Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Pop
Back in the 1980s, Kim Wilson was merely one member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, a quartet that was as much a showcase for its never-waste-a-note guitarist Jimmie Vaughan as it was for its lead singer and harmonica player... more »
Back in the 1980s, Kim Wilson was merely one member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, a quartet that was as much a showcase for its never-waste-a-note guitarist Jimmie Vaughan as it was for its lead singer and harmonica player. But the rest of the T-Birds exited during the early '90s, and now the T-Birds are Wilson and anyone he hires for a particular album or tour. Their most recent studio outing, with co-producers Steve Jordan and Danny Kortchmar, leans toward their own backgrounds more than the scrappier blues of the past. Happily, Kim Wilson's 1997 solo album, My Blues, tilts the blues-rock formula decidedly in the opposite direction. The rhythm on this project--built around acoustic piano, acoustic bass, and a small drum kit--is light and swinging, evoking the jazzy blues of pianists Roy Milton and Roosevelt Sykes more than the blues-rock of the T-Birds. The 15 songs feature two compositions apiece by Milton, Sykes, Little Walter, and Wilson as well as blues standards by Jerry McCain, Eddie Boyd, and Sonny Boy Williamson. These understated performances revive a bygone era quite enjoyably but they lack the modern ambitions of the best Thunderbirds recordings. --Geoffrey Himes
This IS Kim Wilson
Jim "Clubman" Allen | Massachusetts | 03/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD at his show in Maynard, MA on 3/18/2000 at the Sit'n Bull Pub. I saw the man perform that night...what a show! I listened to this CD the next morning and it was as good as the show...maybe that is why it is titled "My Blues". His "Live-to-tape" recording method does this band justice! There is no mixing magic here, what they played is what you bought! You hear the band, in their element. I can recommend this CD to anyone who truly enjoys Blues without being afraid they might not like it. If I were Merrill-Lynch, I'd rate this one a "BUY"!"
Great cd for kim's vocals & awesome harp
Jim "Clubman" Allen | 10/03/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"kim has outdone himself on this one. listened to it on the way home the other night and was floored, not only by the tune selection but by the recording method of hifi mono. sounds great and even recommend it to the savvy a##holes at living blues, who said this cd wasn't worth anything."
A True Bluesman!
Sanzar Q | PARKTON, MD United States | 07/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Kim Wilson stays very busy on the road theses days, alternating tours as frontman for The Fabulous Thunderbirds and occasionally hitting the clubs with his Blues Review. If you've been to any of his solo shows, then you know what to expect on this fine album - many well-crafted covers of older blues material, sprinkled with a few Wilson originals. Most of the tunes here don't begin to approach the raucousness of many crowd pleasing T-bird favorites, but they are just as satisfying. Eschewing the latest digital technology, this CD is recorded live & retro-style, in Hi-Fi mono, to give you that "latenight, juke joint" feel. Nearly every tune is a stand-out, in it's own way, w/ "West Helena Woman", "Date Bait" and "Your Funeral & My Trial" leading the way. Definitely a "Buy" for Blues fans."