13-year-old Girl Plays SRV At Talent Show!
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“Texas Flood” was written by Larry Davis and Joseph Wade Scott. It’s also the title track for Stevie Ray Vaughan’s debut album along with his band Double Trouble. This blues standard was originally recorded by Larry Davis in Houston, Texas in 1958.
“Texas Flood” is a slow-tempo twelve-bar blues notated in 12/8 time in the key of A♭. It was written by Davis in California in 1955 and is credited to Davis and Duke Records arranger/trumpeter Joe Scott. Nominally about a flood in Texas, Davis used it as a metaphor for his relationship problems.
SRV was introduced to the song by the American electric blues singer Angela Strehli at Clifford Antone’s club in Austin, Texas. It was a hit and eventually became a part of SRV’s concert repertoire.
In 1983, Vaughan recorded “Texas Flood” for his debut album, also titled Texas Flood. He followed Davis’ song, although he added several twelve-bar sections of improvised guitar soloing, which nearly doubled the length of the song and provided a showcase for his electric guitar style. Although Vaughan performed it in the fingered key of G, he tuned his guitar one-half step lower resulting in a pitch of G♭.
During a Junior High Talent Show held on May 2008, 13-year-old Alicia killed it onstage with “Texas Flood” and “The House Is Rockin'”. It’s amazing how much potential this kid has. The video was taken seven years ago, so just imagine what she can do today!