Part 9a - Promotional Releases (1983-1986)

1983 - Pride and Joy

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy US Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy US Promo
Pride and Joy (US) - Format: 7”; Label: Epic; Cat No: 34-04031

US promo for the band’s debut single. Same track on each side.

A. Pride and Joy
B. Pride and Joy

1983 - Love Struck Baby

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Love Struck Baby UK Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Love Struck Baby UK Promo
Love Struck Baby (UK) - Format: 7”; Label: Epic; Cat No: A3689

UK promo for the band’s second single. “Promotion Copy, Not For Sale” printed on label.

A. Love Struck Baby
B. Rude Mood
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Love Struck Baby AUSL Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Love Struck Baby AUSL Promo
Love Struck Baby (AUSL) - Format: 7”; Label: Epic; Cat No: ES 923

Australian promo for the band’s second single. “Remains the property of CBS Records Australia Ltd and is not for sale”.

A. Love Struck Baby
B. Lenny
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Love Struck Baby German Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Love Struck Baby German Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Love Struck Baby German Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Love Struck Baby German Promo
Love Struck Baby (GER) - Format: 7”; Label: Epic; Cat No: EPC PROSI 10

German promo with a large centre. Front cover reads "Nur für Promotion" which is “Only forPromotion” in Finnish. Labels read “Taken from the album Texas Flood EPC 25 534”

A. Love Struck Baby
B. Mary had a Little Lamb

1983 - Mary Had a Little Lamb / Love Struck Baby

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Mary had a Little Lamb French Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Mary had a Little Lamb French Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Mary had a Little Lamb French Promo
Mary Had a Little Lamb / Love Struck Baby (FRA) - Format: 12”; Label: Epic; Cat No: SDC 11025

French only 12” promo in a picture sleeve. It has“Interdit à la vente” on the front sleeve, which means “Prohibited from sale”. On the label is has “Tirage limité reserve a la promotion” which means“Limited edition, reserved for promotion”. The same 2 tracks are on both sides.

A1. Mary Had a Little Lamb
A2. Love Struck Baby
B1. Mary Had a Little Lamb
B2. Love Struck Baby

1983 - A Legend in the Making

Stevie Ray Vaughan - A Legend in the Making Canadian Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - A Legend in the Making Canadian Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - A Legend in the Making Canadian Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - King Biscuit Flower Hour 1991
A Legend in the Making (CAN) - Format: LP; Label: Epic; Cat No: CDN 115

Canadian only promo issued for radio station play only. Live at the El Mocambo, Toronto, 20th July 1983. “For radio broadcast only - Not for sale. CBS Records retains ownership.”
Commercially released as a limited edition 2LP set on coloured vinyl (grey & white) containing the complete show for the first time in connection with the 2015 “Record Store Day”.
Artwork is identical to the 1983 promo apart from dropping the ‘CBS Records Retains Ownership” disclaimer. The labels drop both disclaimers.
The full show was also released on CD the same year as an expanded edition of the “A Legend in the Making” promo release in the ‘Complete Epic Recordings’ box set.

Tracklisting:
A1 Testify
A2 Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
A3 Pride & Joy
A4 Tell Me
A5 Mary Had A Little Lamb
A6 Love Struck Baby
B1 Texas Flood
B2 Lenny
B3 Rude Mood 

1984 - Cold Shot

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot AUSL Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot AUSL Promo
Cold Shot (AUSL) - Format: 7”; Label: Epic; Cat No: ES 988

Australian 7”promo.

A. Cold Shot
B. Scuttle Buttin’
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot German Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot German Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot German Promo
Cold Shot (GER) - Format: 7”; Label: CBS-Blitzinformation; Cat No: CBS PROSI 22

German promo with SRV on the A-Side and The Alarm on the B-Side. Issued on the CBS Records special promo series.

A. Cold Shot
B. Sixty-Eight Guns (The Alarm)

1984 - Couldn’t Stand the Weather

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather US Promo
Couldn’t Stand the Weather (US) - Format: 12”; Label: Epic; Cat No: AS 1919

US 12 inch promo which plays at 33rpm and has the same track on both sides.

A. Couldn’t Stand the Weather
B. Couldn’t Stand the Weather
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather US Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather AUSL Promo
Couldn’t Stand the Weather (AUSL) - Format: 7”; Label: Epic; Cat No: ES 1008

Australian 7”promo, with different tracklisting.

A. Couldn’t Stand the WeatherB. Stang’s Swang

1985 - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Chile US Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Chile US Promo
Voodoo Chile (US) - Format: 12”; Label: Epic; Cat No: ES 1008US

12” promo in CBS sleeve. Contains the 7:58 version of Voodoo Chile (Slight Return).

A. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
B1. Couldn’t Stand the Weather
B2. Cold Shot
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Chile German Promo
Voodoo Chile (GER) - Format: 7” - Label: CBS-Blitzinformation; Cat No: EPC PROSI 21

German promo, released as part of CBS Record’s “Blitzinformation” promo series. The 1985 Loreley Rockpalast Festival in advertised on the sleeve.

A. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) (edit)
B. Couldn’t Stand the Weather

1985 - Change It

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Change It US Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Change It US Promo
Change It (US) - Format: 7”; Label: Epic; Cat No: 34-05731

US promo. Same track on both sides. “Demonstration, Not for Sale and “Taken from the Epic LP Soul to Soul FE40036” printed on label.

A. Change it
B. Change it  
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Change It AUSL Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Change It AUSL Promo
Change It (AUSL) - Format: 7”; Label: Epic; Cat No: ES 1100

Australian promo. “Taken from the LP Soul to Soul” printed on label.

A. Change it
B. Life Without You
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Change It US Promo 12 inch
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Change It US Promo 12 inch
Change It (US) - Format: 12”; Label: Epic; Cat No: EAS 2208

US promo with different tracks. Plays at 33rpm. “Demonstration, Not for Sale and “Taken from the Epic LP Soul to Soul FE40036” printed on label.

A. Change it
B. Looking Out the Window

1985 - Look at Little Sister

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Look at Little Sister US 12 inch Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Look at Little Sister US 12 inch Promo
Look at Little Sister (US) - Format: 12”; Label: Epic; Cat No: EAS 2180

US promo. Plays at 33rpm. “Demonstration, Not for Sale and “Taken from the Epic LP Soul to Soul FE40036” printed on label.

A. Look at Little Sister
B. Say What!
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Look at Little Sister AUSL 12 inch Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Look at Little Sister AUSL 12 inch Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Look at Little Sister AUSL 12 inch Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Look at Little Sister AUSL 12 inch Promo
Look at Little Sister - (AUSL) Format: 12”; Label: Epic; Cat No: EAS 2180

Australian promo. “Taken from the LP Soul to Soul” printed on label. Comes in red picture sleeve. On the back it reads - "On tour across Australia - March ‘86 with special guests from the USA, The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Then lists the AUSL tour dates.

A. Look at Little Sister
B. Say What!

1985 - JVC Jazz Festival 1985

Stevie Ray Vaughan - JVC Jazz Festival 1985
Stevie Ray Vaughan - JVC Jazz Festival 1985
JVC Jazz Festival 1985 - (US) Format: VHS; Label: JVC; Cat No: n/a

US VHS promo for “in store play only”, produced by JVC to promote their range of products. It was produced using JVC technology and products. This performance is not available anywhere else.

1. Couldn’t Stand the Weather (Live at the JVC Jazz Festival, Newport RI, 1985)

1986 - Superstition

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Superstition US 12 inch Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Superstition US 12 inch Promo
Superstition (US) - Format: 12”; Label: Epic; Cat No: EAS 2524

US promo. Plays at 33rpm. “Demonstration, Not for Sale and “Taken from the Epic LP Live Alive EZ 40511” printed on label.

A. Superstition (short intro)
B. Superstition (long intro)
Superstition (CAN) - Format: 12”; Label: Epic; Cat No: 12CDN-323

Canadian promo. Issued in a plain white sleeve with a sticker that reads: “From the forthcoming album Live Alive.

A. Superstition (short intro)
B. Superstition (long intro)
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Superstition Canadian 12 inch Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Superstition Canadian 12 inch Promo
Stevei Ray Vaughan - King Biscuit's Music Show
Superstition (SPA) - Format: 7”; Label: Epic; Cat No: EPC 650281-7

Spanish promo. “Disco Promocional, Venda Proibida” printed on rear of sleeve. Included was a promotional flyer with a bio about SRV.

A. Superstition (live)
B. Pride and Joy (live)

1986 - Willie the Wimp

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Willie the Wimp US Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Willie the Wimp US Promo
Willie the Wimp (US) - Format: 7”; Label: Epic; Cat No: 34-06996

US promo. “Taken from the Epic Album Live Alive EZ 40511” printed on label.

A. Willie the Wimp (Edit)
B. Willie the Wimp (LP Version)
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Willie the Wimp US 12 inch Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Willie the Wimp US 12 inch Promo
Willie the Wimp (US) - Format: 12”; Label: Epic; Cat No: EAS 2615

US promo. Housed in a unique custom printed gold promotional stamped sleeve detailing the true story of Willie The Wimp and the Chicago underworld. Same track both sides.
“Taken from the Epic LP “Live Alive” E2 40511” printed on label.

A. Willie the Wimp (LP version)
B. Willie the Wimp (LP version)

1986 - Selected Cuts

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Selected Cuts US Promo Cassette
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Selected Cuts US Promo Cassette
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Selected Cuts US Promo Cassette
Selected Cuts (US) - Format: Cassette; Label: Epic; Cat No: 40511

US promo cassette. Issued on plain cassette with printed label and text only artwork. Same tracks on both sides.

Tracklisting:
A1. Superstition
A2. I’m Leaving You (Commit a Crime)
A3. Willie the Wimp
A4. Little Sister (sic)
A5. Love Struck Baby
B1. Superstition
B2. I’m Leaving You (Commit a Crime)
B3. Willie the Wimp
B4. Little Sister (sic)
B5. Love Struck Baby

1986 - Sounds Free

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Sounds Free UK Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Sounds Free UK Promo
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Sounds Free UK Promo
Sounds Free (UK) - Format: 7”; Label: Epic; Cat No: XPS 214

UK promo given away with Sounds magazine, a UK rock magazine (similar to Melody Maker). 4 tracks, one with SRV.

Tracklisting:
A1. Change it
A2. Why Get Up (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
B1. Physical Contact (Andrew Caine)
B2. Living After Dark (Terraplane)

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