Bill Wyman Just For A Thrill

Just For A Thrill
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  • Released: March 2, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Fuel 2000 Records, Inc.


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Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings: Bill Wyman (bass instrument); Mike Sanchez (vocals); Terry Taylor (guitar); Chris Stainton, Frank Ricotti, Georgie Fame, Linzi Hunter, Albert Lee , Mark Knopfler, Beverley Skeete, Graham Broad, Nick Payn, Sid Gould.
Personnel: Bill Wyman, Bill Wyman (vocals, keyboards, percussion); Albert Lee (vocals, guitar); Ian Siegal (vocals, slide guitar); Mike Sanchez (vocals, piano, background vocals); Georgie Fame (vocals, organ); Beverley Skeete (vocals, background vocals); Terry Norman Taylor (guitar, slide guitar, dobro, background vocals); Mark Knopfler, Martin Taylor, Andy Fairweather Low, Tommy Emmanuel, Tim Cansfield (guitar); Nick Payn (flute, harmonica, horns); Frank Mead (harmonica, horns); Brice Winston (saxophone); Sid Gould (trumpet); Chris Stainton (piano, bass synthesizer); Axel Zwingenberger, David Hartley (piano); Graham Broad (drums, percussion); Frank Ricotti (percussion); Linzi Hunter (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Brian Tench.
Recording information: Fairfield Hall, Croydon Surrey, England (10/24/1998-06/22/2001); The Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway (10/24/1998-06/22/2001).
No one is likely to expect former Rolling Stones' bassist Bill Wyman, nearing 69 years of age at the time of this 2005 release, to turn out a groundbreaking, experimental album. That expectation is well founded. In fact, Wyman's band the Rhythm Kings, play a version of old school bluesy, R&B that is so comfortable it feels like a pair of well-worn sneakers. Yet that is precisely the charm of JUST FOR A THRILL. With help from vocalists Albert Lee, Mike Sanchez, Georgie Fame, and Beverley Skeets, and a host of veteran rockers (including Mark Knopfler on guitar), Wyman makes the familiar fun.
As one might expect from a group of musicians graying around the temples (okay, they're completely gray), there isn't much of the grind and grit that characterized the Stones early R&B phase. But while the grooves are well polished and easy on the ears, they also speak to the years of experience evident in the performances here. The repertoire is a mix of originals (there are several tracks written by Wyman and guitarist Terry Taylor), Stax/Volt covers (Sam & Dave's "You Don't Know"), standards ("Georgia on My Mind") and rock classics (the Beatles' "Taxman"). This session is relaxed, easy-going, and all about good times.

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  • UPC: 030206145922
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