Robert Cray Download
May 25, 1987Auditorium Shores (Austin, TX)
Robert Cray Download
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Total Length:
1:13:13
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Robert Cray Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction00:27
  2. 2I Guess I Showed Her04:05
  3. 3T-Bone Shuffle04:52
  4. 4Interlude00:28
  5. 5Don't Touch Me04:24
  6. 6Foul Play04:46
  7. 7Bad Influence03:53
  8. 8Interlude00:47
  9. 9The Last Time (I Get Burned Like This)05:21
  10. 10Still Around04:41
  11. 11Back At The Chicken Shack07:03
  12. 12False Accusations05:03
  13. 13New Blood05:37
  14. 14Phone Booth03:57
  15. 15Playin' In The Dirt05:55
  16. 16Interlude00:45
  17. 17Smoking Gun05:41
  18. 18Interlude00:15
  19. 19Right Next Door (Because Of Me)05:13
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Item Number:
  • 20050063-5958-AD
Date:
  • May 25, 1987
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Introduction00:27
  2. 2I Guess I Showed Her04:05
  3. 3T-Bone Shuffle04:52
  4. 4Interlude00:28
  5. 5Don't Touch Me04:24
  6. 6Foul Play04:46
  7. 7Bad Influence03:53
  8. 8Interlude00:47
  9. 9The Last Time (I Get Burned Like This)05:21
  10. 10Still Around04:41
  11. 11Back At The Chicken Shack07:03
  12. 12False Accusations05:03
  13. 13New Blood05:37
  14. 14Phone Booth03:57
  15. 15Playin' In The Dirt05:55
  16. 16Interlude00:45
  17. 17Smoking Gun05:41
  18. 18Interlude00:15
  19. 19Right Next Door (Because Of Me)05:13
Total Length:
1:13:13
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Robert Cray - vocals, guitar; Richard Cousins - bass; Peter Boe - keyboards; David Olson - drums

This show was recorded at an outdoor music festival in Austin, Texas that featured The Fabulous Thunderbirds as headliners, and included guest appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe. Cray was riding high off the success of his previous year's Strong Persuader breakthrough album. That album - and its FM radio hit "Smoking Gun" - earned Cray a Grammy Award and made him one of the most highly demanded contemporary blues acts on the scene.

This show features the best tracks from Strong Persuader, in addition to material that would appear on his next release, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Cray, an educated, well dressed guitarist, is an artist many music fans would hardly expect to have the makings of a successful blues musician. After all, you have to suffer to play the blues, and Cray does not appear to have come from a life of hardship or heartache. Still, he plays and sings with total conviction, and his modern blues songs lean towards the traditional soul music of the classic 1960s and '70s Stax-Volt sound.

Cray always shares the spotlight with his band, and at the Austin festival keyboardist Peter Boe has several stand-out solos behind Cray's funky guitar fills and lead work. Highlights of this show include "Phone Booth," "Playin' In The Dirt," "Bad Influence," "The Last Time (I Get Burned Like That)" and "Smoking Gun" - the last of which brought down the house.

Cray never again received the kind of success he had enjoyed during this initial period is his career. He continued to record for MCA for the next few years, before moving over to the Rykodisc label where he made two more albums. He is currently signed to Sanctuary Records and continues to tour, though his current interests seem to lean more towards traditional soul music.

Whether in his early prime or contemporary maturity, however, Cray always makes for a great listen - a consummate musician with strong songwriting skills and an always authentic style.

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