Friday, August 3, 2007

Double Trouble with Special Guests, Austin City Limits 2001

I ripped this from a VHS tape that I purchased on e-prey. It looks to be an official release but who knows.

This show was broadcast on Austin City Limits in 2001.

Renowned throughout the 1980s as the powerful rhythm machine behind the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble have also been an integral part of two other high profile Texas bands: the hard rocking Arc Angels and soulful Storyville. With the recent completion of the first Double Trouble record Been A Long Time, the two enlist some of today's hottest blues players to help them step from out of the background and into the spotlight.
Growing up in Texas, Shannon and Layton both figured out early on that their life's calling would have a beat to it. In the panhandle hamlet of Dumas, Shannon began playing guitar while absorbing the limited styles of music available to him. After high school, it was off to Big D where he was quickly exposed to the sounds of blues and soul — a revelation he could not have imagined while growing up. Under the guidance of Texas guitar great Johnny Winter, Shannon began an apprenticeship with the music he would play the rest of his life.
Layton left his hometown of Corpus Christi for Austin to expand his musical horizons after cutting his teeth in jazz and funk bands. After a stint with local favorites Greezy Wheels, he hooked-up with Shannon and became half of Vaughan's vaunted rhythm section. The rest, as they say, is music history.

"Cry Sky" (Malford Milligan vocals)

"Turn Towards the Mirror" (Charlie Sexton)

"Say One Thing" (Doyle Bramhall)

"In the Middle of the Night" (Jimmie Vaughan & Lou Ann Barton)

"Let the Good Times Roll" (Susan Tedeschi)

"In the Garden" (Susan Tedeschi)

"Baby There's No One Like You" (Jonny Lang)

"Ground Hog Day" (Jonny Lang)

"Skyscraper" (Charlie Sexton, Malford Milligan vocals)

"Too Many Ways To Fall" (Charlie Sexton)

WMA 10 CBR @ 96kps


Trustar said...

Looks like a very tasty offering. Thanks for sharing.


Trustar vibrations

WVKayaker said...

The 1st tune is ok, the rest is very nice, Johnny Lang really belts it out here.
Thanks for the comment and stopping by....

sipp said...

I have quite a few ASL shows as well as this one. I have seen Storyville a few times too. I have
never thought about ripping the audio from it and now thanks to you I do not have to. Thank you very much for this share. Nice site
hope to visit again soon.

WVKayaker said...

thanks again for your comments and stopping by.
I appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

Thank you !

I saw the Arc Angels in 1993 - the first half of the show was sloppy ( ? a "chemical reaction" ),and then it was as if a switch had been flipped and the rest was amazing !!

Love your blog !!

Dr Gonzo

WVKayaker said...

Not sure what the Arc Angels connection is, but fill me in anyways...and as always, we appreciate you stopping by and making a comment!

Anonymous said...


WVKayaker said...

Thank you

Bud_e_luv_bomb said...

"Not sure what the Arc Angels connection is, but fill me in anyways"

Tommy and Whipper had a band called Arc Angles with Doyle and Charlie after SRV passed away. Thy released one album together, and a few songs on the "Double Trouble" album.

WVKayaker said...

Thanks for that Bud_e_luv_bomb!

WVKayaker said...

Here's afollow up on Arc Angels from:

ARC ANGELS - Arc Angels (1992)


There are one-hit wonders throughout the history of music, but very few one-album wonders like the Arc Angels. After the death of blues-rock guitar hero Stevie Ray Vaughan, fellow singing guitarists, Texans, and Vaughan devotees Doyle Bramhall II and Charlie Sexton formed the quartet with Vaughan's rhythm section of bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton. Their 1992 debut release would also be their swan song, but the self-titled album would prove to be one of the best rock/pop/blues recordings of the decade as well. The opening "Living in a Dream" is the only tune Sexton and Bramhall II co-composed, and is perhaps the closest that the Arc Angels come to re-creating Vaughan's signature sound. "Paradise Cafe" is one of a handful of tracks Sexton co-wrote with pop composer Tonio K., but he and Bramhall II engage in some ZZ Top-like call-and-response vocals, and Bramhall II's Vaughan dedication, "Sent by Angels," features some of the album's most impassioned singing. Funky tunes like "Sweet Nadine," "Good Time," and "Carry Me On" lighten the mood, and Shannon, Layton, and guest keyboardist Ian McLagan play brilliantly throughout in setting up the singing guitarists. The spirit of Vaughan permeates the recording, from the production of Little Steven to the liner notes, yet never sounds forced, purposeful, or contrived. Alas, the final two songs -- the rocking "Shape I'm In" and epic "Too Many Ways to Fall" -- sport titles that point toward the Arc Angels being a Vaughan-like comet rather than a future veteran group. Sexton's solo recording career had started as a teenager; Bramhall II and his father Doyle Bramhall were friends of Vaughan's (the elder Bramhall even composing and co-composing tunes with the guitar giant). But the two frontmen who complemented each other so well nonetheless couldn't blend their egos as easily. Arc Angels stands as testimony that a band needn't have a long career to have a lasting legacy.

01. Living In A Dream
02. Paradise Cafe
03. Sent By Angels
04. Sweet Nadine
05. Good Time
06. See What Tomorrow Brings
07. Always Believed In You
08. The Famous Jane
09. Spanish Moon
10. Carry Me On
11. Shape I'm In
12. Too Many Ways To Fall

Go to Zinhof's blog if you want the album.

asingingsmile said...

I have been looking for this recording for over four years... I can't believe I finally found it!! You have no idea how long I have been jonesing for this. Thank you so much!

Camarillo Brillo said...

glad you found here asingingsmile...thanks for stopping by and leaving some feedback

Anonymous said...

I'm a little late to this party, but asingingsmile, I'm with you. I got home just as this show was starting way back in '01 & couldn't pull myself away to try & find a blank VHS tape. I kept thinking "they'll surely show this episode again" HA! Not my lame @$$ed PBS station. I had all but given up when I found your site. Thanks a million Jim!

Camarillo Brillo said...

you are welcome!
Thanks for the feedback!

Anonymous said...

This was one of my favorite musical moments on ACL. I really loved the sass between Lou Ann & Jimmie for their song, and absolutely loved Johnny Lang doing Dr. John's cut from the album. Do you happen to have any video clips from that show or just audio? Thanks a bunch!

Camarillo Brillo said...

It's a good one for sure.
Sorry, I don't have any video to share...

dmkc1207 said...

I know this is an old blog, but I'd love a re-up on this..and if you send me the vid, I'll rip it!!!

Camarillo Brillo said...

New Link:

dmkc1207 said...

Cam, you are the MAN.. really appreciate the effort, there is some fine stuff here...if the vid should ever turn up, please post....Thanks again!

Camarillo Brillo said...

will do, enjoy!

dmkc1207 said...

Cam, I posted a req @ my blues forum and a member came up with this might want to pass it along to others who (like me) found your site in a search..the vid is available here...thanks again

Camarillo Brillo said...

Thanks for the link dmkc1207!

Anonymous said...

Met Chris Layton shortly after ths was taped, and before it was broadcast. I had read it would be on ACL, then one day he came into where I worked. One thing he said, it came together so nicely. They had only rehearsed something like 8 or 10 hours before the taping. I taped it, although I don't think the VHS will play anymore. Still wish PBS will either rebroadcast, or release the show. I've seen Bramhall II, Sexton, and Layton in various projects since then. Last time I saw Charlie, he left town with Dylan after a show, and rejoined his band for a tour

Camarillo Brillo said...

thanks for the cool feedback!

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