wrote:
Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaa - Take it away Stevie!!!!
Again again again!!!!! Yeeeeeeehhhaaaaaaa!!!!!
go Stevie GO!
cooooooooollllll :bananajam:
Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaa - Take it away Stevie!!!!
Yes!!! What a trio: Monk, Ray Charles, Stevie! Keep the fire burnin.' I Love this site!
:yawn:
The song that spawned a million imitators.
tony620d wrote:
KSHE 95 anyone? :)
Been 30 years since I listened to KSHE but I can still hear the first chords of Lighthouse's One Fine Morning and instinctively mouth: "K-S-H-E NEWS" Radio Paradise reminds me what KSHE and all the other underground stations were back in the late 60's and early 70's before things got over-formatted and corporations took over. Speaking of corporate rock radio, I think this track was used for Rita Wilde's rock report or something on KLOS out here in L.A...but it's been a decade since I listened to that...
DigitalJer wrote:
Me three. I saw VH in Calgary in the early '90's - that man is a guitar *GOD* - right up there with Clapton, Hendrix, SRV
a buddy was lucky enough to see them open for someone in N.O. just before they hit big. Eruption was the first thing he heard Eddie play. . . said the stadium was silent! Everyone was picking up their jaws and eyeballs from the floor. One other time. He also stumbled into a bar to find some skinny kid playing the hell out of a guitar and it was SRV. Said Marry Had A Little Lamb sold him.
There's only one instrument in this song. And his name is SRV.
bronorb wrote:
Ray Charles and SRV! Two Godlikes in a row! Way to go, Bill.
:yes:
Monk, Ray and SRV? I am having a happy Friday!
Ray Charles and SRV! Two Godlikes in a row! Way to go, Bill.
Short and SWEET!!! :good-vibes:
Not being any kind of guitarist, that did it for me - he was good.
Like many, I'd consider selling my soul for Stevie's 6 string skill set. That said, Tommy Shannon ain't bad on the other 4.
It kinda drags with the way he plays it. He needs to play the those licks a litte quicker and it'd be a good song. :biggrin: