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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 01:22 PM
Groups like the Nighthawks, Omar and the Howlers, Fabulous Thunderbird's etc. I really haven't listened to them but they seem to be good blues based groups.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 01:26 PM
ass kickin tunage for sure...
that early Thunderbirds and early Nighthawks work is stellar

 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 01:41 PM
Great stuff!. and it sure led to an 80s blues revival!.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 01:47 PM
Love 'em. Fabulous Thunderbirds kicks butt and Kim Wilson is one of the great harp players out there these days.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 01:58 PM
The Nighthawks are great...and, now Jimmy Thackery plays with his group the 'Drivers'.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 02:39 PM
They're TUFF e NUFF!


 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 02:52 PM
I have seen Omar & The Howlers a couple of times and they rock , I caught them back in the 80's with the Fabulous Thunderbirds and that was a great show , Jimmie Vaughan has a very cool style .

 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 03:35 PM
the FabulousThunderbird's ?

I find these guys to be repetitious and boring.... not the most talented musicians either, right on par with George Thorogood.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 04:08 PM
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ass kickin tunage for sure...
that early Thunderbirds and early Nighthawks work is stellar


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Love 'em. Fabulous Thunderbirds kicks butt and Kim Wilson is one of the great harp players out there these days.


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The Nighthawks are great...and, now Jimmy Thackery plays with his group the 'Drivers'.


I agree with all the above. Haven't seen Omar & the Howlers. I LOVE Jimmy Thackery - he's the real deal for sure.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 04:22 PM
Preston Hubbard was a legendary Providence, RI, local music scene, bass player from the 70's who went to Texas to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Lou Ann Barton was also from Providence who went to sing with Jimmie Vaughan. Personally, I thought Stevie Ray was the brother with most of the talent. But you have to give Jimmie props for carving out a niche for himself.I also agree with the Big V, the Thunderbirds had a couple of hits, but never really came up with an impressive catalog of music
 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 05:50 PM
love both the Nighthawks, Omar and the Howlers....The Thunderbirds,not so much.but,i do dig Kim's harp work...

 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 06:10 PM
Omar and the Howlers are good, I liked Wall of Pride and Hard Times in the Land of Plenty. Good in a small setting. Omar has the Growl down pat. Only seen them once, it was a good time.

Fabulous Thunderbirds I liked earlier in their career, albums like Butt Rockin, T-Bird Rhythm. More before Jimmy became known as Stevie Ray's brother. Besides the harp playing of Kim, another good voice. I did like the album Jimmy did with his brother Stevie, different for both.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2009 at 08:01 PM
The Thunderbirds are great. I remember meeting 'em years ago and Jimmy Vaughn leaning over and asking my girlfriend, wife now, "whaaaat's yoooour name" and scared the hell out of her. The look was priceless.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2009 at 06:53 PM
An old friend, named ButterBean and I did a Sunday night roadtrip back in the early 80's to Augusta Ga for an Eric Clapton show and the Thunderbirds were opening! We had no idea who they were: needless to say on the ride home, all we talked about was the opening band and they literally tore the roof off the Richmond County Coliseum that night. Clapton was good, but he got smoked by Kim, Jimmy and the T-Birds that night! Blues like it used to be in the early 70's only Texas style!

 

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  posted on 11/17/2009 at 08:07 PM


I really like their first album , then lost interest with Tuff Enuff .

 

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  posted on 11/17/2009 at 10:17 PM
I have seen the Nighthawks and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, each a few times.

enjoyed them very much.

not familiar with the other band.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2009 at 11:38 PM
Of the three, I'd be most interested in seeing Omar again.

He never disappoints.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2009 at 11:44 PM
Omar rocks. I saw him once when only about 25 people came to the show. You would have thought he was playing for a packed house.

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  posted on 11/17/2009 at 11:46 PM
All 3 are great. Gregg played a show with the 'Hawks as his backing band at my school back in '70s and it was fantastic. So was the price - $1. Thackery played all Dickey's straight leads and Wenner played Duane's slide licks on the harp. It was one of the hottest shows I've ever seen.

The T-Birds with Jimmy V. and Keith Ferguson on bass (now deceased) were really badass. They had a real sense of menace about them and were tremendous live.

Haven't seen Omar live but he actually had a record deal with CBS back in the early '80s and put out a fantastic CD Hard Times In The Land Of Plenty....all of his CDs are great. Next to Gregg he is one of the blackest sounding white guys there is and is also a wicked guitar player.

 

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  posted on 11/18/2009 at 09:00 AM
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An old friend, named ButterBean and I did a Sunday night roadtrip back in the early 80's to Augusta Ga for an Eric Clapton show and the Thunderbirds were opening! We had no idea who they were: needless to say on the ride home, all we talked about was the opening band and they literally tore the roof off the Richmond County Coliseum that night. Clapton was good, but he got smoked by Kim, Jimmy and the T-Birds that night! Blues like it used to be in the early 70's only Texas style!


Darn Bill,

I too was at that show

Got a roar from the crowd when I walked in thanks to some crazy coworkers and a foot high afro My only claim to fame...lol

I too thought The Thunderbirds rocked that show and EC had a world class band with him. I'll never forget Keith Booker from Procul Harum was his organ player and they played "Whiter Shade of Pale"....

Anyway, I thought Jimmy Vaughn got more great tones out of his guitar with no effects than anyone I have ever seen. And Kim Wilson just killed

 

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  posted on 11/18/2009 at 09:04 AM
And I have a Nighthawks show that is just GREAT

 

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  posted on 11/18/2009 at 09:35 AM
Omar and the Howlers

now there's a group I've not heard in a long time.

bought their first two back in the late 80's and
have not revisited them since.

I recall they were a real good band

 

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  posted on 11/18/2009 at 09:44 AM
Like them all. Have seen Omar & The Fab T'Birds live.

Fab T'Birds were at Farm Aid III, had some guy named Leavell on keyboards.

 

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  posted on 11/18/2009 at 09:49 AM
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Like them all. Have seen Omar & The Fab T'Birds live.

Fab T'Birds were at Farm Aid III, had some guy named Leavell on keyboards.


I bet that show sucked

 

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  posted on 11/18/2009 at 09:59 AM
The only time I saw the T-birds was right before Jimmy left.

They did a bill with Dr John and BB King

Wish I could find that show ...

 

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