Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Fabulous Thunderbirds--Extra Jimmies

The Fabulous Thunderbirds were a favorite of music critics but not necessarily a favorite among the record buying public.  The original line-up featuring Kim Wilson on vocals and harmonica and Jimmie Vaughan (brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan) on guitar produced several albums in the late 70's and early 80's.  However, they only saw one tune, "Tuff Enough" make it on the Billboard 100 back in 1986.

For this cat (meaning me), making the Billboard charts doesn't mean squat.  In fact having a song on the charts is usually a signal to me that I should avoid that particular artist.  That is not the case with The Fabulous Thunderbirds.  Their mix of Texas and Louisiana houserockin' Blues is anything but pop pablum.

This instrumental features Jimmie Vaughan hence the name "Extra Jimmies."  Take a listen.

I highly recommend adding this rockin' cool blues song to your head bopping collection.  Click below.

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