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Stevie Ray Vaughan "Riviera Paradise"

This song is performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan and appears on the album In Step (1989) This is a soulful instrumental. After a full day of recording material for the album, Stevie asked his producer to leave the tape running and to turn down the lights. All alone, he recorded the guitar track on his Fender Strat. Double Trouble added the backing later, including an organ foundation from Reese Wynans.

On the Austin City Limits performance, Stevie introduced this by saying it was "For all the hurting people in the world."

His guitar solos all have characteristic feels since he likes using heavy strings to create a more distinct sound for his songs. His music is heavily influenced by Albert King who later worked with him on a song.

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