Music Reviews

Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers

We Got It

Telarc

Jimmy Thackery has been playing a mean blues/R+B mixture since his days as the guitarist in the legendary Nighthawks, and his latest release We Got It is more of the same. Built around the songs of the most famous unknown blues singer ever, Eddie Hinton, Thackery and the Drivers have a passion and intensity level nearly unmatched in the blues world today. This is roadhouse stuff, with stinging guitar and pulsing horns, which sounds born of Muscle Shoals and a thousand nights on the road. Thackery’s voice might not be the match for Hinton’s (few are), but his interpretations of the soulful sound leave no doubt as to his respect and love for the material. “My Searching is Over” or “Big Fat Woman” or any of the other songs on this release keep your feet moving, and your heart crying. They got it – now you get it.

Telarc Records: http://www.telarc.com


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