The effects of the debut LP "Texas Flood" by Stevie Ray Vaughan at the time of publication in 1983 can not be overestimated. At this time the Blues had nowhere near the importance it had in the 60's - "Texas Flood" changed the basic, entered the top 40 of the charts and stayed there for more than half a year, unheard of for a blues LP . Vaughan became a genuine star and so lit the revival of the blues. The effects were nothing less than monumental, yet Vaughan was criticized despite his amazing skills on the guitar, for his little distinct voice. Instead, the critics, the effects were only too obvious, whether Albert King's pinched yet powerful unilateral or Larry Davis' emotive vocals. There is a grain of truth in these allegations, but it was just what "Texas Flood" helped to its meaning. Vaughan made no attempt to hide his influences, he celebrated them and so punmpte fresh blood into a familiar genre. As Vaughan and his band Double Trouble recordings of this album in 1982 for a period of three days away, the single tracks were already on countless live performances been played, he knew exactly how he had to treat his material in order to achieve maximum impact. The album is structured like a live performance, it starts with the two best self-written song, "Love Struck Baby" and "Pride and Joy", then leads on to two cover versions, the simmering on low heat for the title track and an exciting interpretation of Howlin ' Wolf's "Tell Me", and then to come up with "Dirty Pool" and "I'm Crying" to climax. For the grand finale Vaughan continues with "Lenny" his wife still a lyrical jazzy monument.