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David Raitt & Jimmy Thackery


David Raitt & Jimmy Thackery - That's It! - 2000 - Blue Rock'it Records

"What a killer combo! Reunited for the first time since their high school blues band, Jimmy and my brother David notch each other up and have a blast doing it on this slammin' new record. Jimmy's always been one of the greatest blues guitarists and my brother David's right up there with him on those kickin' vocals." - Bonnie Raitt

"Jimmy Thackery has the tonal control, musical thought, expressive sincerity, velocity and discipline to rank near the top of the blues rock heavyweight division." - CD Review

3 stars out of 5 - ...Raitt sings lyrics with confidence and an engaging sense of relaxation....Thackery's guitar provides the exhilaration of jumping through hoops of fire...Down Beat (10/01/2000)

Childhood friends David Raitt and Jimmy Thackery got together in the studio to produce a great album of pure, modern blues/r&b. David is a great vocalist and Jimmy's guitar work is dynamic. The rhythm and horn sections can't be faulted. David's sister Bonnie Raitt sings background vocals on two tracks. Listen to Jimmy Thackery's "Empty Arms Motel" album


1 I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled and Crazy - Hodges-Malone-Carter 3:44
2 Tell Me - Hopkins, Hopkins, Raitt, Thackery 3:48
3 Me - Bloomfield, Gravenites 4:54
4 Same Thing - Ford, Raitt 4:32
5 How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf 4:54
6 Seven Days - Malone, Parker 3:19
7 Watch Your Back - Thackery 5:42
8 It Takes Time - Albet, Rush 3:48
9 Cheaper to Keep Her - Rice 3:47
10 That's It - Ford 5:47
11 Driving Wheel - Sykes 3:35
12 Dirty and in Love - D.Raitt 3:32
13 Cold Heart - D. Raitt 5:07


David Raitt - Vocals
Jimmy Thackery - Guitar, Vocal on "How Many More Years"
Dewayne Pate - Bass
David Matthews - Keyboards
Ron Beck - Drums
Mic Gillette - Trumpet,Trombone
John Lee Saunders - Saxophones & Horn Arrangements
Bonnie Raitt - Background Vocals on "Same Thing", & "I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled and Crazy"
Mz.Dee - Background Vocals on "Cheaper to Keep Her"


One look at blues multi-instrumentalist David Raitt's last name will instantly indicate his pedigree: brother of bottleneck slide guitar legend Bonnie Raitt, son of Broadway actor John Raitt. Raitt played in a variety of local bands while growing up in Burbank, and later accompanied his sister to New York, serving as her stand-up bass player when she began her career playing coffeehouses in 1970. He moved back to California in 1972, this time in the northern county of Mendocino, where he quickly became involved in the local music scene, playing numerous clubs and events with a variety of area bands. Apart from an occasional tour with his sister (usually as her harmonica player), Raitt was largely content to remain local, running a successful yurt-building business. (Yurts are portable dwellings made with wood and canvas, which originated in Mongolia.) However, local connections with blues-rockers like Mark and Patrick Ford helped lead to a handful of recording sessions in the late '80s. In 1994, Raitt assembled an ecological benefit album called Edge of the Forest, which featured his band the New Mendocino All-Stars, as well as his sister. Raitt's first solo album, Take a Chance, was released in 1996. In 2000, Raitt recorded a classic-style electric blues album with childhood friend Jimmy Thackery, formerly of the Nighthawks; titled That's It, their collaboration was released on Patrick Ford's Blue Rock'it label. © Steve Huey © 2011 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved


Singer, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso Jimmy Thackery carved an enviable niche for himself in the world of electric blues. Known for his gritty, blue-collar approach and marathon live shows, Thackery was for many years part of the Nighthawks, one of the hardest-working blues bar bands in North America. By the late '80s, he was touring and recording under his own name, and finding widespread acceptance on the festival circuit. His hard-edged, tough-as-nails approach to guitar playing and his trio's driving rhythm section holds appeal for fans of both the straight-ahead blues of Muddy Waters and the roots rock of Bruce Springsteen and Joe Grushecky. Like the Nighthawks and Grushecky's Houserockers, much of the material Thackery performs can safely be called blues or blues-rock. Hardcore blues like "It's My Own Fault" and popular blues-rock chestnuts like "Red House" from Jimi Hendrix are fair game for Thackery & His Drivers, which included Michael Patrick on bass and Mark Stutso on drums and vocals. Born in Pittsburgh, Thackery was raised in Washington, D.C. In high school, he played in a band with Bonnie Raitt's brother, David, who exposed him to the music of Buddy Guy; Thackery saw both Guy and Jimi Hendrix perform in Washington, D.C. Thackery joined the Nighthawks in 1974, after being introduced to harmonica man Mark Wenner by fellow guitarist Bobby Radcliff, who was then based in D.C. Thackery recorded more than 20 albums with the Nighthawks and toured the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan. He left the band in 1987 and struck out on his own, needing a break from the Nighthawks' 300-nights-a-year tour schedule. He formed a new band, Jimmy Thackery & the Assassins, and toured the East Coast heavily with that band until they split up in 1991. Thackery then formed a trio, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, quickly forging a name for himself on the blues festival and club circuit through a prolific recording pace and a lot of roadwork. His albums for the San Francisco-based Blind Pig label included Empty Arms Motel (1992), Sideways in Paradise (Jimmy Thackery and John Mooney, 1993), Trouble Man (1994), Wild Night Out! (1995), Drive to Survive (1996), Switching Gears (1998), and Sinner Street (2000). The latter added saxophone player Jimmy Carpenter. In 2002, Thackery signed on with the blues division of Telarc Records, releasing We Got It in 2002 followed by True Stories in 2003, Live in 2004, and Healin' Ground in 2005. Switching to Rykodisc, he released In the Natural State in 2006, followed by Solid Ice on Telarc Records in 2007. Inside Tracks appeared a year later in 2008, also from Telarc Records. His 1998 album includes guest performances by Joe Louis Walker, Lonnie Brooks, Chubby Carrier, and Francine Reed, but any of Thackery's albums will delight fans of tough, heavy, driving guitar playing. For a taste of his thorough mastery of several styles, Drive to Survive touches on rockabilly, jazz, bebop, and surf music. Most of Thackery's albums include at least a few covers mixed in with his batch of self-penned songs. © Richard Skelly © 2011 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jimmy-thackery-p34667/biography


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