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Solid Ice

Jimmy ThackeryAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1953, Jimmy was raised in Washington, D.C. In high school he played in a band with Bonnie Raitt's brother David, who turned him on to Buddy Guy. A pivotal moment for the 17 year old Thackery was seeing Buddy perform at a small D.C. church, but the "moment that changed my life," as Thackery recalls it, occurred quite by accident one night when ... Read more in Amazon's Jimmy Thackery Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 22, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Telarc
  • ASIN: B000OQDX2W
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,191 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Since co-founding the Nighthawks in 1972, this singer-guitarist's compass has pointed steadily toward the blues, but like 2006's In a Natural State collaboration with the Cate Brothers, this disc veers into roadhouse rock, country, and even jazz. Although it ends with a suite of three soulful instrumentals, including the Wes Montgomery-influenced title track and Jimi Hendrix's rarely covered psychedelic funker "Who Knows," Thackery's concentrated as much on songwriting here as his bruising guitar tones. He trashes the cult of celebrity in "Hit the Big Time" and "Fifteen Minutes," dripping pure acid over riff-based grooves, and "Blue Tears" is melancholy honky-tonk, sold by Thackery's thin, quavering voice and faux-steel-guitar string-bending. The spoken blues "XXX Wife" plays marital collapse for laughs, but Thackery remains most articulate when he's picking. The shuffle "Hobart's Blues" is a stone Texas 12-bar guitar showcase, and the album's beautiful centerpiece is "Daze in May," a Tex-Mex reverie that glides on Thackery's mix of acoustic tones, with a sunny, mellow electric melody and volume swells that conjure clouds floating through a peaceful desert sky. --Ted Drozdowski

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thackery at his best! July 28, 2007
Format:Audio CD
When I saw Jimmy Thackery perform two months ago with only 150 other lucky souls I was completely blown away. Had heard his CD's but nothing prepared me for the pure power and guitar virtuosity that he displayed that night. When I heard "Solid Ice" live , I told my friend it sounded like a cross between Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix....and I still think so.
I bought the CD at the show and it immediately became my current favorite. All but two of the songs are great, several are awesome! You can't go wrong with this if you are a fan of blues/rock guitar.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 3, maybe 4 stars, just average June 6, 2011
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Well, new label, loss of fire?, is my fire insurance agent getting old?, this is no where near "Wild Night Out", not even close, do I like it?, yes and no, it just lacks any fire or emotion, it's the perfect "muszac" blues disc, soon to be heard in an elevator of your choice!, it's the dullest Jimmy Thackery disc in my collection, am I sorry I bought it?, hell no!, just turn on any radio in American to any music station and hear why it stands head and shoulders above what's popular now, I hope it grows on me, I plan on giving it a chance.
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4.0 out of 5 stars King of the Blues July 23, 2007
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Mr. Thackery has never really captured his live performance onto a tangible medium but this recording is an excellent reminder of why he should be experienced live. Songs choices are excellent and performance is outstanding. Should be experienced by mainstream audiences as well as blues enthusiests.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Ice is solid January 26, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of Jimmy Thackery for many years. I sent Blind Pig a check for his first Blind Pig CD before he signed with them. I own all of his current CD's and most of his prior records made with the Nighthawks. He is getting better with age and in my opinion he ranks above Clapton and Green.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Ice, my review from Barcelona June 25, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a great record and I say -this is- because in May 9, 2007 after hearing some times the 2006 LP "In The Natural State", that I just had bought, I remained very disappointed of the so limp work of Thackery and I wrote, right here, perhaps a too much furious criticism (see my review of this record).
Now this SOLID ICE in spite of having some theme, I would say, inadequate as the "Daze In May" and "Blue Tears" frankly poor and bored with Haitian-Caribbean air and out of the habitual environment of Thackery ( I do not understand in which he is thinking when he composes these themes), the remainder of the LP is frankly very good with Blues and Blues-Rock of high category with magnificient riffs and guitar solos, worthy of Thackery turning it in a real festival for all the fans of the guitar. The first four themes are, which better one, with air of rock-and-roll restrospective the first three, and when you listen the fourth, the mid-tempo "Hobart' s Blues" what a great theme, you begin to notice what good is the friend Jimmy when he tries, also I do special mention of the "XXX Wife" with some Jazz air, "One Or The Other" good Blues-Pop, "Solid Ice" wich gives title to the record, an instrumental relaxed Blues with Thackery's style, personal seal and great guitar, closing the record a very good cover, also instrumental, of the great theme "Who Knows" composed by Jimmy Hendrix and released in his marvellous Band Of Gypsys. This it's a very good record, I recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars jimmy thackery solid ice January 15, 2008
By bbx
Format:Audio CD
i have most of jimmy thackery's cds,and i think this is pretty equal to his others.
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