Personnel: Stevie Ray Vaughan (vocals, guitar); Reese Wynans (keyboards); Tommy Shannon, Jackie Newhouse (bass); Chris Layton (drums).
Producers include: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble, Richard Mullen, Jim Capfer, Bob Irwin, Jim Gaines.
Compilation producer: Bob Irwin.
Recorded between 1980 & 1989. Includes liner notes by Martin Scorsese and Andy Schwartz.
Personnel: Stevie Ray Vaughan (vocals, guitar); Reese Wynans (keyboards); Chris Layton (drums).
Audio Mixers: Chris Theis; Danny Kadar .
Liner Note Authors: Andy Schwartz; Martin Scorsese.
Recording information: Carnegie Hall, NY (04/01/1980-02/21/1989); Montreaux International Jazz Festival (04/01/1980-02/21/1989); Montreux International Jazz Festival (04/01/1980-02/21/1989); Philadelphia, PA (04/01/1980-02/21/1989); Steamboat, Austin, TX (04/01/1980-02/21/1989); The El Mocambo, Toronto, CN (04/01/1980-02/21/1989); The Steamboat, Austin, TX (04/01/1980-02/21/1989).
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Tracy Anne Hart; Alan Messer; Dennis Tamer; Watt Casey; Robert Matheu; Walt Casey Jr.; Stephanie Chernikowski.
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. ~ Matt Collar