Vaughan Brothers Family Style
Rolling Stone: Highly Recommended - "...a joyous album..."
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- Released: September 25, 1990
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Rolling StoneHighly Recommended - "...a joyous album..."
Q - 2/91Recommended as one of the five best blues albums of 1990. - "...This low-key but high-yield project deals out roadhouse music updated for the '90s: the blues served up funky, soulful, rocking and even country style..."
Down Beat - 1/914 Stars - Very Good - "...There's brotherly enthusiasm and playfulness present here--unfortunately, this rousing, good-times party and this extraordinary fraternity was way too short-lived..."
New York Times (Publisher) - 11/4/90"...the brothers play with an effectively taut economy throughout, and their interaction is a special treat..."
- 1.Hard To Be
- 2.White Boots
- 4.Good Texan
- 5.Hillbillies From Outerspace
- 6.Long Way From Home
- 7.Tick Tock
- 8.Telephone Song
- 9.Baboom / Mama Said
Personnel: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Vaughan (vocals, guitar); Nile Rodgers (guitar); Rockin' Sydney (accordion); Steve Elson, Stan Harrison (saxophone); Richard Hilton (piano, organ); Preston Hubbard (acoustic bass); Al Berry (bass); Larry Aberman, Doyle Bramhall (drums); Tawatha Agee, Curtis King Jr., George Sims, David Spinner, Brenda White-King (background vocals).
Recorded at Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee; The Dallas Sound Lab, Dallas, Texas; Skyline Studios, New York, New York.
With slick production from Nile Rodgers and employing neither guitarist's band (Double Trouble nor the Fabulous Thunderbirds), this is bluesy, but far from purist. Jimmie makes his vocal debut on "White Boots" and "Good Texan," and the brothers blur the lines between their expected guitar styles -- Stevie sometimes going for a less sustainy twang, Jimmie moving into Albert King territory. When standard blues is the order of the day (the slow instro "Brothers"), the key word is "standard" -- bordering on run-of-the-mill. Instrumentals "D/FW" and "Hillbillies from Outer Space" fare better -- offering ZZ Top crunch and Santo & Johnny steel, respectively. ~ Dan Forte
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