Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The late Stevie Ray Vaughan, who led and championed the 1980s American blues resurgence, drew from a myriad of musical influences, from the soul of Muddy Waters to the acid rock of Jimi Hendrix; he arguably attained even more widespread popularity in posthumous years (Vaughan died in a helicopter crash at 35 in 1990) than during his brief lifetime. Certainly, Vaughan now justifiably claims vast numbers of rabid fans. The blues-rocker appears on stage in the home video issue Most Famous Hits - Stevie Ray Vaughan Live, demonstrating the depth and breadth of his appeal. Vaughan interprets nine selections here: "Texas Flood," "Voodoo Chile," "Pride and Joy," "The House is Rocking," "You Better Leave My Gal Alone," "Cold Shot," "Crossfire," "Tightrope" and "Tex Mex Blues."
best-of, blues-rock, guitar, singer