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America's Local Talent 1977: The Sounds Of Austin

Overview by Joe Nick Patoski, Phonograph Record, May 1977

THANKS TO the migration of musicians who actually believed Austin's blind boast that it was the new country music capital of the world, the central ...

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: The Fabulous Thunderbirds (Takoma TAK 7068) ***

Review by David Hepworth, Sounds, 25 August 1979

IT WILL not have escaped your attention that America is one beast of an extensive country. As far as it concerns rock and roll music ...

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: The Bayou, Washington DC

Live Review by Richard Harrington, The Washington Post, 1 October 1979

THE FABULOUS Thunderbirds, who appeared at the Bayou last night, recall an era when the emphasis of rhythm and blues was definitely on the blues, ...

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Fab Funbirds

Profile and Interview by John Pidgeon, Melody Maker, 15 March 1980

Playing R & B isn't a passport to instant fame and wealth. The Fabulous Thunderbirds play R&B that makes everyone go wild. JOHN PIDGEON caught them in ...

Thunderbirds Are Go!

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 15 March 1980

"I'M REALLY good at this kind of thing." said Kim Wilson. "Broken hearts or broken legs, they're all the same to me." He jabbed a ...

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: The Good Word

Profile and Interview by Bill Bentley, L.A. Weekly, 20 June 1980

THANK GOD, I guess, for reality. ...

Blue(S) Metal Flake on a Big White Fab T-Bird

Report and Interview by Don Waller, New York Rocker, November 1980

(Cue music: Juke Boy Bonner's 'Runnin' Shoes') ...

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: They're Tearing It Up Again!

Interview by Iman Lababedi, Creem, July 1983

THIS IS WHAT we call the irresponsible rock crit at his worst, enjoying the company of the band he's talking to so much he doesn't ...

Take the Money and Run

Report by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 7 July 1983

Rock & roll gets in bed with corporate America ...

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by David Quantick, New Musical Express, 11 May 1985

I SUPPOSE it’s a good time for these sons of America to renew their acquaintance with these shores ("Hi, shores!"), since every other denizen of ...

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, June 1986


Fabulous Thunderbirds Are Go

Interview by Glenn O'Brien, Spin, July 1986

DO YOU have any aliases? KIM WILSON (vocals, harmonica): I was Galita Slim once, as in Galita, California. And I was also Chesterfield King. ...

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Tuff Enuff, Were They Actual Meat

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, August 1986

THE FABULOUS Thunderbirds have been something of a musical anomaly; their current well-deserved success, after four albums and roughly 12 years of playing steel-packed, blues-drenched ...

Fabulous Thunderbirds: Can Rich Men Sing The Blues?

Interview by Roy Trakin, Creem, December 1987

THESE ARE THE best and worst of times for the Fabulous Thunderbirds. After 14 lean years and four commercial flops, the Austin, Texas-based critical darlings ...

The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk (Epic)

Review by John Swenson, Rolling Stone, 3 October 1991

IT'S HARD TO imagine the fabulous Thunderbirds without founding member Jimmie Vaughan. ...

My Lunch with the Blues Guys

Interview by Bill Wasserzieher, unpublished, 1997

IT'S NOT NEWS that Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds is a good harmonica player. But he also cuts it as raconteur with stories about ...

Beacon Blues: Jimmie Vaughan's Lifelong Song

Retrospective and Interview by Bill Bentley, Austin Chronicle, 16 July 2010

THE ONE KNITE was an oasis of soul. The room was a little box, sitting at the corner of Red River and Eighth Street. Cut ...

see also Jimmie Vaughan

see also Vaughan Brothers, The


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