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Jacks & Kings
Jacks & Kings
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Nighthawks
Title: Jacks & Kings
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Genes Records
Release Date: 8/31/1994
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Style: Contemporary Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 722485412023

CD Reviews

The Nighthawks +
Redgecko | USA | 03/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I love Jimmy Thackery's singing and searing guitar work, however, he only plays and sings lead on one song. On this album, the Nighthawks (Thackery, Wenner and company), provide backup for their guests, Guitar Jr., Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin and others. All of the music is excellent but, if you're expecting a lot of Thackery, you're not going to hear much of him as a front man. As another reviewer pointed out, an excellent slow blues number, "Got A Mind To Travel", was dropped from the original Volume One vinyl and also "Before You Accuse Me" was dropped from Volume Two. There can be no good reason for both of these omissions because the original two vinyl albums were together about 81 minutes long, so only one song had to be omitted to make both albums fit onto one CD."
Bonus blues boost the value
Steve Schulz | Park Hills, KY | 08/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a little tough to review in that it is really two albums combined. The first is a classic bar band blues set with backing provided by regulars from the Muddy Waters band. The second veers more toward R&B and rock. The first album is definitely superior but since it is sold at single CD prices, the second album is really just a bonus. One other quibble is that the slow blues tune 'Got A Mind to Travel' is dropped from the vinyl version of the first album and I hate to see it go. What's left is mostly uptempo good-time blues by a band that loves its work."