Greatest Hits

Performers Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Epic | November 7, 1995 | Compact Disc

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In a cool little twist, this compilation of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble material starts with a cover of the Beatles' "Taxman." The song actually shows how dirty, down and funky SRV can make a song - even a pop number - sound when he and his crew get to work. But Greatest Hits also includes some classic numbers by the group, from the title track from his Texas Flood album through "Crossfire" from In Step and ending with "Life Without You" the smoky ballad from Soul to Soul. SRV's legacy will never fade. His ability to crank out searing solos, bullish rhythms and sing so soulfully will never see a match.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 7, 1995

Genre: Texas/W. Coast Blues

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1995

Label Name: Epic

UPC: 074646621721

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Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

Performers Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 7, 1995

Genre: Texas/W. Coast Blues

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1995

Label Name: Epic

UPC: 074646621721


Title Track Time
1.Taxman - (previously unreleased) --
2.Texas Flood --
3.House Is Rockin', The --
4.Pride And Joy --
5.Tightrope --
6.Little Wing --
7.Crossfire --
8.Change It --
9.Cold Shot --
10.Couldn't Stand The Weather --
11.Life Without You --

Editorial Notes

Full performer name: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Stevie Ray Vaughan (guitar, vocals); Reese Wynans (keyboards); Tommy Shannon (bass); Chris Layton (drums); Doyle Bramhall. Producers include: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richard Mullen, Jim Gains, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon. Includes liner notes by Dan Forte. When Stevie Ray Vaughan's helicopter crashed in August 1990, the world lost more than just a musical giant. Stevie Ray's short life contained all the elements of a hero's journey--from obscurity, through adversity, to glory. His meteoric rise in the public's eye began after a stellar performance at the 1982 Montreaux Jazz Festival, which led to a gig with David Bowie (on LET'S DANCE) and a demo that ended up becoming TEXAS FLOOD, an outstanding debut from one of the most influential blues artists ever to call Texas home. Five years after his passing, Vaughan is honored with a GREATEST HITS collection, gathering songs from each phase of his recording career. From that first album comes the seminal "Pride And Joy," a hard-swinging rhythmic twister revealing Stevie Ray's prowess on the guitar. The man was a monster--simultaneously playing sweaty rhythms and soulful leads, while also handling vocal chores. When he moans that "it's flooding down in Texas, all the telephones lines are down," the depth of his emotion makes you feel the water rising. The guitar solo that follows--reaching, bending, testifying--can only come from someone truly in touch with his soul, and with the soul of his Stratocaster. It elicits a stunning array of colors, with a tone as warm and gruff as all of the Lone Star state. After TEXAS FLOOD (1983), COULDN'T STAND THE WEATHER (1984) and SOUL TO SOUL (1985), Vaughan took control of his life and confronted his substance abuses. GREATEST HITS kicks off with a high-energy, blues-shuffle rendition of "Taxman," recorded on his first trip to the studio since becoming sober, and in Stevie Ray's hands The Beatles' tune sounds as Texan as the man himself. 1989's IN STEP was further testimony to his recovery and to his conquest of demons that seem to haunt every legendary blues man. GREATEST HITS is the soundtrack to these struggles and triumphs.
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