Family Style (Vaughan Brothers album)

Family Style is an album featuring guitarists and vocalists Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Released on September 25, 1990, is their only studio collaboration. In his early years, Stevie often remarked that he would like to do an album with his elder brother. That wish turned out to be his last studio performance, released nearly a month after his death. The liner notes end with "Thanks Mama V. for letting us play."

Family Style
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Studio album by

The Vaughan Brothers
ReleasedSeptember 25, 1990
Recorded1990
StudioArdent Studios, Memphis Tennessee; The Dallas Sound Lab, Dallas Texas and Skyline Studios, New York City
GenreRock, blues rock
Length40:47
LabelEpic
ProducerNile Rodgers
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

The album received mixed reviews. Critics praised the songwriting of both brothers, and highlighted songs such as "D/FW", "Tick Tock", and "Telephone Song", while some criticized the lack of their own personal styles, and the songs straying too far from traditional blues. The album peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Hard to Be" (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall) – 4:43
  2. "White Boots" (Billy Swan, Jim Leslie, Deborah Hutchenson) – 3:50
  3. "D/FW" (Jimmie Vaughan) – 2:52
  4. "Good Texan" (J. Vaughan, Nile Rodgers) – 4:22
  5. "Hillbillies from Outerspace" (J. Vaughan, S. R. Vaughan) – 3:42
  6. "Long Way from Home" (S. R. Vaughan, D. Bramhall) – 3:15
  7. "Tick Tock" (J. Vaughan, Rodgers, Jerry Lynn Williams) – 4:57
  8. "Telephone Song" (S. R. Vaughan, Bramhall) – 3:28
  9. "Baboom/Mama Said" (J. Vaughan, S. R. Vaughan, Denny Freeman) – 4:29
  10. "Brothers" (J. Vaughan, S. R. Vaughan) – 5:05

PersonnelEdit

  • Jimmie Vaughan – Guitar, lap steel guitar, Vocals, Organ
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – Guitar, Vocals
  • Al Berry – Bass
  • Larry Aberman – Drums
  • Doyle Bramhall – Drums
  • Nile Rodgers – Guitar, Producer
  • Richard Hilton – Organ
  • Tawatha Agee – Vocals
  • Frank Simms – Vocals
  • George Simms – Vocals
  • Brenda White-King – Vocals
  • Curtis King Jr. – Vocals
  • Preston Hubbard – Upright bass

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