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Jimmy Thackery - Extra Jimmies (2014)

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Jimmy Thackery - Extra Jimmies (2014)

Jimmy Thackery - Extra Jimmies (2014)
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Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 8014

Jimmy Thackery created a distinctively raw, powerful guitar style and established a reputation as a spectacular soloist who is widely considered to be one of the finest guitar players of his generation. These newly re-mastered recordings chosen from three long out of print albums dating from 1992 to 1998 represent one of the most creative periods of his illustrious career.

Jimmy Thackery - The Essential Jimmy Thackery (2006)

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Jimmy Thackery - The Essential Jimmy Thackery (2006)

Jimmy Thackery - The Essential Jimmy Thackery (2006)
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Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 8008

Jimmy Thackery's eight CDs for the Blind Pig label rank with the finest work of his career. A passionate blues guitarist and an effective singer, Thackery brings creativity and a freshness to his renditions of blues, blues ballads, and near-blues. This sampler draws its 13 selections from the eight releases, putting the emphasis on the leader. Thackery is heard in guitar-bass-drums trios for eight of the selections and joined by various guests (including one appearance apiece by guitarists Lonnie Brooks, Duke Robillard, and John Mooney) on the other five tracks. The Essential Jimmy Thackery lives up to its name and serves as a perfect introduction to the bluesman's music.

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Wild Night Out! (1995)

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Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Wild Night Out! (1995)

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Wild Night Out! (1995)
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Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5021 | 01:01:03

1994 live recording from one of the most exciting contemporary blues-rock bands today. Jimmy and the gang unleash over 60 minutes of high-powered, unrelenting guitar pyrotechnics, finally capturing their thrilling live performances. Thackery became widely known as the innovative guitarist with the Nighthawks, one of the hardest-working and most popular blues bands of the '70's and '80's. Starting in 1974, the group recorded over twenty albums and constantly toured the U.S., Europe, Canada and Japan. Jimmy was the heart, soul, and adrenaline of the Nighthawks sound during his fourteen year tenure with the Washington, D.C.-based band, creating a distinctively raw, powerful guitar style and establishing a reputation as a spectacular soloist.

Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit - Whiskey Store Live (2004)

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Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit - Whiskey Store Live (2004)

Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit - Whiskey Store Live (2004)
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Electric Blues | Telarc #CD-83584

The tour to support 2002's Whiskey Store album featuring guitarists Jimmy Thackery and Tab Benoit is captured here in all of its raging six-string glory. Not just for those who own the studio album, this disc repeats six tracks, but they are overhauled and extended so radically (the title cut is nearly tripled in length to a nine-minute blowout), that it's far from a cash-generating retread. Although the formidable Double Trouble rhythm section stayed home, road tested Thackery's saxist Jimmy Carpenter jumps aboard, as does B-3 keyboardist Ken Faltinson, and both ignite the concert sparks substantially.

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Sinner Street (2000)

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Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Sinner Street (2000)

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Sinner Street (2000)
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Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 5065

On his eighth album, Jimmy Thackery churns out rugged, no-nonsense, authoritative rock, with a passion and commitment that seep through every track. Thackery's grinding guitar and growling voice pound out each song as if he's playing for thousands of people. He is produced once again by the experienced Jim Gaines who, through his work with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, Tommy Castro, and Santana, knows his way around a blues-rock record. The uncut, Stonesy chug of "Never Enough" and "Lovin' My Money" is offset by the harder-edged funk of "Grab the Rafters" and the easier jazz shuffle of "Bad News."

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Empty Arms Motel (1992)

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Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Empty Arms Motel (1992)

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Empty Arms Motel (1992)
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Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Blind Pig | # BPCD 5001 | Time: 00:46:24

Not a prolific composer, Thackery's strength lies in strong arrangements that make other people's material his own. He covers Stevie Ray Vaghan's "Rude Mood," and one suspects there will be comparisons made in this direction. His solos burn the motel down on Luther Johnson's "Lickin' Gravy," and he manages a more than credible job on Hendrix's "Red House." Of the two self-penned numbers, the title track is a convincing boogie driven by an ultra-cool, echoed, chicken-scratch guitar riff, while "Getting Tired of Waiting" offers a more traditional blues shuffle.

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - True Stories (2003)

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Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - True Stories (2003)

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - True Stories (2003)
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Modern Electric Blues | Telarc Blues #CD-83572

True Stories is veteran blues guitarist Jimmy Thackery's Telarc follow-up to We Got It. On this freewheeling disc, Thackery slightly peppers his modern electric blues with elements of rock, soul, and country. The presence of saxophonist Jimmy Carpenter adds a rockin' aspect to True Stories that the disc would have lacked without him. Highlights of the 11 tracks include Carpenter's sax vehicle "Crazy 'Bout a Saxophone," Thackery's original "Got It Going On," and Roy Buchanan's epic "The Messiah Will Come," the disc's tour de force clocking in at nearly nine and a half minutes.

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Switching Gears (1998)

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Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Switching Gears (1998)

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Switching Gears (1998)
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Modern Electric Blues | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 5045

Guitarist-singer Jimmy Thackery's 1998 set stretches beyond the blues. A ferocious rockish guitarist with a vocal style that ranges from shouting to mellow, Thackery is easily the main star of his disc. However the other members of his Drivers are strong (Al Gamble on organ and piano, bassist Michael Patrick and drummer Mark Stutso), and there are features for guest accordionist Chubby Carrier on "Take Me With You When You Go" (a zydeco romp) and singer Reba Russell ("Dancing on Broken Glass") plus a helpful appearance apiece by Lonnie Brooks and Joe Louis Walker. From blues to rock with touches of zydeco, country, pop and folk, Thackery constantly stretches himself and gives the music his best.

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Trouble Man (1994)

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Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Trouble Man (1994)

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Trouble Man (1994)
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Modern Electric Blues | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 5011

Trouble Man is a hard-driving blues-rock album, with more emphasis on the "rock" than Thackery's other releases. It slows down just long enough for the slightly dark "Lovin' You Right" and the jazzy "Anchor to a Drowning Man," arguably the best cut here. "Doin' 100" and the instrumental "Hang Up and Drive" have a strong Stevie Ray Vaughan sound. Thackery applies a steady, yet light-hearted and uptempo pace to William Harris' "Bullfrog," which has also been covered by the likes of Dave Hole and John Hammond. The K.C. Douglas cover "Mercury Blues" has been recorded by everyone from Steve Miller to Alan Jackson (remember the "Crazy 'bout a Ford truck" commercials?), but this is one of the best versions you're likely to hear.

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Solid Ice (2007)

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Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Solid Ice (2007)

Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers - Solid Ice (2007)
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Modern Electric Blues, Rock | Telarc #CD-83661

Ex-Nighthawks guitarist Jimmy Thackery has been playing his own brand of blues-tinged rock as a solo artist for some twenty years now (he left the Nighthawks in 1987) and there's no denying that he's a first-class guitarist with a sharp ear for tone and a knack for perfectly placed fills and evocative leads. His quavering, shaky voice is a problem, though, and while he conjures up the feel of an old veteran country singer on some of his slower numbers, his singing often lacks the punch, power and sass of his guitar playing on the more upbeat material. You don't buy a Jimmy Thackery album for the vocals, though, and fans of his crisp guitar work won't be disappointed at all with Solid Ice, which comes packed with wonderful riffs and multi-tracked leads.

VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)

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VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)

VA - Exile On Blues Street (2003)
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Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Teldec | # CD-83571 | Time: 00:50:14

This disc is an integral part of a series Telarc is doing – taking albums that were big sellers by prominent artists and having an innovative group of solid blues players do their interpretations of a variety of the songs from the original album. They have done this with the Beatles' White Album (calling it The Blues White Album) and Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde with good success, which will probably continue with this new interpretation of the Stones' 1972 vintage album. Telarc put together a dynamite "house" band, including Brian Stoltz (ex-Neville Brothers) on guitar and former Double Trouble rhythm section members Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton, and then pulled in many more celebrated artists to handle the leads. the Stones, who started out as a blues and R&B band, always maintained those roots; thus, many of the songs keep their original shape. This is a solid retooling of this classic Stones LP. Telarc has taken the original double disc and picked the songs the artists felt remained truest to their respective traditions and packaged it as a ten-song disc, complete with a cover notes that make it look the same.