David Bowie, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Nile Rodgers recording 'Let's Dance'.
Thanks to Susans for tracking down this rather elusive shot.
Words are flowing out like endless rain...
Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'LIVE AT MONTREUX 1982 & 1985' that we mentioned at the start of the month (11/02/01 NEWS: BOWIE FOREWORD FOR STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN CD) is due out tomorrow on Sony. As we said before, the 19-track CD features a 1,200 word foreword by David, from which, another exclusive excerpt:
"December rolled around and after only a couple or so weeks in the studio Nile Rodgers and I had put down the tracks and vocals of my new album, Let's Dance. All that was left was to overdub the lead guitar. In the third week of December Stevie strolled into the Power Station and proceeded to rip-up everything one thought about dance records.
After his blistering solo on the title song he ambled into the control room and with a cheeky smile on his face, shyly quipped, 'That one's for Albert', knowing full well that I would understand that King's own playing was the genesis for that solo.
One after another he knocked down solo upon solo, song upon song. In a ridiculously short time he had become midwife to the sound that I had had ringing in my ears all year. A dance form that had its melody rooted in a European sensibility but owed its impact to the blues."
You can read the other 1,050 words of the foreword if you get your hands on a copy of the CD booklet tomorrow. Read about David's joy of discovering Stevie's talent, and the sadness and heartbreak behind the last-minute cancellation of the late guitarist's place on 'The Serious Moonlight Tour'.