|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s rock and roll rock blues blues rock garage under 2000 listeners|
The Nightcaps, one of the first widely known white blues bands, were formed by high school friends Billy Joe Shine (vocals), David Swartz (guitar), Jack Allday (drums), Mario Daboub (bass) and Gene Haufler (rhythm guitar) in 1958. Over the next three years they became fixtures on their local Dallas, Texas blues scene, greatly influencing the blues and R&B acts that subsequently prospered in the region. As well as performing blues standards such as Muddy Waters Ive Got My Mojo Working and Junior Parkers Next Time You See Me, the Nightcaps wrote several affecting originals. The most noteworthy of these were the singles Thunderbird and Wine, Wine, Wine. Thunderbird was later covered by devotees ZZ Top early in their career. In their own lifetime, Wine, Wine, Wine became a popular hit in Texas, selling over 10, 000 copies. An album of the same title was issued in 1960 after...