Kim Wilson, harmonica player, singer
Harmonica player ~ Singer
Fabulous Thunderbirds

Kim Wilson

January 6, 1951, Detroit, MI

Q: How do you keep the blues alive after nearly 40 years on the road? ~ A: It's Tuff. ~ Blues In London: Kim Wilson Interview ~ retrieved January 6, 2014 © Blues In London

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January 6, 1996 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) LL Cool J, Hey Lover ~ #2 (2) Whitney Houston, Exhale (Shoop Shoop) ~ #1 (1) Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, One Sweet Day


He started with the blues in the late 1960s and was tutored by people like Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Albert Collins, George "Harmonica" Smith, Luther Tucker and Pee Wee Crayton and was influenced by harmonica players like Little Walter, James Cotton, Big Walter Horton, Slim Harpo and Lazy Lester. Before he moved to Austin, Texas in 1974, he was the leader of the band Aces, Straights and Shuffles in Minneapolis, Minnesota; this band released one single. ~ Wikipedia: Kim Wilson ~ retrieved January 6, 2014 © Wikipedia

Kim Wilson ~ That's Life (1994) ~ #342 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

“If you searched all the roadhouses and border juke joint dives in Texas, chances are you couldn't find a tighter goodtime band. Anyone who argues that good white blues and R&B are getting hard to find has never dipped a needle into the grooves of a Fabulous T-Bird LP.” Since that record review (of What's The Word ) appeared in Guitar Player in 1980, the Fabulous Thunderbirds have released five more albums, each one proving the above statement to be indisputable. ~ Musicianguide: Fabulous Thunderbirds ~ retrieved January 6, 2014 © Musicianguide

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