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Double Trouble is an American blues rock band from Austin, Texas, formed by guitarist/singer Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1978. The group was active throughout the 1980s and responsible for reviving the blues, inspiring many later blues and rock musicians. Formed in Austin, Texas, by 1985 the group consisted of Vaughan, Chris Layton (drums), Tommy Shannon (bass), and Reese Wynans (keyboards), and while with Vaughan the band was billed Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Rooted in blues and rock music, the group worked in many genres ranging from ballads to soul, often incorporating jazz and other elements.

Initially a five-piece lineup with Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton (vocals), Fredde Walden (drums), Jackie Newhouse (bass) and Johnny Reno (saxophone), they built their reputation playing clubs around Texas over a four-year period. Molded into a trio, their musical potential was encouraged by producer John H. Hammond, who got the band a recording contract with Epic Records. They gained popularity after their debut album, Texas Flood, became a critical and commercial success in 1983. By the mid-1980s, they had become an international act, touring extensively around the world until August 1990, when Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash after departing East Troy, Wisconsin.

Various posthumous releases featuring Vaughan have been issued since his death, overseen by his brother Jimmie Vaughan. Since Vaughan's death, Double Trouble has continued in various capacities, releasing a studio album in 2001 and acting as a session band for blues and local Austin musicians. The band has sold over 11.5 million albums in the United States, receiving platinum certifications for all four of their studio albums featuring Vaughan. They have won four Grammy Awards including Best Contemporary Blues Performance for their album In Step (1989).

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1983 Texas Flood 4.5 16
1984 Couldn't Stand the Weather 5 12
1985 Soul to Soul 4 8
1989 In Step 3 9

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1991 The Sky Is Crying Compilation 5 6
1995 Greatest Hits Compilation 4
1999 The Real Deal: Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Compilation 2
2000 Blues at Sunrise Compilation 2
2000 S.R.V. Compilation 3
2002 The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Compilation 5 4
2006 The Real Deal: Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Compilation 1
Best Compilation 1
Look at Little Stevie Compilation 1
Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 1 Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1979 Live at the Bluebird Lounge Live 1
1986 Live Alive Live 3
1992 In the Beginning Live 5 5
1997 Live at Carnegie Hall Live 4 1
2001 Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985 Live 2
2006 Live in Tokyo 1985 Live 1
First Concert in Europe Live 1
Live at the El Mocambo Live 1
Rarities in Concert Live 1
Soul to Soul/Live at Montreaux '85, Volume 2 Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1991 A Lifelong Thing 2

Unspecified type

Year Title Rating Releases
Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 2 1

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