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Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Taxman / The House Is Rockin' FLAC album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Taxman
Written-By – George Harrison
3:32
B The House Is Rockin'
Written-By – D. Bramhall*, Stevie Ray Vaughan
2:23

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Notes

Some copies were packaged with a jukebox title strip.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 9870-78205-7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 098707820571
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): ZSS 78205A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): ZSS 78205B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ESK 7424 Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Taxman ‎(CD, Single, Promo) Epic ESK 7424 US 1995


Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble - Taxman / The House Is Rockin' FLAC album

Musician performer: Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble

Title: Taxman / The House Is Rockin'

Country: US

Date of release: 1995

Style: Blues Rock, Rock & Roll

Genre: Rock / Blues

Size FLAC: 1780 mb

Rating: 4.7 / 5

Votes: 938

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Rich Vulture
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We took a listen to it and thought it sounded real good and decided to put it on the record.’Of course, he was referring to the track when he said it had been “sitting in the can for several years” but I thought it was an interesting choice of words regarding the movie. Note he only says the movie “never came out,” not that it was never made. Could it be-just possible-that this movie was made, and just never released? Could it still be sitting in Sony’s vaults somewhere? Hmmm. Interesting.I still don’t know if Michael and Stevie ever met. But it was interesting to find out that Taxman had been specifically recorded for a Michael Jackson project. And knowing Michael’s imagination, it probably would’ve been one helluva movie.Interestingly enough, Stevie Ray’s cover of Taxman has been lauded by many music critics (those brave enough not to consider it sacrilege) as a superior version toThe Beatles’. 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Rich Vulture
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Could it be possible that Michael was a fan, and listened to his music? It seemed far fetched, but keep in mind, Michael’s musical tastes were very eclectic, and the average person would be surprised to know some of the artists he listened to. But more than that, I began to wonder: Had they ever met? Had they ever collaborated on any projects?This wasn’t a total stab in the dark, because they already had two very obvious connections. The first, of course, was the shared friendship with Stevie Wonder. But there was another, even bigger one: They just happened to share the same record label-Sony. And as it turned out, it was their mutual love for The Beatles-and Michael’s share in The Beatles catalogue- that resulted in a track Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble specifically recorded for Michael Jackson. 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Coiron
***Michael Jackson - "Canceled Beatles Project" - Any Archived Information? (Stevie Ray Vaughan notes)From what I have read, at one time Michael Jackson was planning a "Beatles Tribute / Cover Album" or a "Beatles Related Project" of some kind after he purchased the ATV Publishing Rights. Michael Jackson had recorded the song "Come Together" during this time period and from what I have recently learned, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble may have recorded their version of the song "Taxman" for the same Michael Jackson project.In addition to being a life long Michael Jackson fan, I have also been life long fan of the guitar playing of Stevie Ray Vaughan. I started trying to find out more information about this after I recently saw a video interview with Stevie Ray Vaughan from May/1988 - it was a "Much Music Canada" interview, and when asked what he was currently working on, Stevie Ray Vaughan replied that he had just recorded his own, unique version of "Taxman" for a Michael Jackson project he was working on. Because Stevie Ray Vaughan may have actually worked on a Michael Jackson project of some kind, I have been extremely curious about any details available I can find - In 1995 the song "Taxman" was officially released as a new song for the posthumous SRV album "Greatest Hits" and until recently, I had personally never made the connection as to why Stevie Ray Vaughan had recorded a random Beatles song. I never noticed the details, like when and why it was actually recorded. ...Here is some of the information I have found online regarding Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Greatest Hits" release and the song "Taxman" -- that also mentions Michael Jackson:Both of the recordings were released in 1995 - "Come Together" on MJs "HIStory" in June/95 and "Taxman" on SRVs "Greatest Hits" in October/95.An SRV Fan Site NoteStevie Ray VaughanGreatest hits (LP/CD)'Taxman'"Michael Jackson was at some stage putting together a Beatles tribute album, probably tocelebrate his acquisition of the rights to their catalogue. This George Harrison compositionwas to be SRV & DT’s contribution. The album was canceled, but the song eventually surfaced here."A portion of an article when SRV's "Greatest Hit" was releasedThe latest Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble release is `Greatest Hits' - no surprises here, apart from a version of the Beatles' `Taxman'. A rather unusual choice of cover?`Several years ago, it was either `86 or `87, Michael Jackson was doing an animated movie for which he wanted to use all Beatles songs,' recalls Tommy Shannon, Double Trouble bassist and Stevie's longtime friend. `All these different musicians were doing Beatles' songs so we did `Taxman'. Something happened and the movie never came out so it's been sitting in the can for several years. We took a listen to it and thought it sounded real good and decided to put it on the record.'`But there's nothing else like`Taxman' that we're holding back,' adds Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton. --UPDATE--The Official SRV Fan Club will hopefully have some interesting information about this recording. I am also seeking information regarding other Beatles song covers done by artisits and musicians that were on EPIC records in the late 1980's. It also appears some there is some information directly from the actual Stevie Ray Vaughan Estate that mentions the recording of the song of "Taxman" by Stevie Ray Vaughan was part of a "Canceled Michael Jackson Project."...http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-91225.html?s=23bea522fde831489571bbda7455ec5f
Coiron
***Michael Jackson - "Canceled Beatles Project" - Any Archived Information? (Stevie Ray Vaughan notes)From what I have read, at one time Michael Jackson was planning a "Beatles Tribute / Cover Album" or a "Beatles Related Project" of some kind after he purchased the ATV Publishing Rights. Michael Jackson had recorded the song "Come Together" during this time period and from what I have recently learned, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble may have recorded their version of the song "Taxman" for the same Michael Jackson project.In addition to being a life long Michael Jackson fan, I have also been life long fan of the guitar playing of Stevie Ray Vaughan. I started trying to find out more information about this after I recently saw a video interview with Stevie Ray Vaughan from May/1988 - it was a "Much Music Canada" interview, and when asked what he was currently working on, Stevie Ray Vaughan replied that he had just recorded his own, unique version of "Taxman" for a Michael Jackson project he was working on. Because Stevie Ray Vaughan may have actually worked on a Michael Jackson project of some kind, I have been extremely curious about any details available I can find - In 1995 the song "Taxman" was officially released as a new song for the posthumous SRV album "Greatest Hits" and until recently, I had personally never made the connection as to why Stevie Ray Vaughan had recorded a random Beatles song. I never noticed the details, like when and why it was actually recorded. ...Here is some of the information I have found online regarding Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Greatest Hits" release and the song "Taxman" -- that also mentions Michael Jackson:Both of the recordings were released in 1995 - "Come Together" on MJs "HIStory" in June/95 and "Taxman" on SRVs "Greatest Hits" in October/95.An SRV Fan Site NoteStevie Ray VaughanGreatest hits (LP/CD)'Taxman'"Michael Jackson was at some stage putting together a Beatles tribute album, probably tocelebrate his acquisition of the rights to their catalogue. This George Harrison compositionwas to be SRV & DT’s contribution. The album was canceled, but the song eventually surfaced here."A portion of an article when SRV's "Greatest Hit" was releasedThe latest Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble release is `Greatest Hits' - no surprises here, apart from a version of the Beatles' `Taxman'. A rather unusual choice of cover?`Several years ago, it was either `86 or `87, Michael Jackson was doing an animated movie for which he wanted to use all Beatles songs,' recalls Tommy Shannon, Double Trouble bassist and Stevie's longtime friend. `All these different musicians were doing Beatles' songs so we did `Taxman'. Something happened and the movie never came out so it's been sitting in the can for several years. We took a listen to it and thought it sounded real good and decided to put it on the record.'`But there's nothing else like`Taxman' that we're holding back,' adds Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton. --UPDATE--The Official SRV Fan Club will hopefully have some interesting information about this recording. I am also seeking information regarding other Beatles song covers done by artisits and musicians that were on EPIC records in the late 1980's. It also appears some there is some information directly from the actual Stevie Ray Vaughan Estate that mentions the recording of the song of "Taxman" by Stevie Ray Vaughan was part of a "Canceled Michael Jackson Project."...http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-91225.html?s=23bea522fde831489571bbda7455ec5f
Maldarbaq
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single - Stevie Ray Vaughan http://www.45cat.com/artist/stevie-ray-vaughan
Maldarbaq
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single - Stevie Ray Vaughan http://www.45cat.com/artist/stevie-ray-vaughan