Kim Wilson

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s


6 January 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Wilson is a member of the blues band the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Tigerman, his first solo album, predominantly comprised cover versions, performed by various combinations of ex-and current Thunderbirds, including Duke Robillard, Preston Hubbard, Fran Christina, Gene Taylor and Rusty Zinn, and also Derek O’Brien, Calvin Jones and George Rains. For much of the time, Wilson forsook his harmonica and chose to interpret songs by Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, T-Bone Walker and Bobby Bland. That’s Life was a similarly disparate collection, containing tracks left over from the original sessions and newer recordings, including soul songs, ‘Time Is On My Side’ and ‘I’ve Been Searchin’’. During this time, the Thunderbirds remained without a recording contract, leaving a question mark over Wilson’s future as a solo artist or a band leader. Admirably equipped for either eventuality, the...

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