Powerful Stuff

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Powerful Stuff
Powerful Stuff.jpg
Studio album by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Released 1989
Studio Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Blues-rock
Texas blues
Length 42:26
Label CBS Associated
Producer Terry Manning
The Fabulous Thunderbirds chronology
Hot Number
(1987)Hot Number1987
Powerful Stuff
Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk
(1991)Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Powerful Stuff is a 1989 studio album by Texas based blues rock band The Fabulous Thunderbirds. It was recorded in Memphis and produced by Terry Manning.

The track "Powerful Stuff" achieved mainstream success and was featured in Touchstone Pictures' 1988 hit film Cocktail. It was the first single released from the Cocktail soundtrack album, which reached number one on the Billboard Charts and sold over 12 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rock This Place" (Jerry Lynn Williams) - 4:22
  2. "Knock Yourself Out" (David Porter, Garry Goin, Ronald Hill, Kim Wilson) - 4:32
  3. "Mistake Number 1" (David Porter, T. Thomas) - 4:53
  4. "One Night Stand" (Jerry Lynn Williams) - 4:59
  5. "Emergency" (Kim Wilson) - 3:35
  6. "Powerful Stuff" (Michael Henderson, R.S. Field, Wally Wilson) - 4:38
  7. "Close Together" (Jerry Lynn Williams) - 5:18
  8. "Now Loosen Up Baby" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 3:35
  9. "She's Hot" (Kim Wilson) - 3:22
  10. "Rainin' in My Heart" (James Moore, Jerry West) - 3:41


The Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • Kim Wilson - vocals, harmonica
  • Jimmie Vaughan - guitar
  • Preston Hubbard - electric and acoustic bass
  • Fran Christina - drums


  • Jimi Jamison, Terry Manning, William C. Brown III - backing vocals


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