The Top Five Studio Guest Appearances by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Five-plus examples of Stevie Ray Vaughan's best work as a guest guitarist in the '80s.
02. Lonnie Mack, "If You Have to Know," from Strike Like Lightning (1985)
Serious Vaughan fans got a nice bonus in 1985: Alligator Records released Lonnie Mack's masterful Strike Like Lightning album, which was co-produced by Vaughan and Mack, one of SRV's many guitar idols (Be sure to check out Mack's classic 1964 album, The Wham of That Memphis Man!).
Vaughan plays on several songs on the album, but he actually plays and sings on "If You Have to Know," making it the closest thing to a straight-ahead bonus SRV track. Check it out below.
WHILE YOU'RE AT IT: From the same album, be sure to get a taste of "Oreo Cookie Blues," which features Vaughan on acoustic guitar, predating "Life By the Drop" and his Unplugged appearance by five years ...
... and don't forget "Double Whammy" (a new recording of Mack's early '60s instrumental hit "Wham!" featuring Vaughan and Mack duking it out in the key of E), "Hound Dog Man" and "Satisfy Suzie," which you can hear below.
Artists:Stevie Ray Vaughan
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