Caught On Tape: Stevie Ray Vaughan + Double Trouble Jam “Brought It On Myself” In Studio
A Rare Glimpse Into Stevie’s Studio Life
As generous as Stevie Ray Vaughan was about sharing intimate details about tour life, his gear, and the way he approached guitar playing there’s one part of his career that we didn’t really get a peek into: his studio life. I mean, Stevie spent a decent portion of his life in the studio, recording with Double Trouble or in some cases just jamming quietly by himself and letting the music come to him instead of chasing it during a marathon recording session. Lucky for us, one of his forays into the studio was caught on tape in March of 1985 – and it’s amazing.
Fun Fact: The band clocked over 800 hours of studio recordings during the Soul to Soul sessions.
Recorded during the band’s Soul to Soul sessions, “Brought It On Myself” features Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble being as silly and yet still immensely professional as we knew they’d be; there are giggles in between Stevie belching and trying to explain the song’s tempo to bandmates Reese Wynans, Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton and whether it’s the natural high of working with a group of musicians as talented as he or that of what Doyle Bramhall called “mounds of cocaine,” we can’t and won’t try and speculate on.
We will, however, say that despite the various distractions in the studio that day, Stevie and Double Trouble still delivered a take of “Brought It On Myself” that was absolutely stunning!