The previous two articles on the 1960’s and 1970’s were difficult but turning to the 1980’s brought on a new challenge. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t listen to a lot of 80’s music, so the number of albums I had to choose from was significantly smaller. However the following five albums are the albums I decided on as my favourites from that decade.
Stevie Ray Vaughan was a one of a kind, a blues king for a new generation of blues lovers around the world. Even though he passed away 26 years ago in 1990 we’re blessed to still have his studio albums, live albums and the countless bootlegs from so many shows he played during his career. Live bootlegs for someone as great as Stevie Ray Vaughan are essential listening, and this one recorded at Chicago Blues Festival in 1985 is no different.