This discussion comes up everytime I watch one of SRV's covers of a Hendrix song. Who is better, Jimi Hendrix, or Stevie Ray Vaughan? I'm kind of torn. SRV has this YouTube - Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (Long version!) Jimi Hendrix has this YouTube - Jimi Hendrix - Wild Thing Live Monterey 1967 SRV has raw technical ability, while hendrix was a song writing master and supreme overlord of tone. Hendrix did things no one ever did or has ever been done since, while SRV could play better.