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We Are Family Style

January 29, 2012
Many people wrote me that yesterday's post had a lot of content. I'm not sure that everybody could get through all of it in one day. For the folks who did I've added a few new items, for those who didn't you can still do so today. A little More We Are Family Style. ~NR


January 28, 2012

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan giving up We Are Family Style

Life is a series of ups and downs. A little over a year ago I had a very low point when I was attacked by aggressive prostate cancer.

In 1990, I worked on a project that, like life, was filled with many ups and downs. It was called Family Style by the Vaughan Brothers. It was the only studio album by Stevie Ray and his brother Jimmie.

Most of the album was a series of highs - but the low was the lowest of all possible lows, the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan.

This project not only brought the two brothers closer, our entire crew had a unique kinship and a certain We Are Family Style.

The Vaughan Brothers in the studio right before Stevie's death. He's playing my factory Gold Plated Strat at the end of the clip.
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The Vaughan Bros during Family Style at Ardent Studio in Memphis' control room

Stevie taking a pool break during the recording of Family Style

Al Berry, Jimmie and me listening back to Al's bass track

Rich Hilton and Michael Vasquez in a fun moment

Jimmie and me in an artist producer moment

Stevie, me and Jimmie having an artists producer moment

Vaughan Brothers "Family Style"


Jimmie, legendary bluesman Booker T. Laury (who didn't believe I was the producer until I gave him a handful a new 100 dollar bills) and Stevie

A We Are Family Style Photo with blues legend Booker T. Laury

Stevie Ray, who was always the jokester, and bassist Al Berry

As I was saying - Stevie the jokester