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Celebration of Blues & Soul: The 1989 Inaugural Concert

This March will be the world television premiere for this never-before-seen historic concert featuring Steve Ray Vaughan and some of the biggest names in blues and rock history performing their greatest hits. Recorded during a live Presidential Inaugural concert event in 1989, the video and audio tapes of this concert were presumed lost for more than 20 years.


Writing in The New York Times on January 23, 1989, music critic John Rockwell declared the four-hour blues-and-soul concert dubbed a “Celebration for Young Americans” nothing less than “a night for boogying and head-scratching.” It was the final event of George H.W. Bush’s inaugural weekend, but was far more down-home than D.C. thanks to a line-up assembled by the late Lee Atwater, the GOP dirty-trickster who’d done some time playing guitar with Percy Sledge. Among the performers were Oak Cliff’s own Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan (who shared a stage during “Frosty” and “Love Struck Baby”), Rolling Stone Ron Wood, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Fort Worth’s Delbert McClinton, Sam Moore and other bold-faced bluesmen and woman whose names appear in myriad halls of fame.

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Thursday, November 27, 10:30 pm on LPB

Friday, November 28, 9:30 pm on LPB2

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$180 - CELEBRATION 1989 COMBO2

Combo, CD + 2 CD Set + DVD: CD, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Greatest Hits - The Real Deal 1


$150 - CELEBRATION 1989 COMBO

Combo, 2 CD Set + DVD: 2 CD Set, Stax 50th - A 50th Anniversary Collection and DVD, A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert


$90 - CELEBRATION 1989 DVD

DVD, A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidental Inaugural Concert


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