Stevie Ray Vaughan's Top Five Studio Guest Appearances

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ddelfierro

My favorite SRV guest appearance has always been on Jennifer Warnes' album Famous Blue Raincoat where he appears on Leonard Cohen's "First We Take Manhattan"

stratguit62

Montrose gave SRV Jackson Brown's studio to record Texas Flood and a guest appearance on the talent magnet Bowie's dance album. That booing bunch of drunks couldn't keep down the blazing lone star kid. Also glad SRV got off the bus to tour with Bowie. His relentless touring with double trouble gave us a lot of the video we now treasure of his incendiary performances..These guest appearances are such a credit to the generous and humble guy he was!

VinsVinyl

Without a doubt, "Cat People" is SRV's best guest spot! What a way to introduce yourself to the world! The song is a classic, swampy, dark, bluesy, and danceable all at the same time! Listening to it now, it sounds dated with the production values, but the song, especially Stevie's solos still holds up! Smokin'!!! I remember going to Bowie's concert hoping to catch the next best thing to Hendrix. Unfortunately, Stevie was not on tour, but Carlos Alomar had it down note for note!

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dfanelli

Thanks for the comment! I'm glad you agree; I think most people expected to see "Let's Dance" in that spot ... but "Cat People" is much more interesting, guitar-wise.

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tufnuff

always good to read about our favorite musicians, especially the ones who are no longer with us.

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blues1288

Thanks, GW, for sharing this. Stevie did more in 7 years than what most do in their lifetime. You can't print enough about him. Thanks for being the #1 mag and your commitment to great stories.

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6bpanorama

Awesome tracks thanks gw!

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