Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Guitarist-singer Jimmy Thackery's 1998 set stretches beyond the blues. A ferocious rockish guitarist with a vocal style that ranges from shouting to mellow, Thackery is easily the main star of his disc. However the other members of his Drivers are strong (Al Gamble on organ and piano, bassist Michael Patrick and drummer Mark Stutso), and there are features for guest accordionist Chubby Carrier on "Take Me With You When You Go" (a zydeco romp) and singer Reba Russell ("Dancing on Broken Glass") plus a helpful appearance apiece by Lonnie Brooks and Joe Louis Walker. From blues to rock with touches of zydeco, country, pop and folk, Thackery constantly stretches himself and gives the music his best.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 03:03 Amazon
2 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 03:30 Amazon
3 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 03:56 Amazon
4 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 06:31 Amazon
5 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 03:53 Amazon
6 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 08:13 Amazon
7 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 05:54 Amazon
8 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 05:25 Amazon
9 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 03:30 Amazon
10 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 03:32 Amazon
11 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 06:03 Amazon
12 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 03:07 Amazon
13 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers feat: Jimmy Thackery 00:50 Amazon
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