Thirty-seven years ago the Fabulous Thunderbirds rumbled out of Austin, Texas and broke small-scale sound barriers with their butt-rockin’ blues. Soul became a recurring style for them, and especially for Wilson. Strong Like That retains a blues edge but lights a major blaze under that soul meter. Whether on this, the fifteenth Fabulous Thunderbirds album, or on any of Wilson’s five solo albums, his vision is implemented perfectly. The songs he wrote, and the unique covers he chose, make for one of the best T-Birds albums in some time. Strong Like That indeed.