jueves, 8 de julio de 2010

Kin Wilson - All Stars



KIM WILSON
Blues All Stars
Live in Aptos 1993


Although he's long been known as the charismatic frontman for the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Wilson's solo albums -- which feature bands of his own choosing for different tracks -- is where the genius in his work shows through most clearly.Wilson dropped out of college and began playing blues full-time in 1970. Wilson had a rented room and lived the hippie existence, getting his harmonica chops together by playing with traveling blues musicians like Eddie Taylor. Even though Wilson had only switched to harmonica in his senior year in high school, his progress on the instrument was rapid and every bit as all-consuming as his blues record-buying habit. Charlie Musselwhite, John Lee Hooker, and Sonny Rhodes were among the other Bay Area musicians Wilson befriended and worked with in clubs. But Wilson didn't meet his biggest mentor until after he moved to Austin in the mid-'70s."Muddy Waters was my biggest mentor. He really made my reputation for me, and that was a fantastic time of my life, being associated with that man," he recalled of his early days with the Fabulous Thunderbirds in Austin. There, at Antone's blues nightclub, Wilson and his Thunderbirds would back up whoever came into town, and it didn't take long for the band to earn Waters' blessing.
As a songwriter, Wilson takes his cue from the long-forgotten names like Tampa Red, Roosevelt Sykes, and Lonnie Johnson.

Tracks

01. All Night Long (9:32)
02. The Hustle Is On (3:00)
03. Tigerman (4:30)
04. Trust My Baby (5:40)
05. You Got Me (3:06)
06. I Can Tell (5:35)
07. Nervous Fella (7:55)
08. Don't Touch Me (4:30)
09. Ride With Your Daddy Tonight (5:54)
10. Instrumental and Band Intro (10:10)
11. She's Tough (6:40)


Recorded Live in Aptos, CA. July 1993
Kim Wilson - Harmonica & Vocals
Junior Watson - Guitar
Rusty Zinn - Guitar
Gene Taylor - Piano
Larry Taylor - Bass
Richard Innes - Drums








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