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Stevie Ray Vaughan — Pride and Joy
Album: Texas Flood
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8.2

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Total ratings: 1652









Released: 1983
Length: 3:38
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well you've heard about love
Givin' sight to the blind
My baby's lovin' cause the sun to shine
She's my sweet little thang
She's my pride and joy
She's my sweet little baby
I'm her little lover boy

Yeah I love my baby....Heart and soul
Love like ours won't never grow old
She's my sweet little thang
She's my pride and joy
She's my sweet little baby
I'm her little lover boy

Yeah I love my lady
She's long and lean
You mess with her
You'll see a man get mean
She's my sweet little thang
She's my pride and joy
She's my sweet little baby
I'm her little lover boy

Well I love my baby
Like the finest wine
Stick with her until the end of time
She's my sweet little thang
She's my pride and joy
She's my sweet little baby
I'm her little lover boy

Yeah I love my baby
Heart and soul
Love like ours won't never grow old
She's my sweet little thang
She's my pride and joy
She's my sweet little baby
I'm her little lover boy
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ THANK YOU 💓💓💓💓💓💓
Goosebumps!
Where's that 11 button when ya need it?  

Second SRV song I've heard for the first time on RP today that I never got to rate.  20 points total.
MORE STEVIE RAY, please!
*gasp*
what else could those fingers do?

 nutrod42 wrote:

E flat, actually (he played tuned down). Great in any key.
 
Ha! Wonder how he bent those fat strings like that - tuned down a fret. Thanks for that SRV nugget!
 tlbritton wrote:
He's a legend.  No one will ever play like SRV...  My husband saw him many times while attending Southwest Texas State (Texas State University) in the late 70's in San Marcos, TX before anyone had heard of Stevie.  Antone's, Cheatham Street Warehouse, and many other intimate venues where Stevie was right in front of him on a barstool. Lucky dog!
 
Lucky dog indeed!  My wife (who is a tad older than I am) has a lot of similar stories of seeing bands in their early years, most famously was AC/DC who opened for Ted Nugent and were nearly booed off the stage....too soon I guess for the crowd to appreciate.  Anyways, I'm this close to making this track a 10 since it's about my wife....ok...it's a 10 now...Long Live RP!!
He's a legend.  No one will ever play like SRV...  My husband saw him many times while attending Southwest Texas State (Texas State University) in the late 70's in San Marcos, TX before anyone had heard of Stevie.  Antone's, Cheatham Street Warehouse, and many other intimate venues where Stevie was right in front of him on a barstool. Lucky dog!
Ladies and Gentleman, Blues Hammer!
 IndyDoug wrote:
He makes that strat sound so full and textured.

 
So true - and helps when you can play with strings as big as electrical cabling :)
 jim1964 wrote:
I love PSD, escape Devo.


You can never escape
DEVO, you can only try to contain them!


A hard song not to like even though it was airplayed to death in Cleveland back when.
 ecojot wrote:
11 even though it was written when he was in love with his first wife which didn't end well. The rythm is standard 12 bar blues in the key of E, although SRV's playing is far from standard. Its really hard to play it like he did.

 
E flat, actually (he played tuned down). Great in any key.
I love PSD, escape  Devo and get exas blues!
He makes that strat sound so full and textured.
Some songs get better with time...behold!
Saw him back in the day a couple of times.  What really blew me away was that he could sound/play like pretty much any band/musician out there.  The versatility live was stunning — sometimes it didn't come through in the recordings.
 thewiseking wrote:

It's not that Stevie "couldn't play for shit" it was the HYPE which surrounded the guy at the time. If you were there then you may recall the absurdity of it. The one time I did see Stevie his warmup (Roy Buchanan) blew him away. Alas, since the brilliant Roy resembled your uncle the English teacher, no hype surrounded him. 

 
I like to think I don't let "hype" or the lack of it color my opinion of an artist. Who cares? I like what I like.

I lived in the DC area for many years - saw some incredible guitarists - SRV and his brother, Buchanan, Jeff Beck, Danny Gatton, Robert Cray, Chris Spedding, Link Ray, Robert Fripp, Todd Rundgren (my personal favorite guitarist), Dave Alvin, Richard Thompson, David Hidalgo & Cesar Rosas, Johnny Ramone  - all playing essentially the same instrument yet they all had very unique and individual styles.
11 even though it was written when he was in love with his first wife which didn't end well. The rythm is standard 12 bar blues in the key of E, although SRV's playing is far from standard. Its really hard to play it like he did.
 thewiseking wrote:

It's not that Stevie "couldn't play for shit" it was the HYPE which surrounded the guy at the time. If you were there then you may recall the absurdity of it. The one time I did see Stevie his warmup (Roy Buchanan) blew him away. Alas, since the brilliant Roy resembled your uncle the English teacher, no hype surrounded him. 

 
Yeah a bit of hype I'd agree, but then SRV has done some pretty great stuff. Might have been his drinking issue sometimes but later on he got free of it. OTOH, anyone can have an off night while someone else is having a pretty good one.

 fredriley wrote:
Brilliant, back-to-basics, shitkickin' blues rock. This'll be played in 50 years time and still be fresh and rockin' (and if I'm really lucky I'll be around to check out my prediction :o)). 9 from the rockin' Nottingham jury.

 
WOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOO!!!
Such a loss....SRV....
 
{#Daisy}{#Cowboy}Oh, hell ya!  Wake BUDDY up!  This is, or should be, the Texas National Anthem!  Whoot!
 LowPhreak wrote:

Yeah, Stevie Ray couldn't play worth a shit. Might as well have Mick Jagger on guitar. {#Stupid}

 
It's not that Stevie "couldn't play for shit" it was the HYPE which surrounded the guy at the time. If you were there then you may recall the absurdity of it. The one time I did see Stevie his warmup (Roy Buchanan) blew him away. Alas, since the brilliant Roy resembled your uncle the English teacher, no hype surrounded him. 
 thewiseking wrote:

lol! yes blues by and for white people. much better done by Duane Allman and Johnny Winter or even Jack White.

 
Yeah, Stevie Ray couldn't play worth a shit. Might as well have Mick Jagger on guitar. {#Stupid}


 beelzebubba wrote:
Yay! Blues for white people! Wheeeee!!!!!!{#Dancingbanana_2}

 
lol! yes blues by and for white people. much better done by Duane Allman and Johnny Winter or even Jack White.
It's Saturday night, get your asses up and dance!!
More of that!
 

Nice set, Bill.

"SRV - a true rock guitar pioneer.  And what a story; he survives and sobers up after years of alcohol and drug abuse only to die in a helicopter crash at the top of his career.  Life really is not fair..."

Agree with your sentiment, but it is death which is not fair.


 Stratocaster wrote:
Who are the 14 deaf mutes that gave this a "1"?  Come outside so I can give you a smackdown.

 
LOL - Wasn't me but I'm surprised too to see that anyone would rate it less than 6 . Even without liking this kind of rock, anyone should be able to hear the talent !
I can't help dancing when I hear that song :) The music is so cool  and the voice so nice !! {#Bananasplit}
Yeah, me likey like!
{#Dancingbanana_2} 
When he plays this song together with Albert King, it is much better! bit disappointed by the "clean" sound of this version.
 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Is it my imagination or does this thing keep speeding up?
 
That'll be your drugs kicking in.
{#Dancingbanana_2}
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Is it my imagination or does this thing keep speeding up?

 

I just listened to the song again, and the backbeat stays constant---I'm guessing the killer solo at the end is speeding it up in your mind.
Is it my imagination or does this thing keep speeding up?

edit:  I've tried everything until I hit 128bpm but I can't keep time with it.
SRV - a true rock guitar pioneer.  And what a story; he survives and sobers up after years of alcohol and drug abuse only to die in a helicopter crash at the top of his career.  Life really is not fair...
 beelzebubba wrote:
Yay! Blues for white people! Wheeeee!!!!!!{#Dancingbanana_2}

"You don't think it was because a white man wrote it, a black man wrote it, a green man wrote it?  What - doesn't make a difference! Doesn't make a difference. I think he did a good job."
—Cab Calloway

 


 LowPhreak wrote:

Really? Then you haven't listened to Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks. Both I would place equal to any rock guitarist that ever lived.

 
I'm loving Gary Clark Jr right now.....
{#Flamed}..... wonderful - whole lot of magic
Yay! Blues for white people! Wheeeee!!!!!!{#Dancingbanana_2}
{#Bananasplit} had to up this one to 10, such a fun song
Still the best!!!
i miss him.
 
 d48m02h1918 wrote:
He really is godlike - 

In my 42 + years on this-here planet, I have yet to hear more distinct and amazing sounds from the following 3 players:

Jeff Beck
Jimi Hendrix
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Do yourself a favor and pick up Stevie Ray's box set (3CD + 1DVD).....it is simply called SRV.  Came out in 2000.  Amazing!! {#Angel} 

 
Really? Then you haven't listened to Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks. Both I would place equal to any rock guitarist that ever lived.
Thank you DJ this baby gets me running across the room to amp up the volume and is always great to hear
Who are the 14 deaf mutes that gave this a "1"?  Come outside so I can give you a smackdown.
Definitly the best i have heared from him!
Yeah, Stevie Ray and Jimi are so similar it's amazing, although Mr. Vaughn has that unmistakable southwestern Tabasco in his playing style.  Mr. Hendrix had something from Mars, and I've not heard that since.
He really is godlike - 

In my 42 + years on this-here planet, I have yet to hear more distinct and amazing sounds from the following 3 players:

Jeff Beck
Jimi Hendrix
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Do yourself a favor and pick up Stevie Ray's box set (3CD + 1DVD).....it is simply called SRV.  Came out in 2000.  Amazing!! {#Angel} 
I really needed to hear this right now.  Thank you.
Timeless!
RIP SRV .. sorry you had to leave us so soon, but we are praying to hear you again up there in the Heavenly Rock Band.

N.B.:  Can you just imagine what the Heavenly Music Groups will be like?  I mean, can you imagine Robert Johnson on 12-string, Jimi on electric, SRV on Lead, Red Callender on slap bass, Keith on Drums ... ?  OMG!  Take me real soon now Lord!
 fredriley wrote:
Brilliant, back-to-basics, shitkickin' blues rock. This'll be played in 50 years time and still be fresh and rockin' (and if I'm really lucky I'll be around to check out my prediction :o)). 9 from the rockin' Nottingham jury.
 
Wales agrees....well I do :)
Brilliant, back-to-basics, shitkickin' blues rock. This'll be played in 50 years time and still be fresh and rockin' (and if I'm really lucky I'll be around to check out my prediction :o)). 9 from the rockin' Nottingham jury.
Very, very nice!
You can't beat a decent bit o' rock!
Now ya Talking!!!!!   (air guitar icon thingy!)
 GeneP59 wrote:

We're out of Drano, would you settle for Liquid Plumber instead?
 
How about a money shot?
 
Damn the helicopter pilot — flying at mountain altitudes, ran out of ground effect; not enough lift.  You should have known better.
 kingart wrote:
Way overplayed on rock radio (which I would rather snort Drano then listen to anymore)—apparently to prove they dig something other than FloydZeppelinJoelJohn—but it's always smoking'. 
 
We're out of Drano, would you settle for Liquid Plumber instead?
Way overplayed on rock radio (which I would rather snort Drano then listen to anymore)—apparently to prove they dig something other than FloydZeppelinJoelJohn—but it's always smoking'. 
 TuneAgeWhereWoof wrote:
Another boring commercial, over-layed tune from the RP dj's, who are beholden to...?  Nabisco or some sh*t?
 
And Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," which you rated a '10' is not?
Another boring commercial, over-layed tune from the RP dj's, who are beholden to...?  Nabisco or some sh*t?
 hollirg1 wrote:

He can't play... he's dead.
 

Yeah ?  But the dead can dance ... {#Mrgreen}
 hollirg1 wrote:

He can't play... he's dead.
 
{#Rolleyes} Attention on the deck! Captain Obvious is in the room!

oh sweet jesus this is some good stuff!!!!!!
 johnjconn wrote:
Rumor has it this guy can play guitar
Gotta love rumors
 
He can't play... he's dead.
This whole Album is A1 Excellent from start to finish a must have for all RP Listeners,
I'm not giving this album cut a '10' per se, but rather for EVERY DAMN TIME HE PERFORMED IT WITH FIERY GOODNESS!

I miss you Stevie.....
Not bad. Not bad at all.

 WayUpNorth wrote:
Is it too early to start drinkin' cause this sure gives me the urge. {#Dancingbanana_2}
 
It DOES, doesn't it?! {#Clap}

AAAAAAAAA!!!11 Yes!!1
 AWESOME you're a good daughter

calypsus_1 wrote:

For dad. by ~xxAmourxAmourxx
Amanda Kee.  ©2009-2010 ~xxAmourxAmourxx

Stevie Ray Vaughn.
My dad.s xmas present this year.

Ballpoint pen.

 


Sad to report the beautiful Paolo Soleri is in danger of being demolished due to lack of funds. It would be nice to see someone with some cash save this treasure of the high desert.  jimbaca wrote:
Has anyone out there ever been to a concert at the Paolo Soleri Theatre?  It's located in the magical, mystical foothills of Santa Fe, NM.  I saw Stevie there around 1987.  Although my ears were ringing for days afterward, it was one of the best concerts I have ever attended, and I have attended many.  He did a Hendrix tribute that was pure musical genius. A-frickin-mazing!

 



For dad. by ~xxAmourxAmourxx
Amanda Kee.  ©2009-2010 ~xxAmourxAmourxx

Stevie Ray Vaughn.
My dad.s xmas present this year.

Ballpoint pen.






Stevie Ray Vaughan -"Pride and Joy" Live-Acoustic (1990)

"Acoustic version with a 12 string guitar"

Love this but would like to hear something a little more obscure.
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Is it too early to start drinkin' cause this sure gives me the urge. {#Dancingbanana_2}
 


It's always after noon someplace!


Bonnie Raitt - "Pride And Joy" Live

A Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaugham.

"I think most true greats are often ignored, just a sad sad fact of music"



A bit plodding{#Rolleyes}


Stevie Ray Vaughan & Albert King - "Pride and Joy" Live (1983) 
    *

*    "This video contains content from UMG, who has blocked it on copyright grounds. "    {#Fire}    {#War}      

       {#Yell}  More respect for this artist who no longer is among us.

Note:
 It is understood the exercise of the right of copyright, which must be exercised and respected. In the first line and most important - in Counterfeiting - piracy.
But I also understand that should not be used this mechanism blindly and abrupt and aggressive (as I said, characteristic of monopolistic market), without weight, measure and account, especially in the excerpts shown on YouTube or similar sites, excerpts from which are only demos (demos), most low or medium quality, short duration, which can in no way prejudice the editors of the Complete Works of high quality (DVD). Who is buying that high-grade material, is not satisfied with the small sample of YouTube. No way.
Instead, these short excerpts of Live performances of artists, only help the spread of the artist, but also help those commercially Companies.
The indiscriminate and persecution, citing the Copyright, from published material on YouTube already has another nature, and can only be interpreted as envy, blatant and arrogant jealousy, non-compliance with the artists, non-compliance with the users of the site (which punctuate, mark favorite and make comments) and non-compliance with the entire Music Community, whose videos are then are devastated (removed) through aggressive and arrogant. No.
It is a misconduct that only harms the image of these companies trade labels, which can be interpreted as arrogance, avarice, desperation and commercial greed.
Please gentleman, live and let live.  


 jimbaca wrote:
Has anyone out there ever been to a concert at the Paolo Soleri Theatre?  It's located in the magical, mystical foothills of Santa Fe, NM.  I saw Stevie there around 1987.  Although my ears were ringing for days afterward, it was one of the best concerts I have ever attended, and I have attended many.  He did a Hendrix tribute that was pure musical genius. A-frickin-mazing!

 
Great venue. I saw a half-dozen shows there (lived in ABQ '96-'04), but nothing quite like Stevie must have been; wonderful intimate setting for a show like that.


Has anyone out there ever been to a concert at the Paolo Soleri Theatre?  It's located in the magical, mystical foothills of Santa Fe, NM.  I saw Stevie there around 1987.  Although my ears were ringing for days afterward, it was one of the best concerts I have ever attended, and I have attended many.  He did a Hendrix tribute that was pure musical genius. A-frickin-mazing!

Is it too early to start drinkin' cause this sure gives me the urge. {#Dancingbanana_2}
Stevie Ray Vaughn.........There is no substitute!!
 htowncoog wrote:
Gotta give it a 10!
 

Yeah, pretty much anything by SRV!
Gotta give it a 10!
Saw SRV way back in 1987.  My ears are still ringing from that show! Truly amazing!!
Awww, first R.L. and now Stevie. I miss them both. {#Sad}

Rockin' the blues - luv it! {#Dance}

 arserocket wrote:
Up there with the best - he was amazing. What a loss
 
Yeah, buddy.  RIP SRV.{#Cry}

Back in the early 90's, a guy I used to work with said he saw Stevie Ray at Antone's here in Austin. My buddy was hanging out after Stevie finished drinking a beer right about closing time. There were about 10 people still milling around. Stevie came out and sat on the edge of the stage, the 10 people pulled up chairs, and he played for half an hour or so. Would have been nice to have one of those seats.
FallenMissAmerica wrote:
Is that what they're calling it these days..?
hahaha...that's what I've been calling them for 25 - 30 years :sunny:
Up there with the best - he was amazing. What a loss
:bananajam: :bounce: : :guitarist: drummer:
peyotecoyote wrote:
YUMMY GUITAR LICKS!!
Is that what they're calling it these days..?
YUMMY GUITAR LICKS!!
Ericac wrote:
Could listen to this guy all day long. Just wonder what music we've missed since his untimely death....
Oh yes I could not agree more :yes:
psg wrote:
A breath o' fresh air after listening to U2 ...
agree
Could listen to this guy all day long. Just wonder what music we've missed since his untimely death....
Just what this poor overworked accountant needs 2 days before tax day whilst working my way through the piles of financials--woke up the brain cells! Thanks, Bill! (Loved it when the dog barked on the air, by the way!) :clap:
Now THAT is how you open a song!
A breath o' fresh air after listening to U2 ...
(click here) VERY wrong video...
Thank God I saw him live. Now I give him a cigarette or flowers or a salute whenever I pass him on Lady Bird Lake.
SRV and Double Trouble was our "House Band" when I was in College. I cried when he left this world. Still brings a sorrow to my heart when I hear him, but this song is his 'Stairway to Heaven' or 'Satisfaction' or 'Hey Jude'.
i'm afraid that if i (bein from tx) even typed anything negative about srv, i would be hunted down and beaten. probably just a tx thing. lucky for me i celebrate the entire srv catalogue. i am an srv fan.
Angloray wrote:
I'm with you...I can't enjoy this anymore. :(
I used to feel that way until my daughter (aged 5) ran around the house naked singing along to it. Infused it with new life & memories.
On_The_Beach wrote:
Love Stevie Ray, but this track really has been played to death. How about something a little more obscure from SRV?
I'm with you...I can't enjoy this anymore. :(
On_The_Beach wrote:
Love Stevie Ray, but this track really has been played to death. How about something a little more obscure from SRV?
Like Willie the Wimp.
This Man is very much missed in this house,Pride and Joy to you Ray! :sunny:
dreaming in blues...it's the best
:bananajam: :drummer: :bounce: :dancingbanana: :notworthy: :sunny: Awesome!
Makes me wish I was doing the concert thing and more aware of the awesome power of Stevie Ray much earlier. I didn't get on to his music until the 90's so missed the opportunity to see him live. I can't imagine what it would have been like.
Oh Stevie, why did you have to leave us so soon? :group-hug:
I love a good scorcher first thing in the morning. Love SRV
great song, just before leaving for work...