Kim Wilson

Kim Wilson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kim Wilson (born 6 January 1951) is an American blues singer and harmonica player. He is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman for The Fabulous Thunderbirds on two hit songs of the 1980s; "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap It Up." Wilson was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1951, but he grew up in Goleta, California, where he sometimes went by the stage name of "Goleta Slim." He started with the blues in the late 1960s and was tutored by people like Muddy Waters, Jimmie Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Albert Collins, George "Harmonica" Smith, Luther Tucker and Pee Wee Crayton and was influenced by harmonica players like Little Walter, James Cotton, Big Walter Horton, Slim Harpo and Lazy Lester. Before he moved to Austin, Texas in 1974, he was the leader of the band Aces, Straights and Shuffles in Minneapolis, Minnesota; this band released one single. In Austin he formed The Fabulous Thunderbirds with guitarist Jimmie Vaughan where they became the house band at the world renowned blues club Antone's, owned by legendary blues entrepreneur Clifford Antone. Regarded by his peers as one of the top Blues vocal and instrumentalists of all time.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136607980
  • 9786136607986