Friday, October 26, 2012

Life By The Drop - Doyle Bramhall

Many fans of Stevie Ray Vaughan know the track "Life by the Drop" off of the posthumously released album "The Sky is Crying", but many do not know it was written by his close friend and co-song writer Doyle Bramhall.

Bramhall, who passed away in November of 2011, was a band mate of both Stevie and his older brother Jimmie Vaughan. It is believed to have been written about Bramhall and Vaughan, and the paths their lives took what they did to themselves and those around them due to their own substance abuse.

The version released by Vaughan is easily found by a simple search. This version was released off of Bramhall's 2003 album "Fitchburg Street".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkWqaiUhdGw