Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan

Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan

by Stevie Ray Vaughan
     
 

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The musician who most thoroughly exemplifies the saying that the blues had a baby called rock ‘n’ roll is Stevie Ray Vaughan. The guitarist-singer-songwriter adored influential players like Albert King, John Lee Hooker, and Otis Rush, but he paid them tribute without copying their styles or mimicking their stage personas. This risky approach to traditional music, and…  See more details below

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The musician who most thoroughly exemplifies the saying that the blues had a baby called rock ‘n’ roll is Stevie Ray Vaughan. The guitarist-singer-songwriter adored influential players like Albert King, John Lee Hooker, and Otis Rush, but he paid them tribute without copying their styles or mimicking their stage personas. This risky approach to traditional music, and the singular sound that resulted, brought Vaughan fame beyond his or the music world’s wildest dreams. His tragic death in the early '90s ended a career that seemed to have no limits, but a large volume of recordings keeps Vaughan’s presence alive. SRV Plays the Blues showcases many of his best-loved material. Some of it comes from studio recordings and others are drawn from his live concerts. One previous unreleased recording, a 1987 live version of “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” features two Vaughan guitar solos that illustrate the energy he poured into his performances.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
While 2002's Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble is the place to go for the complete picture, Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan works well as a nice single-disc introduction to the work of the influential blues guitarist. Perhaps a few more hits could have been included to make this more attractive to the curious buyer, but with a previously unreleased live version of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and a track listing that dodges much of the 1995 Greatest Hits collection, this does offer an alternative for longtime fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972665528
catalogNumber:
726655
Rank:
1218

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stevie Ray Vaughan   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Chris Layton   Drums
Jackie Newhouse   Bass
Tommy Shannon   Bass
Reese Wynans   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Larry Davis   Composer
Buddy Guy   Composer
John Lee Hooker   Composer
Earl King   Composer
Hound Dog Taylor   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Steven Berkowitz   Producer
Doyle Bramhall   Composer
Ulrich Felsburg   Executive Producer
Jim Gaines   Producer
Elmore James   Composer
Chris Layton   Producer
Andy McKaie   Producer
Richard Mullen   Producer
Otis Rush   Composer
Andy Schwartz   Liner Notes
Tommy Shannon   Producer
Stevie Ray Vaughan   Composer,Producer
Vartan   Art Direction
Bob Irwin   Producer
E. Jones   Composer
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble   Producer
Don Hunstein   Cover Photo
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Howard Fritzon   Art Direction
Jim Capfer   Producer
Martin Scorsese   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Margaret Bodde   Producer
Wayne Bell   Producer
Joseph Scott   Composer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Alex Gibney   Producer
Adam Owett   Art Direction
Richard Hutton   Producer
Ellen Nygaard   Icon
Triana DOrazio   Packaging Manager,Package Manager
Paul G. Allen   Executive Producer
Jody Patton   Executive Producer
John Martin.   Producer
Jeff Jones   Executive Producer
John Martin   Producer

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